108 Divya Desam Temples - Madurai
Alagarkoil features in the opening scenes and in a song in the famous Tamil film ‘Thillana Mohanambal’.
The temple has a large 5 tier Rajagopuram at the entrance. The sanctum sanctorum has two levels.
During the churning of the oceans to get Amirtham (Ambrosia), a drop is said to have fallen in the Theppakulam (Holy Tank) here.