About the Temple & Location:
This sthalm is situated about 1/2 km from Ashtabhujam temple in Kanchipuram.
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.
This is a big temple with huge Vaagana Mandapam