Madurai is a hub of magnificent and outstanding temples and Alagar Kovil is one of them. This beautifully constructed temple is situated only at the distance of 21 kms from Madurai and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The main highlights of the temple are its marvelous “Mandapams” and also superb sculptures. According to past legends, it is believed that Azghar, form of Lord Vishnu, resides in the city as Meenakshi’s brother. Chithirai festival is celebrated with full joy and gusto in this temple and at this time, marriage ceremony of Goddess Meenakshi and Lord Sundareswara is organized here. So, even today, during this festival, gold idol of Lord Azghar, is brought to Madurai from Alaghar Kovil in procession to take part in the festival. Thus, it is also one of the not to be missed attraction in Madurai.