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Puthenthura Altharamood Sri Mahadeva Temple - Festival

Puthenthura Altharamood Sri Mahadeva temple, also known as Altharamoodu Shiva temple, is located at Puthenthura near Chavara in Kollam district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Shiva. The temple is noted for its colorful festival and unique rituals in the region. The annual festival in the temple is held in Kumbha Masam. Shivratri is an important festival day in the shrine.

The temple has a square sanctum sanctorum with a Shivling. There special designated places for Upa Devatas. The shrine observes its annual Prathishta dinam in Makaram month.

The annual festival in the temple is famous for rituals and poojas associated with Shiva temples in Kerala. The festival is famous for Kuthira, caparisoned elephants, melam and Kerala temple folk arts.

The shrine also observes Thiruvathira festival in Dhanu Masam.