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Gramam - Elapully

Location : Palakkad District. 

Elappully is 12 Kms away from Palakkad town. Initially there were one hundred Iyer houses, which has reduced to 30 at present. All the families of this village trace their origin to Ganapathy agraharam near Kumbakonam. The old timers remember of a fire, which ravaged the village. The village has two temples - the main temple is that of Navaneetha Krishnan and the other important temple is that of Bala Parameshwari established by Koti Sastrigal. Among the eminent persons of the village were great Vedic scholar Sri E. P. Subrahmanya Iyer who translated Soundarya Lahari into Malayalam, another great Vedic scholar Sri Ramakrishna Sastrigal, the industrialist Sri E. K. Narayana Iyer, the educational expert N. Subrahmanyam who worked with Annie Beasant, the Mridanga maestros Sri E.M.Panchapakesan and Elapully Krishna Iyer, Ghatam maestro Sri E. N. Balakrishnan. Vaikunta Ekadasi is celebrated for five days in a grand scale in this village. On the Ekadasi day is Ratholsavam. 

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