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.
The term Nachiar is very special in Tamil.
In social traditions now,the term is used to denote the Lady of the house belonging to Thevar Community.
The are, mostly ,are Saivaites.
In Sri Vaishnava Tradition,the Term Nachiar is used to denote Consort of Lord Vishnu, though Lakshmi is generally addressed as Thayaar,Mother.
Andal,a great Saint and one of the Twelve Azhwars,is called Kodhai Nachiar.
These are called Vyaktha Kshetras,that is where Lord Vishnu makes Himself available as Idol and thus becomes Describable.
There are also called Astakshara Temples as they represent the eight letters of Vishnu’s Sacred Name
This temple has the Idol made of Athi Tree as the one in Kanchipuram Varadaraja Perumal temple.
The moolavar is Lord Vishnu and the Utsavar is Yoga Narasimha,which is a rarity.
Such is the greatness of Andal,one of the twelve Azhwars,and the only woman,she evokes proximity to Godhood easily.
Though there are Sannadhis, separate sanctum for Andal in most of the Divya Kshetras,very little is known about Andal sanctum at Lakshmikanthaswamy temple at Hedthale,near Nanjangudu,near Mysuru, Karnataka,India.