A 10th century shrine constructed by the chola kings, Sri Kodanadaramaswami temple is dedicated to Sri Rama one of the incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Lakshman and Sita flank the main deity. Stories say that the almighty Lord Rama along with his Goddess Sita and Lakshman made their stay sometime in this temple while their comeback from Ceylon. It is supposed that Narasimharaya Mudiliyar began the temple construction. The Garbha griha and antarala shows Vijayanagara influence while the cornice above the wall is decorated with Simhalalata gables. The Vimana with kuta, panjara, sala, panjara and kutaencompass are ekatala type structures. Above this tala, there is a phalaka containing lions in the four corners. Vertical ribbon in the shikhara belongs to the vesara order. The shikhara is round in shape and it holds a metal kalasa above it.