I shall share information on an earlier Rama temple, which is atleast 3000 years old and it is in Iraq.
Sandalwood paste and saffron are used to maintain the body and no other chemicals are added.
Twice a year, a coat of camphor mixed with saffron, which produces ochre/orange tint on the preserved body and this tradition has been practiced for more than 878 years.
Subrahmanya is the only God with the Sanskrit ‘su’ to His name, meaning the best.
The word Subrahmanya means Best among Brahmins.
Some temples have curative powers,
Some have idols that change colors
Some are Astronomically aligned,
Some have unique architecture,
Some have resonating Pillars,
Some have Unique Idols,front Male,back Female
The comment observed that Sri. Krishnan ridicules Lord Shiva and insults Him, when He is extolling the virtues of Shiva.
( I discussed with Sri.Krishnan on his twisting Bhagavad Gita to suit Vaishnavism.
His reply ”Swamin,Pressures’!