Kodumbalur is 36 Kms. from Pudukkottai and 42 Kms. from
Thiruchirappalli. It was formerly the seat of Irukkuvelirs,who were related to the Cholas. Kodumbalur is one of the
ancient places in the district and is mentioned in Silappadikaram, The epic hero and
his wife are said to have passed through this place on their way to Madurai. The
early Chola temple here is known as "Muvarkoil". Of the three shrines of
Moovarkoil only two exist now. These temples were build by But Vikramakesari in the 10th Century A.D. The Architecture of the temple
is unique among South Indian temples and is the forerunner of all the grand Chola
The Sculptures of Kalarimurthi, Gajasamharamurthi, Ardhanaari, Gangadaramurthi. etc.,are interesting masterpieces of art.The Muchukundeswarar temple of the early Chola period is another important temple of archaeological importance.
Open on all days.
Admission to Moovarkovil is by ticket.