Ettumanoor Temple

Ettumanoor Temple

This temple holds testimony to the cultural affluence of the temples ofKerala. The beautiful and intricate murals and fine architecture are major attractions to the tourists as well as connoisseurs of art. Ettumanoor (sometimes referred as Ettumanur ) is a major town in Kottayam District of Kerala, India, located 11 kilometers north-east of Kottayam town,

This temple holds testimony to the cultural affluence of the temples ofKerala. The beautiful and intricate murals and fine architecture are major attractions to the tourists as well as connoisseurs of art. Ettumanoor (sometimes referred as Ettumanur ) is a major town in Kottayam District of Kerala, India, located 11 kilometers north-east of Kottayam town, 65 km from Cochin and 73 km from Cochin International Airport. The state Highway No.1 popularly known as the Main Central Road, passess through Ettumanoor, and is a major connecting link betweenPalai and beyond to the Western Ghats and to the commercial capital of Kerala – Kochi. Ettumanoor is en route to the tourist resort at wagamon and Poonjar.

The name of the place had its origin from the word ‘man oor’ in Malayalam, which means the place of deer as deer means ‘maan’ and ‘oor’ means place. There is another version about the origin of the name Ettumanoor is about the former rulers of this place. Ettu in malayalam language means Eight, Mana means the house of a Brahmin and Oor in Tamil means village.This was a place ruled by the brahmins who lived in eight separate houses. Ettmanoor is a historical place as myths have says that the Pandavas and the sage Vyasa had established temple

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