MADURAI KSHETHRA – Sri Alagar Temple

The Mahabharata says that this temple was visited by both Yudhisthira and Arjuna. It is said that Koorattalwar, the chief disciple of saint Ramanujan, regained his eyes by worshipping the deity here. Don’t miss the 2000 years old Sudarsana-Chakra in this temple. The God Alagar comes to Madurai Vaigai Rivera…

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MADURAI KSHETHRA – Koodal Alagar Temple

In the west of the city there is an ancient Vaishnavism temple with beautiful sculptures. This temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu is older than the Meenakshi Temple.This temple is one of the 108Thirupathis.The Moolavar (presiding deity)is known by the name “Koodal Alagar” and the thana (mother)is known as” Maduravalli”.Periyalvar sang…

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MADURAI KSHETHRA – Thirumalai Naick Palace

The another interesting place of interest in Madurai is Thirumalai Nick Mahal. It is about lk.m. south-east of the Meenakshi Temple. This graceful palace was constructed in Indo-saracenic style by King Thirumalai Nick in 1636 A.D. This Palace once again illustrates the architectural mastery of the Nick. What remains of…

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MADURAI KSHETHRA – Mukuruni Ganapathy East Tower

Devotees should meditate the five holy alphabets, recite the sacred names of the Lord, sing divine songs and go round the shrine.While going round the first corridor, Amravati Vinaya on the south-east, Villa Vinaya on the south-west, Nirutha Ganapati and Muthukumaraswamy and Chandikeswarar on the northwest must be worshipped.While going…

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MADURAI KSHETHRA – Procedure of worship

Worshipping Devi Meenakshi at first had been the manner of prayer traditionally. Devotees should enter the temple through Amman Sannathi, pass along Ashtasakthi Mandapam, Meenakshi Nayar Mandapam and Mudali Mandapam,Golden Lotus tank. Foremost, they must worship the Viboothi Vinayakar on the south of the sacred tank. From the southern bank,…

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