Sri-Dakshinamurthy-Temple is a Lord Shiva temple in Govindawadi-Ranipet District. Though technically it is in newly formed Ranipet district, the temple is near the Kanchipuram town roughly 10 kms away.
This is one of the few temple where Lord Shiva is present in Lord Dakshinamoorthy form as a main deity. Hence it is considered as a Gurusthalam.
The town Govindavadi, was once called Govindapadi later derived to its current name.
According to legends, Lord Vishnu have worshipped Lord Shiva and hence the name Govindapadi.