About the temple
The presiding deity is Sri Deepa Prakasar perumal or Vilakoli perumal in a standing posture. The temple is among the 108 divyadesams of Sri Vaishnavas under Tondai naatu divyadesams. There is a seperate sannadhi for Maragathavalli thayar. Also called Thoopul, it is the avathara sthalam of Sri Vedanta Desikar. There is a big sannadhi for Sri Vedanta Desikar in Gnana muthirai. Sri Desikar's life is depicted in pictures in the prakaram of the sannadhi.