IntroductionAuthor - K.R.Vaidyananthan
Nalamkal Krishna Pillai in his essay on Ettumanur his book, Mahakshetrangalku Mumpil, narrates the following incident: An acquaintance of his did not have an issue for several years after marriage. When his wife conceived she vowed that the first feeding ceremony for the child would be performed at the Siva temple Ettumanur. She gave birth to a son. When the time came for annaprasanam she reminded her husband about her vow.