I had an opportunity to visit this temple today morning. It is an ancient temple built by Kulathunga Chola. It is very surprising that such pristine surroundings are found so close to the City.
How to Reach:
On the GST road after you cross the airport there is the Trisoolam railway station on the left. Take the first left after this you will come on to the Railway level crossing which is the gateway to the hilly road . Follow the winding road or 3 kms and you can see the temple arch on the right side turn right to reach the temple
Though the temple is ancient it is very well maintained and has been visited by Adisankara and Shri Chandrashekara saraswathy swami of Kanchi. The priest was telling me he is the third generation of kurukkal here and his family has conducted daily rituals for more than 150 years and seen three kumbabishekams.
Legends about the temple:
Brahma did pooja to Shiva here . The four hills around the temple are considered four Vedas.
(All the pictures here were taken by the permission)
There is a goddess in the main sanctum itself Sri. Sundarambikai but the presiding goddess is Tripurasundari in a south facing sanctum.
The Koshta vigraham has few unique deities.
There are separate Sannidhis for Vinayaka Murugan and Kasi Vishwanata
The ambal sannidhi has a 5 foot tall Tripurasundari blessing the devotees.
The bhairavar is also famous and poojas are done for him during Rahukalam .
The Kurukkal was very courteous Sri Raja: Cell :+919444764162
The washroom facilities were clean and excellent here.