Manipravalam, where ‘Mani’ meaning ruby and ‘Pravalam’ meaning coral, is an elitist literature composed in a hybrid language of Malayalam
. It was compiled and supported by the elite group, especially the Namboothiris
. This literature came into practice between the 9th and 12th centuries.
Leelathilakam was a seminal text of the Manipravalam style. Manipravalam was also used to compose Ramanattam by Kottarakara Thampuran.