Historical Background

The historical importance of the temple could not yet be traced.  It belonged to Kadamuri Grama, one of the sixty four traditional ‘Brahmanic villages’ famous in Kerala History.  The main Temple of the traditional Grama is Kadamuri Narasimhaswami Temple, which is thought to be more antique.  Written history of the early days of the Manganam Temple is not available.  Stories that passed through generation call our attention back to eighth or nineth century A.D.  The date may go still back by one or two centuries more.  According to historians and Epigraphists, who had examined the unscriptions on the basement of the sanctum sanatorium, the Temple was renovated by reconstructing the sanctum Sanctorium in  granite in the eleventh century A.D.

Managanam, Kerala State, South India