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Sri Govardanambikai temple
Moolavar: Govardanambikai
  Urchavar: -
  Amman / Thayar: -
  Thala Virutcham: -
  Theertham: -
  Agamam / Pooja : -
  Old year: 500 years old
  Historical Name: -
  City: Perumanallur
  District: Tiruppur
  State: Tamil Nadu
  11 day Brahmmotsavam in Chithirai (April-May),Aani Tirumanjanam in June-July, Sani Peyarchi – transition of planet Saturn once in two and half years, Navarathri in September-October, Shivarathri in February-March and Tirukarthikai in November-December are the festivals celebrated in the temple.  
 Temple's Speciality:
  As mother Parvathi took on a penance facing west, Lord Shiva in the temple also graces facing west.  
Opening Time:
  The temple is open from 7.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.  
  Sri Govardanambikai Temple, Perumanallur, Tirupur district.  
  +91 - 421 235 0544, 235 1396. 
 General Information:

Sri Ammaiyappar on Nandhi the bull vehicle of Lord Shiva, Lord Muruga holding weapons in His 12 hands with His consorts Valli and Deivanai, Lord Vinayaka with His writing instrument (Ezhuthani in Tamil) on His lower right hand facing west grace the devotees at the entrance mandap.  Behind are shrines for planet Saturn, Chandikeswara, Mother Durga and Dakshinamurthy in the corridor-prakara.


People pray for child boon, progress in education and for removal of obstacles in marriage talks.

Thanks giving:
  Devotees perform abishek and Vastra to Lord and Mother and contribute for the renovation projects of the temple. 
 Greatness Of Temple:

As Mother performed penance facing west, Lord Shiva too graces in the temple facing west.  On His left, Mother graces with lotus flowers in hands and a crown facing west.  The brass frame around Her has a lion at its top.  This ancient place was covered by green fields when Mother performed her penance.  Green fields in Tamil are called Pazhanam, hence was known as Perum Pazhanam and Perum Pazhana Puri which in course of time changed as Perumanallur.


One Ponnambalakoothan belonging to the Chola region donated this land for renovating the Vinayaka temple here.  Remembering him, the place is also known as Koothanur.  Sri Sundaramurthy Nayanar and his friend Cheraman Perumal, a staunch Shiva devotee worshipped the Lord here.


As the temple was built by kings Rajaraja Uthama Cholan and Uthama Chola Veeranarayanan, the Lord is named Uthamalingeswarar.  Lord Oordhvathandavamurthi, Arthanareeswarar, Veerabagu, Nambirajan with his wife and scenes explaining the importance of Shivarathri are beautifully sculpted in the pillars of the temple.

  Temple History:

Once, people began to indulge in sinful and arrogant activities, forgetting God totally.  The righteous shrunk while the wicked grew in numbers.  Furious Shiva caused sand rain threatening total destruction of earth.  Some Shiva devotees prayed to Mother Parvathi to pardon the sinners and turn them good.  Mother Parvathi pleaded with Lord Shiva for them which He turned down.  To help the people, Mother came down to earth and began a severe penance on Lord Shiva sitting westward under a Vilwa tree in Perumpazhanam.  Lord Shiva appeared before Mother Parvathi and granted Her wish.


Mother Parvathi stayed in the place in the name of Govardanambikai with Lord Shiva as Uthamalingeswarar.  Later, the temple was built by Chola kings.

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