Sri Vittal Rukmini Mandir - Sri 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 watch.
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 Hall.
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 each day.
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:
Morning: Premises will be open to public by 8.00 a.m and Darshan between by 8.30 a.m to 11.30 a.m.
Evening: Premises will be open to public by 4.30 a.m and Darshan between 4.45 p.m to 7.30 p.m. -
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