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’!
IT is in the Western Ghats, down deep south in agreement with ancient landmass and Lankan chronicles call Murugan as Kattrama and Valli the consort of Murugan.
And Thiruveragam, the old name seems to fit Velimalai in Kumaran Koil.
So it looks as though Swamymalai is not Thiruveragam.
And Thiruthani is not where Murugan married Valli.