Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Dakshinamurthy Temple (Guru Temple), Govindavadi, Kanchipuram

Dakshinamurthy Temple (Guru Temple), Govindavadi, Kanchipuram
Dakshinamurthy Temple is located at Govindavadi Village near Agaram in Kanchipuram District of Tamilnadu. Dakshinamoorthy an aspect of Shiva is the presiding deity for the planet Jupiter or Brihaspati. The planet Jupiter shifts from one Zodiac sign to the next once in a year and as such has a great influence on the fate of people. There are, therefore, innumerable shrines for this benign planet which is worshipped in the persona of Dakshinamoorthy, the Guru.





Govindavadi is locally known for the Gurusthalam temple, a shrine dedicated to the Hindu deity Dakshinamoorthy. It is said that Govinda Swamy Perumal along with his family was tutored the Vedas by Dakshinamoorthy at this Temple and hence the name. Every Thursday is considered as a special occasion and devotees visit this temple in large numbers on that day. Guru Preethi pooja may be done to overcome any issues/obstacles posed by the influence of planet Guru.





This is also the only exclusive shrine for Lord Dakshinamurthy. Normally in other shrines the Lord is in the Southern side of the Main/presiding deity with no gopuram/tower. However, at Govindavadi Temple the main presiding deity is Lord Dakshinamoorthy with other deities around. It is a famous temple for Dakshinamurthy and a Navagraha kshetra for Guru.




Another important aspect exclusive to this temple is that devotees, whose marriage proposals face hurdles because of the influence of Raghu, Kethu or Angaragan, are allowed to perform Abhishekam to the naga kanni idols installed at the north-west corner of the temple. After performing the anointment, they have to worship Dakshinamoorthy to get their marriage proposals through.





Legends
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The Temple
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Pooja Timings & Fees Structure
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Festivals
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Prayers
People facing adverse effects of Jupiter aspects pray in the temple. Devotees light lamps in coconut shells. Women perform Sumangali Puja to Mother for happy wedding. Every Thursday is considered as a special occasion and devotees visit this temple in large numbers on that day. Guru Preethi pooja may be done to overcome any issues/obstacles posed by the influence of planet Guru. People facing adverse effects of Jupiter aspects pray in the temple.
Contact
Sri Dakshinamurthy Temple,
Govindavadi- 631 502,
Kancheepuram District
Phone: +91- 44 - 3720 9615, 27294200
Mobile: +91 - 93809 57562, 9444754773, 9976975743, 7639940973
Connectivity
The temple is situated in the village of Govindavadi on the Kanchipuram Arakonam state highway. From the Chennai Bangalore highway cross the left turn to Kanchi and proceed straight. You will see a railway road over bridge (called Vellai gate railway gate locally). Do not go over the bridge instead proceed below the bridge and turn right towards Pallavan engineering college and proceed straight towards Arakonam. After about 15 kms you will see the saffron arch of the village take a left turn here and in a couple of Kms you will reach the temple.
Govindavadi is near Agaram on the Kanchi-Arakkonam route, 1.5 km from the Kammavarpet railway gate; 12 kms from Kancheepuram, towards Arakonam. The devotee has to get down at Agaram bus stop and hire an auto. Buses from Chennai to Kancheepuram via Arakonam pass through this place. Nearest Railway Station is located at Kanchipuram and Nearest Airport is located at Chennai at a distance of 70 kms.

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