On the occasion of the 80th birthday -- Sathabishekam -- of Sri Jayendra Saraswati Swamigal of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam, legendary musician Shenkar (Vocal/Double Violin) was presented the Asthana Vidwan title of Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt.
It is said that once when Azhwar and his disciple Kanikannan stayed in Kanchipuram, the king was angry over some issue and expressing his unhappiness with Azhwar's disciple Kannikannan asked him to leave the city. The Azhwar decided to accompany the disciple and asked the deity at Tiruvekka in Kanchipuram too to come along. The three, followed by a group of devotees, reached the outskirts of the city and stayed on the banks of Palar River for the night. The king realised that without the
deity and the devotees, the city had no sheen and revoked the punishment of Kanikannan.
When Azhwar and Kanikannan returned, the deity also came with them with his serpent bed. The deity is known as Yathokthakari — one who does as bidden.