Sri Vittal Rukmini Mandir
Vittal Rukmini Samsthan is headed by Brahmashri Vittaldas
Jayakrishna Deekshithar, the grand son of Sengalipuram Brahmashri
Anantharama Deekshithar and Brahmashri Narayana Deekshithar. Sri
Vittaldas is also the most blessed disciple of Dakshina Halasyam
Gnananandagiri Peetadhipathi Sri Haridhos Giri Swamigal (Guruji) and
Paranur Mahathma Bramhashri Krishna Premi Swamigal (Sri Sri Anna).
Govindapuram is such a holy land where the great Jeeva Samadhi of
Sri Bhagavan Nama Bodendra Saraswathi Swamigal, the 59th
Peetadhipathi of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam is present. Sri Vittal
Rukmini Mandir Located at Sri Vittal Rukmini Samsthan's premise is
about a kilometer away from Sri Bhagavan Nama Bodhendral's
Adhishtaanam at Govindapuram.
Sri Vittal Rukmini Mandir Bhoomi Pooja was performed by Bramhashri
Krishna Premi Swamigal (Sri Sri Anna) and Sri Vittaldas Maharaj's
father Vadagudi Brahmashri Rama Deekshithar on June 03, 2004. Large
number of Bhagavathas and Bhakthas joined the Bhoomi Pooja.
Bhagavatha Mela was conducted prior to the Bhoomi Pooja vaibhavam on
June 02, 2004.
Contribution from Bhakthas was the only monetary source for this
virtuous gesture. Sri Vittaldas Maharaj Travelled all over the
country with His disciples to spread the importance of "Nama"
through Namasankeerthanam and Sri Bhaktha Vijayam discourses. These
programs thus enable Bhakthas to be gifted with the ecstasy enjoying
Namasankeerthanam and to participate in this great deed.
Salient Features of the Temple
The Gopuram (main tower) of the Temple is 132
ft tall. The sight of the huge Gopuram is a divine treat to
A huge Kalash (Kalasam) crowns the Maha
Gopuram. The Kalash 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. 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 .
At behest of Sri Sri Vittaldas Maharaj, 100
Crore VITTAL Nama Pathram was kept right beneath the Lotus Feet
of Sri Vittal & Sri Rakumayi at the upcoming Temple.
The Prethista of the same will be done on
Ashadi Ekadasi July11 2011 .
The entire Temple is fully Air-conditioned
for the convenience of the visiting devotees.
The ground floor of the Temple has a Library
and Meditation Halls. Very useful socio-religious books is
available for the visiting devotees to glance at. Devotees can
calmly meditate with silence and peace at the special Meditation
The temple has a lengthy Prakaram (outer
circle). Prakaram for Temple is considered equivalent to
Vashtram for God himself.
The Temple has a Pond ( Chandrabaga ), with
facilities for devotees to take bath.
Mandir's architecture is explained in detail
in the Architecture section.
All devotees will be compulsorily required to
do Nama Japam atleast for a few minutes, at an exclusively
allotted place inside the Temple, before proceeding to have
darshan of Lord Vittal & Rukmini
All devotees visiting this Temple could enter
the sanctum sanctorum and touch the Holy Lotus of Feet of Lord
Sri Vittal and Rakumayi and touch, during specific timing of
The timing for such opportunity of each day,
would be announced later. Likewise, at certain timing of each
day, devotees could perform Pradhakshnam of God and Goddess.
Themselves, inside the sanctum
sanctorum. This is an unique opportunity to devotees.
Darshan / mandir Timings: The Darshan timings
of Lord Vittal and Sri Rukmini in our Sri Vittal Rukmini Samsthan
are as follows:
is explained in detail in the