Vettam Mani

Vettam Mani
Born (1921-08-27)August 27, 1921
Puthuppally, Kottayam, Kerala, India
Died May 29, 1987(1987-05-29) (aged 65)
Occupation Scholar, Writer, Teacher
Nationality Indian
Genre Encyclopedia, Purana
Spouse Annamma Mani

Vettam Mani or Vettom Mani (August 27, 1921 May 29, 1987) was an eminent scholar and writer. His most famous work is the Purāņic Encyclopedia, which is a monumental and exhaustive study of Indian Puranas, epics and allied literature of Hinduism. The author himself referred to the book as a comprehensive dictionary with special reference to the epic and Purāņic literature.


  1. Purāņic Encyclopedia, Published by DC Books. The English Translation is published by Motilal Banarsidass, ISBN 978-0-89581-172-1.
  2. English Gurunadan, Published by DC Books.
  3. Hindi Gurunadhan , Published by DeAr Books. Contents Hindi Grammar , spoken Hindi, Hindi Malayalam Dictionary
  4. Selected Malayalam Poems of 2000 Years
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