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The Kovils Of Kerala
Index Author
Invocation Introduction
Tiruvananthapuram Bhagawathi Of Chengannur
Aranmula Parthasarathi Ambalapuzha Krishna
Sabarimalai Lord Siva Of Ettamanur
Annadana Prabhu Of Vaikom Mother Raja Rajeswari Of Chottanikara
Mother Kali Of Kodungallur Kutalamanikyam
Sri Rama's Temple - Triprayar Sri Vadakkunathan Of Trichar
Gurupavanapura The Kozhikode Tali
Tiruvil Wamala Lord Raja Rajeswara Of Taliparamba
Lord Krishna Of Trichambram Tiruvangad Perumal Temple
Major Sections
Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
The Temples Of Tamilnadu Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol I

Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol II

Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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LORD SIVA OF ETTAMANUR

Being an adept at running, he began leaping and scurrying with incredible speed over vales and dales 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!!

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