The Temple which is also called Tooppul in
Kanchipuram. The Lord here is called 'Deepaprakasar' or 'Vilakoli Perumal' (One who had given light). Thayaar is worshipped as Maragathavalli Thayaar.
The temple has three tired Rajagopuram and two prakarams. The Lord here is in standing posture along with his consorts. There are shrines for Lakshmi
Hayagriva, Andal, Vedanta Desikaand Alwars. It is the birth place of Vedanta Desika. There is a separate shrine for Lord Hayagreevaalong with Vedanta Desika. There is also a separate shrine for Vedanta Desika built by Nayina Varadachariyar who is the son of Desika. Murals depicting Vendanta Desika can be seen on the prakarams. The temple Vagana Mandapam is very huge.
The Asuras where trying to distrupt the yaga done by Lord
Brahma. They made darkness to prevail the entire universe. But Lord Vishnutook the form of Deepa (light) and saved the yagna. Hence he is called 'Deepa Prakasar' or 'Vilakku Oli Perumal'(one who gave light) in Tamil.
ri Uppiliyappan Mahatyam
The Lord here will cure the ignorance which we have and will shower the blessings.
Puliyodharai (Tamarind Rice), Dhadhyonam (Curd Rice), Pongal, Chakkarai Pongal, Vada, Adhirasam, Murukku are offered to Lord as Prasadam.
Darshan, Sevas and Festivals
Vaikunta Ekadesi is celebrated with pomp and glory.
Thirumangai Alvarhave composed beautiful Paasurams and it is one of the compositions in Naalayira Divya Prabandha.
Easy Paasuram to Learn(Tamil)
Paasuram - I
"Ponnai Mamaniyai Yani Yarnthathor"
"Minnai Vengata Thuchchiyir Kandupoy"
"Ennai Yaludai Yisanai Yembiran"
"Rannai Yam Sednru Kandum Than Kavile!"
Paasuram - II
"Mulaikka Thiraik Kurungudiyul Mugilai Moovaa"
"Moovulagum Kadandhappaal Mudhalaay Nindra"
"Alappariya Aaramudhai Arangam Meya"
"Andhananai Andha Nartham Sindhai Yaanai"
"Vilakkoliyai Maragathatthaith Thirutthangaavil"
"Valartthathanaal Payanperren Varuga! Endru"
"Madakkiliyaik Kaikooppi Vangi Nnaale! "
Travel and Stay
The temple is in the heart of
Kanchipuram. Lot of hotels and taxis available.
List of Other Temples to Visit
Kamakshi Amman Temple
* Kanchi maţhaVishnu Temples
Varadharaja Perumal Temple
* Tiru oorakam
* Tiru neeragam
* Tiru kaaragam
* Tiru paramechura vinnagaram
* Tiru pavala vannam
* Tiru paadagam
* Tiru nilaaththingal thundam
* [http://indian-heritage.org/temple/ About Thiruttanka]
* [http://www.indiantemples.com/Tamilnadu/df045.html About Tooppul Temple]
* [http://www.divyadesamonline.com/hindu/temples/kanchipuram/tiruthanka-temple.asp DivyaDesam]
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