Lord Shiva

In the Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva is the Destroyer and the most important one in the Holy Trinity, the other two being Brahma the Creator and Vishnu the Protector. Lord Shiva has always fascinated his followers by his unique appearance: he has not two but three eyes, has ash smeared all over his body, has snakes coiled up around his head and arms, wears tiger and elephant skin, leads a wild life in the cremation grounds far removed from social pretenses, and is known for his proverbial anger.

Lord Vishnu

He has four arms and is male: The four arms indicate his all-powerful and all-pervasive nature. His physical existence is represented by the two arms in the front, while the two arms at the back represent his presence in the spiritual world. The Upanishad Gopal Uttartapani describes the four arms. Title has been given since some of these facts may be shocking for someone, soothing for devotees and interesting for others. Some of these facts may be known to someone but unknown to other.

Lord Brahma

In Hinduism, Lord Brahma is the first god of the Trinity (Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh). He is the creator of the universe. But, he is not worshipped as Lord Vishnu and Shiva. There is only one temple dedicated to him, which is the Pushkar temple of Rajasthan. And many temples are dedicated to Vishnu and Shiva. There is no corner of India where there are no temples of Vishnu and Shiva.

Sri Deepa Prakasar Perumal Temple, Kanchipuram

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About the Temple & Location:

This sthalm is situated about 1/2 km from Ashtabhujam temple in Kanchipuram.

Sthlapuranam :

Lord Brahmadevan wanted to do the Aswamedha Yaagam in Kanchipuram. But, Lord Saraswathi, who was motivated by Asuraas (Demons) to stop that Yaagam. To do the Yaagam, Light is the primary thing. The Asuraas stopped the light by covering the sky, there by covering the light and spread the darkness. At that time, Sriman Narayanan appeared there as a “Light” and thereby getting the light to the yagam and ride away the darkness. Since, the darkness was taken away, the Perumal there is called as “Deepaprakasar”. Deepam means light and Prakasam is said as the flash referred to as the light of spread out to take away the darkness. Since the Perumal gave light, the Perumal is called as “Vilakku Oli Perumal”. It means the Perumal gave light.

Without understanding about the Jeevathma and paramathama, the Knowledge we get will be fully surround by darkness. The Emperuman stands here, there by taking away the darkness and explaining about the aathmas and the darkness is taken away by his Gnana Oli (Oli means light) and giving seva in Nidnra Kolam.

Periya pirattiyar, who takes the hamsam (resemblance) of parashakthi is found here by helping Emperumaan Deepa Prakasar.


Avathara Sthalam of Sri Vedantha Desikar.

Moolavar and Thaayar:

The Moolavar of this sthalam is Sri Deepa Prakasar. He is also called as “Vilakkoli Perumal, Divya Pirakasar”. Moolavar in Standing position facing West Direction.

Prathyaksham for Lord Saraswathi.

Thaayar : Maragathavalli Thayaar.

Separate sannadhi for Vedantha Desikar, where he is found with Gnana Muthirai, was built by his son , Nayina Varadachariyar and separate sannadhi for Lakshimi Hayagreevar is also found.


Thiru Mangai Alwar – 2 Paasurams.
Total – 2 Paasurams.


Saraswathi Theertham.

Srikara Vimanam.
This is a big temple with huge Vaagana Mandapam