Thiru Koodal - Sri Koodal Azhagar Perumal Temple Koodalazhagar - file picture Thiru Koodal or Koodal Azhagar Temple is in Madurai,Tamil Nadu and is one of the 108 divya desams. It is situated very close to the popular Madurai Meenakshi amman temple. As per legends, there were floods and the whole area were inundated with heavy rainfall.People prayed to Lord Maha Vishnu, and he sent four big clouds that shielded the area from the rains like a big umbrella.As the clouds gathered here this place became to be known as Thiru Koodal. Koodal Azhagar temple is situated in a sprawling space and has a five tiered gopuram which is around 125 ft (38mtrs) tall. Historians dates this temple to 3rd century BCE.We can see moolavar Koodal Azhagar in the veetrindha kolam (sitting posture) in the main sannidhi and as you climb to the other tier or floor you can see the Lord as Suryanarayanan in nindra thirukolam (standing posture) and in ano