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Sri Koodal alagiya perumal temple
 
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Moolavar: Koodal alagiya perumal
  Urchavar: Sundara Rajan
  Amman / Thayar: Mahalakshmi
  Thala Virutcham: Tamarind tree
  Theertham: -
  Agamam / Pooja : Pancharatra
  Old year: 500 years old
  Historical Name: Tirukoodalur
  City: Koodalur
  District: Theni
  State: Tamil Nadu
 
     
Singers:
     
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 Festival:
     
  Chitra Poornima in April-May; Sri Krishna Jayanthi in August-September; Garudaseva – Lord granting darshan on the eagle vehicle Garuda on Purattasi Saturdays in September-October; Karthikai in November-December; Vaikunda Ekadasi in December-January and Panguni Uthiram in March-April are the festivals celebrated in the temple.  
     
 Temple's Speciality:
     
  Lord Koodalazhagar grants His merciful darshan to the devotees in the sanctum sanctorum under the Ashtanga Vimana designed with events related to Srimad Ramayana and Krishna Leelas.  
     
Opening Time:
   
  The temple is open from 10.30 a.m. and 12.00 a.m. and from 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.  
   
Address:
   
  Sri Koodalazhagar Temple, Gudalur-625 518. Theni district.  
   
Phone:
   
  +91- 4554 - 230 852. 
    
 General Information:
     
  It is noteworthy that the events of Ramayana from the very births of Lord Sri Rama, His devout brothers Sri Lakshmana, Sri Bharatha and Sri Satrugna, Rama’s wedding with Mother Sita, His exile, abduction of Sita by Ravana, Rama rescuing Sita and the final Coronation of Sri Rama in Ayodhya are beautifully, easthetically and so realistically sculptured on the Vimana on all the four sides.  The vimana, thus is praised as Ramayana Vimana.
The king, while constructing the temple formed a prakara around the sanctum sanctorum under the vimana.  This is open to devotees.  This is a feature which could be noticed only in very ancient temples.  Mother Mahalakshmi, Child Navaneethakrishna with butter in His hands, Saint Tirumangai Azhwar, Saint Nammzhwar, Acharya Sri Ramanuja grace in the front mandap.  The zodiac signs are drawn on the roof of the mandap with Mother Mahalakshmi occupying the central space.  It is suggested that devotees pray standing under this sign for prosperity boon.
The place is the border area of the Western Ghats connecting Pandya and Chera kingdoms.  As two places join here, it is named Koodalur-now Gudalur.  Koodal means linking.  It is also explained that that Perumal from Koodalur in Madurai has His temple here, it is named Koodalur.  The Fish and the Bow symbols of the Pandyas and Cheras respectively are carved side by side in the temple.
 
     
Prayers
    
 

Devotees pray to Lord for success in their endeavours, family prosperity and timely weddings.

 
    
Thanks giving:
    
  Devotees perform pujas to Lord with Tulsi garlands, vastras and sweet pudding-Sarkarai pongal nivedhanas. 
    
 Greatness Of Temple:
     
  As Lord Koodalazhar in Madurai and Lord Soumya Narayana in Tirukoshtiyur among the Vaishnavite Divya Desas, Perumal in this temple too graces from the sanctum sanctorum under the Ashtanga Vimana.  These temples are considered very special among the Divya Desas.  This temple comes under the list with the Ashtanga Vimana, more special with the sculptures depicting Ramayana events praised as Ramayana Vimana.
Lord with His consorts appears majestically in a standing posture.  Tirumanjanam is not performed here. Oil mixed with various cosmetics is applied on Perumal each Friday.  It is also noteworthy that presiding Lord is named after Madurai Koodalazhagar and the procession deity in the name of His counterpart in Tirumalirunjolai.  Husband and wife or family relatives separated from one another pray to Perumal with Tulsi garland and vastras seeking re-union boon.  Those aspiring for leadership position pray to Perumal with Angavastram-upper cloth to realize their wish.
There is stone Deepa (lamp) post in front of Lord’s shrine.  It is lit on Karthikai Deepam day.  There is a ‘Kodungai’ made of stone in the temple.
 
     
  Temple History:
     
  A demon with the power of the boon he had from Lord Shiva began to harass the Devas.  They fell at the feet of Lord Maha Vishnu for protection.  Lord Vishnu held a meeting with Devas at the foot of the Western Ghats to decide the course of action to kill the demon.  He then killed the demon and agreed to stay here at the request of the Devas.  In the days followed, the place lost its glory.
A king ruling this place was a staunch devotee of Madurai Koodalazhagar.  He would begin his daily activities only after worshipping Him.  He was longing to build a temple for his Lord.  But he could not decide the site and how to make idols.  He prayed to Perumal to guide him in the plan.  Lord appeared in His dream and showed this place.  The king built the temple, made idols as he saw in his dream with Mothers, installed them here and completed the construction of the temple.  He named the Lord Koodal Azhagar.
 
     
Special Features:
     
  Miracle Based: Lord Koodalazhagar grants His merciful darshan to the devotees in the sanctum sanctorum under the Ashtanga Vimana designed with events related to Srimad Ramayana and Krishna Leelas.
 
     
     
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