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Vettam Mani or Vettom Mani (27 August 1921 – 29 May 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.

Vettam Mani
Born(1921-08-27)27 August 1921
Puthuppally, Kottayam, Kerala, India
Died29 May 1987(1987-05-29) (aged 65)
OccupationScholar, Writer, Teacher
GenreEncyclopedia, Purana
SpouseAnnamma Mani


  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