The legend regarding the Deepa Prakasar Perumal temple revolves around a yagna conducted by Lord Brahma. Goddess Saraswathy, angry that she was not a part of it, sent demons to create obstruction. The Asuras stopped the passage of light to disrupt the yagna. Since he appeared as a column of light to defeat the demons the Lord is called Deepa Prakasar Perumal.This temple is part of the famous Kanchipuram Divya Desam Yatra.
The temple is built in Dravidian style of architecture with a tiered rajagopiuram or gateway. The sanctum of the temple has the image of the presiding deity, Deepaprakasa Peruam in sitting posture. There are shrines for Goddess Maragathavalli, Lakshmi Hayagriva, Vedanta Desika and Alwars. There is a temple tank outside.
Devotees are advised to wear clean and conservative attire. Western dresses are not allowed in the temples of Tamil Nadu
Kanchipuram, in the state of Tamil Nadu is one of the important religious places in India and a holy pilgrimage site for both Saivites and Vaishnavites. Historically, it was a centre for education and popular for the architectural beauty of its temples. Silk saree weaving is a major industry and Kanchipuram pattu(silk) is famous all around the country.
The priests perform regular pujas and rituals to the deity.
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