Shri Vittal Rukmini Panduranga Temple

 Aaduthurai, Thanjavur


Main Deity : Shri Panduranga.

Ambal : Shri Rukmini.

Prominence of the shrine : This temple is located in Govindapuram near Kumbakonam. Rama Dheekshithar is the son of Sengaalipuram Narayana Dheekshithar. He does Pravasanam here even today. His son is Shri Shri Vittal Das Maharaj. Sri Shri Vittal Das Maharaj accepted Guruji Haridas Giri Swamigal who was the disciple of Gyananadha Swamigal who preached that Namasankeerthanam is the way to reach heavenly abode and Sri Shri Krishna Premi Maharaj as his guru and conducts Namasankeerthanam programs all around the country. 

Sri Shri Vittal Das Maharaj has spent many crores to construct this temple in Govindapuram so that in this temple, the devotees could enter the temple Garbagraha like the Pandaripuram Sri Paanduranga temple in North India and worship the God without any difference of religion, caste, creed and language. The Panduranga and Rukmini who have come here from Pandaripuram bless the devotees in this new temple.

The statues depicting the Bhaktha Shironmanis’ life which is in the “Maha Bhaktha Vijayam” book are in the Maha Mandapam, Artha Mandapam, Namasankeerthanai Koodam and the Annadhaana Mandapam. The Mel Vidhaanam Madappalli which glows like gold have been constructed divinely. There is a special ‘Gosaalai’ here for the cows. Sri Shri Vittal Das Maharaj does Namasankeerthanam all around the country and the temple’s Thiruppani have been done with the devotees’ Kainkaryam. [ devoted help and service ].

Temple History : The Kumbabhishekam for this temple took place on 15/07/2011. Thousands of devotees participated in the event and got dharshan. Vittal Das Maharaj who is also known as ‘Jayakrishna Dheekshithar’ spent many crores and constructed this temple to resemble the Pandaripuram temple in Maharashtra. Sri Vittal Das Maharaj performed the Vimana Kumbabhishekam for the temple. Following this, the Maha Kumbabhishekam was done for the Swami and the Thaayar. Special Deepa Aaradhanai was offered. Maha Abhishekam also took place to mark the beginning of Mandala Abhishekam.

The Kumbabhishekam took place along with the blessings of Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal [ of Kaanchi Matt ] , Sri Vijayendra Saraswathy Swamigal, [of Kaanchi Matt], Guruji Haridas Giri Swamigal and Anna Krishna Premi Swamigal. The Maharashtra Sthapathi [Architect] Balaji, the Chennai Sthapathi Selvanathan and Engineer Gopala Krishnan took part in the Thiruppani and construction work. They decorated the ceiling with Fibre glass ceiling mould to make it a rare and beautiful feature. The Prathishtai of the Moolavar is on top of a room containig 100 crore Vittal chants and Namas.

Temple Timings : Morning – 06:00 a.m to 12:00 noon, Evening - 04:00 p.m to 08:00 p.m.

Nearest town : Kumbakonam, Thanjavur.

Temple Address : Shri Vittal Rukmini Panduranga Temple,

Govindapuram, Aaduthurai, Thanjavur District – 621 101.

Telephone Number : 0435-2472300.


Hotel Near Vittal Rukmini Panduranga Temple Kumbakonam :

1. Sivamurugan Hotels

60 Feet Main Road, | Near New Bus Stand,

Kumbakonam - 612 001, India

Ph: 096000 00384


2. Sara Regency

45/1 Chennai Road, Kumbakonam - 612002, India

Ph:082200 05555


3. Quality Inn VIHA 

New Railway Road, Kumbakonam,

Tanjore, Tamil Nadu - 612001

Trichy Road, Namakkal

Ph:0435 255 5555


4. Hotel Green Park 

No. 10, Lakshmi Vilas Street,

Kumbakonam, South India - 612001.

Ph :(0435) - 2402853 / 2403914


5. Hotel Vinayaga - Kumbakonam

132C, Kamaraj Road,

Kumbakonam- 612 001

Tamilnadu, India

Tele : +91 435 240 03 56

Telefax : +91 435 240 03 57

Mobile: +91 822 001 9 122

Reservation No: +91 4296 272 110


Restaurant Near Vittal Rukmini Panduranga Temple Kumbakonam :

1. Venkatramanaa Hotel

No 40, TSR Big Street, Kumbakonam HO,

Kumbakonam - 612 001, Near Gandhi Park

Ph : +(91)-9442130736


2. Sri Balaji Bhavan

1, Sasthra College Road,

Kumbakonam HO,

KUMBAKONAM - 612 001,

Ph : +(91)-435-2424578


3. Hotel Shanmuga Bhavan

16, Kumbeswarar South Street,

Kumbakonam HO, KUMBAKONAM - 612001



4. Gowri Shankar Hotel

No 47, John Selvaraj Nagar,

Kumbakonam HO,

Kumbakonam - 612 001.

Ph : +(91)-9443131276 ,+(91)-435-2431177

 tel  : (91)-435-2430736


5. Rayas Garden Restaurant

No 18 Rayas Hotel, Head Post Office Road,

Kumbakonam HO,

Kumbakonam - 612 001.

Ph :+(91)-435-2423170, 2423171, 2423172, 2423173"


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