108 Divya Desam Temples


Vilakkoli Perumal, facing west (also called Deepaprakasar, Divyaprakasar)


Maragadavalli Thaayar, facing east

Other Deities

Aandal facing east

Thiruthanka is a west facing temple with three tier Rajagopuram, two Prakarams in about three acres of land and a Temple Tank in the north of the temple campus.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Saraswati Theertham

Vimaana – Sreekara Vimaanam


Thirumangai Azhwar has rendered Mangalasasanam here. Vedanta Desikar who preached the Bashyakara Sidhantham was born here.


The lord killed the demons sent by goddess Saraswathi to destroy a Yaga being performed by Brahma. But one of them the Asura Maayanalan made the whole world dark. Upon Brahma’s request the lord appeared as a huge glow and with a lamp in his hand lightened up the world. Hence the name.


Thiruthanka is located in the Rengasamy Kulam area of Kancheepuram town.

Stay and Food

Kancheepuram town has innumerable temples which could be combined as preferred. Refer our map to plan your day. Good hotels and restaurants are available.

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