The Koodal Azhagar Temple is originally believed to be built by the Pandyas. The Vijayanagar and Madurai Nayak kings have also made major additions to the temple structure and commissioned pillared halls and major shrines during the 16th century. The temple hails from the earliest Age of Sangam period and is built in the Dravidian style of architecture. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu and his wife Goddess Lakshmi, there are three altars in the Koodal Alagar Temple, and Lord Vishnu resides all of them in three different postures.The temple has a five-tiered Rajagopuram, which is the gateway tower. The entire structure is surrounded by granite walls, hemming in all the shrines. The other impressive feature of this holy center includes the ornamental windows. Elegantly embossed and reflective of the exceptional skills of the stone masons, the wooden panels look spectacular as they are carved intricately.
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