Etymology. The name of the place had its mythological origin from the word ‘man oor’ in Malayalam, which means the place of deer as ‘maan’ means deer and ‘oor’ means place. Another version is that the name originated from the ‘Ettu Mana Ooru’, ie, ‘The Land of Eight Namboothiri Manas’ or ‘Ashta Grihas’.

What is Ettumanoor famous for?

Ettumanoor Mahadeva temple, located 11 km from Kottayam, is a famous temple known for its mural paintings, especially the painting of Nataraja in the gopuram. The ‘ezharaponnana ezhunnallathu’ is a major festival in this temple.

Where is Ettumanoor district?

Kottayam District of Kerala
Ettumanoor,is a major town and Municipality in the Kottayam District of Kerala, India, located 10.9 kilometers north-east of Kottayam city, 55 km from Cochin and 76.6 km from Cochin International Airport.

How old is Ettumanoor Temple?

The Temple

The present temple building, with its gopuram and the fortress around it, was reconstructed in 717 ME (1542 AD).

Is Ettumanoor urban or rural?

Ettumanoor is a Census Town city in district of Kottayam, Kerala. The Ettumanoor Census Town has population of 26,993 of which 13,273 are males while 13,720 are females as per report released by Census India 2011. Population of Children with age of 0-6 is 2453 which is 9.09 % of total population of Ettumanoor (CT).

What is the old name of Kottayam?

Etymology. The royal palace of the Thekkumkur ruler was protected by a fort called Thaliyilkotta. It is believed that the name Kottayam is derived from a combination of the Malayalam words kotta which means fort (Thaliyilkotta) and akam which means inside.

Is pants allowed in Ettumanoor Temple?

Guys will need to wear FULL TROUSERS or DHOTI / VESHTI (or MUNDU as they call it here). Guys will also have to remove your shirts to enter the temple (its a norm in Kerala). Women need to wear salwar kurta or sari.

Why is Kottayam famous for?

The city is an important trading center of spices and commercial crops, especially rubber. Most of India’s natural rubber originates from the acres of well-kept plantations of Kottayam, also home to the Rubber Board.

Which is the highest place in Kottayam?

Kannadipara is the highest point in the Ilaveezhapoonchira range of Kottayam district.

What is the oldest place in Kottayam?

Thirunakkara Mahadeva temple is situated 1.5km away from Kottayam Railway Station. Right in the heart of the city of Kottayam ,this Siva Temple built in the grand architectural style unique to Kerala,by the Maharajah of Tekkumkoor.


It is an ancient temple dedicated to the worship of the goddess Durga and is considered one of the oldest functional Hindu temples in India.
Mundeshwari Temple
Completed 635 CE Hindu inscriptions dated 4th century AD were found in the temple m.
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