Govindaraja Perumal Panamalai

Govindaraja Perumal, Panamalai

Vaishnavite Temples, Villupuram District


Govindaraja Perumal, facing east


Sreedevi and Bhoodevi along with the main deity, facing east

Other Deities

Garuda, Vinayaka, Anjaneya, Shiva with Nandi, Navagraha

Govindaraja Perumal Panamalai is a small east facing temple with a 3 tiered Rajagopuram in the east. A tall monoloth Dwajasthambam is present outside the Rajagopuram. The temple has a single Prakaram where all the deities and the sanctum is located. There is a small Mantapa that leads into the sanctum. The presence of Lord Shiva and Navagraha is important here, though these are more recent additions. The processional deities of Talagireeswarar Panamalai are kept here for safety, as are some articles from a nearby small temple.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


There are a lot of stone inscriptions at the base of the main sanctum which have been left visible during past renovations here at Govindaraja Perumal Panamalai. The locals claim this to be as old as the Talagiriswara Temple though this has to belong to a much later period.


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Govindaraja Perumal Panamalai is 16.5 kilometers south of Gingee on the Anniyur Road. The temple is on the right side as you drive down from Gingee and after the Hill temple of Talagiriswara.

Stay and Food

None locally. Gingee has some tea and snack shops.

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