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Puthuppally Thrikkayil Shiva Temple – Festival

Puthuppally Thrikkayil Shiva temple is located at Puthuppally in Kottayam district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Shiva. Maha Shivratri in Kumbha Masam (February – March) is another important festival in the temple.

The Shivling is worshipped in a chathura sreekovil with a chuttambalam and namaskara mandapam. There is a separate shrine for an upa devata.

The annual festival is noted for various Shiva temple rituals including ezhunnallathu atop a caparisoned elephant, melam, pallivetta, panchavadyam, ulsava bali, kazhcha seeveli, kalasha puja.

Pradosham and Mondays are of great significance in the temple.

The shrine also observes various other rituals including Ramayana Masam, Thrikarthika and Thiruvathira in Dhanu Masam.