Today I visited this temple as I had missed seeing this temple last month.
The temple is very close to the Sundaravarada perumal temple and has been sung about in Tirupugazh of Sri.Arunagirinathar
How to reach:
Uthiramerur can be reached either from Chengalpet side from the NH 45 . It is about18 kms from Bukathurai .Take the right on the highway after andal azhagar engineering college.The road ends at uthiramerur in front of the Sundara Varada peruma; temple. The Balasubramanya swamy temple is almost next door
Legends and Facts:
Murugan did penance here before he started on his journey to kill Sura padman. He does penence in the presence of his parents and obtains aVel (spear) with which he slays the asura Sura padman . Here the vahanam for murugan is elephant.This is because only after slaying the asura,surapadman he becomes the peacock which is the vahana of Muruga.
Asara Kondrai tree in full blooom at the temple