Here in this temple Guru bhagvan has a special shrine.
Every Thursday is considered as a special occasion and devotees visit this temple in large numbers on Thursdays.
It is said that Govinda Swamy Perumal along with his family was tutored the Vedas by Lord Dakshinamoorthy at this Temple and hence the name.
This is also the only exclusive shrine for Lord Dakshinamurthy. Normally in other shrines the Lord is in the Souther side of the Main/presiding deity with no gopuram/tower. However at Govindavadi Temple the main presiding diety is Lord Dakshinamoorththy with other deities around.
Guru prethi pooja may be done to overcome any issues/obstacles posed by the influence of planet Guru. The neighbourhood shops for a price of Rs. 35/ will give a pack with majal(yellowish cloth) thuni, Konda Kadalai Malai, coconut, ghee, wick, beetle leaf and nuts, etc. The procedure is to request the temple priest break the coconut and we have to pour ghee first into the half that has the eye (two marks on one side of the coconut) and then into the other half. Only after pouring the ghee we must insert the wick and light the lamps.
The light coconut half's must be held in two hands and we should make our prayer sincerely facing Lord Dakshinamoorthy and place the coconuts with lighted wick in a stand.