What is special about Thirumukkodal Hospital is that it was located in the temple and inscriptions state details of donations given by the Chola King to run day today adminstration of the temple.Not only this. The inscriptions detail diseases treated and medicines provided there.
Chozha Glory in Pics
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.