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Chathannoor Sree Bhoothanatha Temple - Information - History - Festival

Chathannoor Sree Bhoothanatha temple is located at Chathannoor in Kollam district, Kerala. The temple is one among the 108 Sastha temples in Kerala. The temple is known as Naiyarukulangara Kavu in Thottam Pattu (Ayyappan Theeyattu Pattu), which narrates the 108 Ayyappan Kavukal in Kerala.

There are two separate sreekovils in the temple. One sanctum (sreekovil) has Sree Bhoothanatha along with Shiva and Goddess Devi. The other sanctum has Shiva and the Upa Devata here is Ganapathy.

The darshanam of Chathannoor Sree Bhoothanatha temple is towards east.

The 10-day festival in the temple concludes with arattu on Atham nakshatra in Meenam month (March – April). The Nedum Kuthira which is part of the festival is one of the biggest in South Kerala.

As per history, the temple was managed in ancient times by Kulangara Nair, who was the local ruler. Currently the temple is managed by local people.