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Puliyannoor Mahadeva Temple History - Festival - Gods Worshipped

Puliyannoor Mahadeva temple is located at Mutholi village, around 3 km from Pala, in Kottayam district, Kerala. 

The 8-day annual festival is observed in such a manner that it ends on the day after Mahashivratri. The festival is noted for an elephant procession on the final day. Five caparisoned elephants take part in the ritual. 

Puliyannoor is one among the 64 Brahmin villages established by Parshuram avatar of Vishnu.

Puliyannoor Mahadeva temple is one among the oldest Shiva temples in Kerala. It is believed that the temple was constructed during 8th century CE. It is believed that the shrine was built by Vaishya community Chonar Chettikal. It is believed that the temple was constructed under the leadership of Chatham Palakkal Chonaru Chettiar.

The main deity worshipped in the temple is Mahadeva Shiva. The deity faces east.

The Upa Devatas in the temple are Ganapathy, Sastha, Naga, Yogeshwaran and Yakshi Amma.