Welcome to Arulmigu Kallalagar Temple
Welcome to Arulmigu Kallalagar Temple Kalallagar Temple
Welcome to Arulmigu Kallalagar Temple
Welcome to Arulmigu Kallalagar Temple
Welcome to Arulmigu Kallalagar Temple
Welcome to Arulmigu Kallalagar Temple

Arualmigu Kallalagar Thirukkoil

Located 21 kms northwest of Madurai is a Vishnu Temple on a picturesque wooded hill.Here 'Vishnu' presides as Meenakshi's brother 'Azhgar'. During the Chitrai festival in April/May.
Vishva Rupam 6.00 AM
Pongal Kalam 7.00 AM
UcchikKalam 12.00 PM
Sayarakchai 5.00 PM
Nithiyana Santhanam 6.30 PM
Sampakkalam 8.00 PM

FESTIVAL NEWS

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Chithirai

Chithirai Grand festival. Chithirai festival of this temple celebrated for ten days is one of the declared festivals of Tamilnadu Government. This fes tival day is declared as Local Holiday. In chithirai, Lord Kallalagar starts from Alagar kovil in the form of Kallar and reaches Madurai on Pou rnami (Full Moon day).

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Vaikashi

Vasandha festival. Festival dramatically re enacts the visitation of Lord Kallalag ar to Madurai from Alagarkoil . Lakhs of devotees flock to river Vaigai to p ersonally witness the event of lord Alagar stepping down into the river and to get his blessings.During the months of July and August the festival of Aadi Brahmmorchavam is being celebrated for 10 days.

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Aani

Muppala festival. The next morning Alagar in the form of Kallar returns to Alagar kovil in 'Poo Pallakku'(Palanquin decorated with flowers) In the month of April and may, each year the great Chitra festival is celebr ated on Pournami (full moon day).

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Aadi

Aadi Grand festival. As Alagar returns from Vandiyur Dhasavatharam festival is celebrated throughout the night at Ramarayar Mandapam in the Northern part of river Vai gai. After this event Alagar is taken to Mysore Veera Mandapam on decorated Anantharayar Palanquin.

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Aavani

Thiru Pouthira festival. Here he steps into river Vaigai in his Horse Vaganam. Lakhs of devotees flock to river Vaigai to see this event. "Ethir Sevai" festival is celebrated on the day before Alagar steps into river Vaig ai. It is a tradition for the people of Madurai to welcome Alagar.

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Purattasi

Navarathiri festival. As Alagar returns from Vandiyur Dhasavatharam festival is celebrated throughout the night at Ramarayar Mandapam in the Northern part of river Vai gai. After this event Alagar is taken to Mysore Veera Mandapam on decorated Anantharayar Palanquin.

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Iyppasi

Thailakkappu (Sri Perumal visiting Noopura Gangai) As Alagar returns from Vandiyur Dhasavatharam festival is celebrated throughout the night at Ramarayar Mandapam in the Northern part of river Vai gai. After this event Alagar is taken to Mysore Veera Mandapam on decorated Anantharayar Palanquin.

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Karthigai

Karthigai Deepa festival. As Alagar returns from Vandiyur Dhasavatharam festival is celebrated throughout the night at Ramarayar Mandapam in the Northern part of river Vai gai. After this event Alagar is taken to Mysore Veera Mandapam on decorated Anantharayar Palanquin.

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Margazhi

Thiruvadhyayana festival (Pagal Patthu Rappatthu festival). As Alagar returns from Vandiyur Dhasavatharam festival is celebrated throughout the night at Ramarayar Mandapam in the Northern part of river Vai gai. After this event Alagar is taken to Mysore Veera Mandapam on decorated Anantharayar Palanquin.

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Kanu festival.

As Alagar returns from Vandiyur Dhasavatharam festival is celebrated throughout the night at Ramarayar Mandapam in the Northern part of river Vai gai. After this event Alagar is taken to Mysore Veera Mandapam on decorated Anantharayar Palanquin.

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Masi

Gajendra Motcham festival, Float festival. As Alagar returns from Vandiyur Dhasavatharam festival is celebrated throughout the night at Ramarayar Mandapam in the Northern part of river Vai gai. After this event Alagar is taken to Mysore Veera Mandapam on decorated Anantharayar Palanquin.

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Pankuni

Thirukalyana Festival. As Alagar returns from Vandiyur Dhasavatharam festival is celebrated throughout the night at Ramarayar Mandapam in the Northern part of river Vai gai. After this event Alagar is taken to Mysore Veera Mandapam on decorated Anantharayar Palanquin.

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IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT TEMPLE

The temple is built on an extensive area in a very picturesque spot, surrounded by the ruins of a historic fort.The impressive main tower at the entrance,be lieved to have been built by the Pandyan Kings, has some beautiful sculptures depicting scenes from the epics. According to historical records, Malayadhwaja Pandyan, son of Kulasekhara Pandyan, who is said to have established the Pandy an kingdom, appears to be the earliest known monarch who patronised this temple.


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Annadhanam

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