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From: krish (
Date: Wed Oct 25 1995 - 06:57:36 PDT

In Tamil veng-ai means tiger. Vengadam may mean tiger
infested. Ithink tigers, cheetahsetc were roaming the
forests and especially the hilly tracts of Trupathy.
Tiru was added when the temple was built.
May be there are better etmologists.