A Sri Rama temple once existed in Ponmaanaadi, a nearby village under the Melpaazhur Mana umbrella. 'Ponmaan' means 'golden deer' and 'aadi' means 'danced'. Ponmaan refers to Maaricha, Ravana's uncle, and Ponmaanaadi is where Maaricha took the form of a golden deer and danced, thus becoming an accomplice in Mother Sita's kidnapping.

As time passed, the Sri Rama temple in Ponmaanaadi lost its importance. The Sri Rama idol from this temple was brought to the Mana complex and a temple was built as a tribute to Sri Rama of Ponmaanaadi.
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