Sri Vittal Rukmani Temple - Govindapuram
Sri Vittal Rukmani Temple
The Temple is the result of Untiring Effort of Sri Vittal Das, Who has Constructed this Great Temple of This age, by Performing Namasankirthanam in many parts of India. This Temple in Govindapuram Village (Dhakshina Pandari Puram) , about 15 Kms from Kumbakonam, in Thanjavur District.The Gopuram (main tower) of the Temple is 132 ft tall. The sight of the huge Gopuram is a divine treat to watch.A huge Kalasam crowns the Maha Gopuram. The Kalasam itself is 18 ft high.Mahamandapam, where Swamy’s Palli Arai (Sayana Mandapam) is constructed - is an unique structure, as it has an Artistic Dome, which is visible from inside too. The Dome is of South Indian architectural design.Vasantha Mandapam is a piller less huge hall, where Namasankeerthanam, Bhajans, Upanyasams and various uthsavams like Radha Kalyanam etc., will be held. This hall can accommodate more than 2000 Bakthas at a time . The ceiling of the vasantha Mandapm is decorated with fiber class Printing.The Mahadhwar (main entrance) of the Temple is of Maharashtrian style and is a 80 ft tall structural beauty, with a width of 62 ft..Large size of decorative depictions of 16 various Leelas (divine actions) of Lord Sri Krishna, sculptured in high quality wood are fixed inside the premises .
Devotees can go near the Deities of Vittal and Rukmani and Perform Padaseva. At behest of Sri Sri Vittaldas Maharaj, 100 Crore VITTAL Nama Pathram was kept right beneath the Lotus Feet of Sri Vittal & Sri Rakumayi .The Prethista of the same was done on Ashadi Ekadasi July11 2011 .The entire Temple is fully Air-conditioned for the convenience of the visiting devotees. The Kumbabhishekam of the Temple was performed in a grand manner on 15th July 2011. We worshiped in the Temple which is an Architectural marvel, on 15th August 2011.
There is a Well maintained Goshala. Protection of Cows Go Samrakshanam has become the need of the day to revive the nation from the downfall from these sinful deeds and restore prosperity, peace and harmony. Towards this noble cause, a Goshala is functioning inside Sri Vittal Rukmini Samsthan premises. A unique feature of this Goshala is that the Cows are of Sri Brindhavan, Sri Govardhan, Sri Dwaraka origin and descendants of cows grazed by Lord Sri Krishna Himself. Hence this Goshala is rightly named Sri Gokulam. Devoted food, shelter, water, electricity and medical facilities are made available for this Goshala.
We could see a huge surge of Visiting Devotees, who come from various parts including chennai, Andhra and other places of the Country. A lot f construction is on, within the premised. Also Cottage facilities for visiting devotees are being constructed. All can Enjoy bathing in the River Cauvery Flowing Nearby. Photography inside the Temple is not allowed. Food facility is not available nearby.
I Request the Rukmani Vittal Samasthan to create a beautiful Nandavanam with Flowering plants, and name it as Brindavanam.