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Sri Pandurangan temple
Moolavar: Pandurangan
  Urchavar: -
  Amman / Thayar: -
  Thala Virutcham: -
  Theertham: -
  Agamam / Pooja : -
  Old year: 500 years old
  Historical Name: -
  City: Govindapuram
  District: Thanjavur
  State: Tamil Nadu
 Temple's Speciality:
  There is room below Lord Panduranga shrine. Books with 1 billion Vittal Namavali are stored here. There is facility to circumambulate the room.  
Opening Time:
  The temple is open from 8.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.  
  Sri Pandurangan Temple, Govindapuram, Kumbakonam, Thanjavur dist.  
  +91 435- 247 2300 
 General Information:

The temple is divided into various parts as Pravesh Dwar, Maha Dwar, Vasantha Mandap, Maha Mandap, Artha Mandap and the sanctum sanctorum.  All the mandaps are constructed with such technical skill without pillars.  It has audio, video and lift facilities for the aged.  The top floor is decorated with fiber and electricity power control block.  The idols of Panduranga devotees adore Mahamandap measuring 2000 sq, ft.  Palli Arai is nearby.  The portraits of Haridas Swami, Krishna Premi Swami, Gnanananda Swami are in the Artha Mandap measuring 600 sq. ft.  5000 devotees can sit in these 70 ft. tall mandaps for meditation.  Special entrances are provided to facilitate circumambulation of the mandaps.


Major area of the 15 acre Panduranga Ashram is dedicated for the Goshala – Cow ground.  Pujas are daily dedicated to the cows.  It is noteworthy that the people of this area, happy with the projects of the ashram, had offered their lands too for the development purposes.

Thanjavur district is noted for many Aadheenams engaged in spiritual services.  Govindapuram Panduranga aharam is now an addition making people happier.  The Ashram conducts medical camps and helps about 1000 poor students with school books and note books.


Devotees seek boons of their wish to Lord Panduranga.

Thanks giving:
  Devotees approach the temple management and offer their contribution. 
 Greatness Of Temple:

This is the holy land where His Holiness Bodhendra Swamigal lived and preached the glory of the names of Baghwan - Bhagawan Nama to all.  Though there are some temples for Lord Panduranga in the state, this is the only temple that is gigantic in size built at a huge cost running to crores.  The consecration of the temple was celebrated on July 15, 2011 presided by Paranur Mahatma Sri Krishna Premi Swamigal.


Lord Panduranga graces the devotees accompanied by Mother Rukmini from the sanctum sanctorum measuring 729 sq. ft.  There is an underground room where 100 crore Vittal Namavali books are stored.  There is facility to circumambulate the room.


Representing the 132 Panchatis of Surya Namaskar, the temple is constructed at a height of 40 feet with a tower scaling 92 feet designed on the North Indian tradition.

As No. 18 indicates victory, a copper Kalasa to this height is placed on the tower with facilities of circumambulation.  The 27 steps represent the 27 stars.  The doors of the temples bear beautiful depictions of great souls and elephants.  The Theertha tank is on the northern side.  The idols and the construction of the temple had been made jointly by Tamilnadu and Marathi sculptors. 


Two elephants adore both sides of the bodhi tree (Arasa Maram) near the Theerthakulam.  Lord Vinayaka graces devotees from under the tree. 


Cows, the life line of Hindus, are devotionally and affectionately taken care of by the ashram.  Go Samrakshana – Cow Care – is an important duty in Panduranga Vittal Rukmini Samsthan.  Remembering Lord Krishna as custodian of the cows in Gokhulam, 300 cows had been brought here from Dwaraka, Brindavan and Mathura.  There are now 400 cows in the Goshala.  All are sheltered with fan facility for protection from summer heat under a roof and other facilities.  The Goshala is very hygienically maintained.  The cows are given good fodder, pure drinking water.  Every cow undergoes a medical check-up each day.  Necessary staff is employed to take care of them.  They graze on a vast land of five acres.  The cow produces are used only Ashram needs and are not sold outside.  The Dwaraka cows are majestic in look with broad ears that once enjoyed the melodious flute music of Lord Krishna. Brahmma Sri Vittaldas Maharaj spends all his lecture income for the welfare of the cows.


The Ashram had installed a power plant using cow dung as fuel thus producing 12 KV power each day for its own power needs.  The plant produces power to meet 10 hour need of the ashram each day.

  Temple History:

A devotee, Haridas by name was too disobedient to his parents.  Later, he reformed himself and became dedicated to the service of his parents.  Lord Panduranga appeared before him directly and called the boy.  The boy asked Panduranga to wait and stand on a brick till he returned after servicing his parents.  Vittal means brick.  The tradition of chanting Vittala Nama came from this incident.  Brahmma Sri Vittala Das Maharaj arranged the construction of this huge temple as the one in Maharashtra.  Earlier, there was small shrine only for the presiding deity.  It grew later and the building of this huge temple began in the year 2003 and was completed with its majestic status of the day.

Special Features:
  Miracle Based: Govindapuram is 13 km far from Kumbakonam on the Mayiladuthurai route.
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