As per the Legend, it is said that Lord Brahma the creator, wish to perform Yajna for Lord Siva here, as he had no temple on this Earth. Brahma ignored His Consort Goddess Saraswathi (God of Education) while performing Yajna. Angered with Brahma's doing, Sarsawathi cursed Brahma that there will no light to perform this Yajna.
Worried Brahma prayed for Lord Vishnu to provide Light. Vishnu appeared to Brahma in the form divine light and helped him for the Yajna. As Lord appeared here in the form divine light, in Tamil light is called by Vilakku Oli (Light), Vilakoli perumal and in Sanskrit it is called by Deepa Prakasar.
- Temple is 3.4 km from Kanchipuram Railway station
- Temple is 1.8. km from Kanchipuram Bus station