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Sri Deepa Prakasar Perumal Temple – Thiruthankal, Kanchipuram.

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Thiru Thanka or Thoopul is 15th of the 108 divya desam temples situated in Kanchipuram, this temple is just ½ kms away from Ashtabuyakaram Temple of Lord Vishnu.
Here Lord Perumal appears as ‘Deepa prakasar'( Deepam- light) or ‘Vilakoli perumal’ (Vilakoli – light), as the Moolavar in Nindra Thirukkolam dealing with west direction. Thaayar right here is known as MaragathaValli. Thirumangai Alwar wrote 2 pasurams. A large Vahana Mandapam is located within the temple.

There is separate sannadhi for Vedantha Desikar, in which he’s observed with Gnana Muthirai, turned into built by using his son, Nayina Varadachariyar and separate sannadhi for Lakshimi Hayagreevar is also discovered. The temple tank is referred to as Saraswati pushkarni and the vimanam is called Sreekara vimanam.
Lord Brahmadevan wanted to do the Aswamedha Yaagam in Kanchipuram. But, Goddess Saraswathy became inspired through the demons to create an impediment of this Yaagna. To do the Yaagna, Light is the number one factor. The Asuraas stopped the light through overlaying the sky, there by using protecting the mild and spread the darkness. At that time, Sriman Narayanan appeared there as a “Light” and thereby getting the light to the yaagan and trip away the darkness. Since, the darkness turned into taken away, the Perumal there may be known as as “Deepaprakasar”. Deepam approach mild and Prakasam is said because the flash known as the light of spread out to take away the darkness. Since the Perumal gave mild, the Perumal is called as “Vilakku Oli Perumal”. It approach the Perumal gave mild.

The vicinity is also known by way of the call Thoopul because it became dense with Dharba grass then. This is the delivery location of Sri Vedanta Maha Desikar, as a result the Acharya is likewise praised as Thoopul Vedanta Desikan.

Lord Brahmadevan desired to do the Aswamedha Yaagam in Kanchipuram. But, Lord Saraswathi, who turned into prompted with the aid of Asuraas (Demons) to forestall that Yaagam. To do the Yaagam, Light is the number one aspect. The Asuraas stopped the mild via overlaying the sky, there by using protecting the light and unfold the darkness. At that point, Sriman Narayanan seemed there as a “Light” and thereby getting the light to the yagam and journey away the darkness. Since, the darkness became taken away, the Perumal there may be called as “Deepaprakasar”. Deepam means light and Prakasam is said as the flash called the light of spread out to take away the darkness. Since the Perumal gave light, the Perumal is referred to as as “Vilakku Oli Perumal”. It manner the Perumal gave light.

Vilakkoli PerumalWithout information about the Jeevathma and paramathama, the Knowledge we get might be completely surround with the aid of darkness. The Emperuman stands here, there by means of getting rid of the darkness and explaining about the aathmas and the darkness is taken away by way of his Gnana Oli (Oli approach mild) and giving seva in Nidnra Kolam.

Periya pirattiyar, who takes the hamsam (resemblance) of parashakthi is discovered right here through supporting Emperumaan Deepa Prakasar.
Avathara Sthalam of Sri Vedantha Desikar.
The Moolavar of this sthalam is Sri Deepa Prakasar. He is also known as as “Vilakkoli Perumal, Divya Pirakasar”. Moolavar in Standing role dealing with West Direction.
Prathyaksham for Lord Saraswathi. Thaayar : Maragathavalli Thayaar.
Pushkarani: Saraswathi Theertham. The Vimana above the Sanctum Sanctorum is called Srikara Vimana. There are shrines in the temple for Mother Sri Mahalakshmi, Sri Andal, Lord Hayagriva, Lord Deepa Prakasa, Azhwars, Garuda Bhagwan and Acharya Sri Vedanta Maha Desikaswami.

Sri Maha Desikan is a gift to his mother who prayed to Lord in search of infant boon. Responding to her prayer, Lord of Tirupati – Lord Venkatachalapathi asked the Bell in His hand to be born the son of the mother. Bell is not used in the course of pujas in Tirupati temple after this event. Born within the year 1268, Sri Desika turned into centenarian plus till 1369. He become an awesome pupil of maximum degree in the scriptures. He rendered a big variety of Sanskrit works in Tamil. He has additionally authored in Tamil the Adaikala Pathu (Asylum 10) on Lord Varadaraja Perumal. Blessed are the children who are full of knowledge and health.

Desika’s son Nayina Varadachari completed the construction of this temple, it is said. There is a separate shrine for Sri Desika in the temple. Lord Lakshmi Hayagriva idol worshipped by Sri Desika continues to be in the temple. His Avatar Utsav is widely known within the temple at the Revathi famous person day in Chithirai month-April-May.

The Aavani festival in August-September of Lord Vilakkoli Perumal visiting Desika’s shrine and the one in Margazhi (December-January) of Perumal honouring Desika are the festivals that demand many eyes for the devotees to enjoy the Lord’s grace.

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