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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.

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Parking Difficulty : Easy
Walking Needed : Less than 100 meters inside the temple
Time Needed : 20-30 minutes
Open Timings : 5.00 AM to 12:00 Noon and from 4.00 PM to 8.00 PM
Still Photography : Not Allowed inside the Inner Sanctum
Video Photography : Not Allowed inside the Inner Sanctum
Tropical Climate for most part of the year. Wear Cotton (March-November)
Wear Traditional Dress. Cover yourself decently
Avoid Shoes
Nearest Railway Station : Kodai Road Railway Station
Nearest Airport : Madurai Airport
Nearest National Highway : NH32
Nearest Landmark : Kodai Market

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.

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