Being an adept at running, he began leaping and scurrying with
incredible speed over vales and
across the whole region covering hundreds of miles. As an asura with
numerous strange potentialities, he felt neither exhausted
physically, nor satisfied mentally. But the Lord was not a match in
keeping pace with him. Nor was he as game-some as Khara; so felt
tired and decided to stop for a while.
Then by shere chance the
leaping deer came within his reach. He caught it, and in utter
excitement, and carried the deer for a short distance. It happened
here, and the sport thus ending gavel the spot an appropriate name.
It is - Ettia (carried) Man (deer) Ooru (place) - place where the
deer was carried according the Malayalam language. In course of time
it became Ettumanur, a corrupt form, made for easy pronunciation and
ready use. What a game! How grand is the outcome!!