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Kottarakara Shiva Temple – Padinjattinkara Shiva Temple Festival

Padinjattinkara Shiva temple, popularly known as Kottarakara Shiva temple, is located at Kottarakara in Kollam district, Kerala. Padinjattinkara Shiva temple festival 2022 date is March 4 to March 12. The 8-day annual temple festival ends with Arattu on the Thiruvathira nakshatra in Kumbham month. The temple is one among the 108 Shiva temples in Kerala.

The Shivling in the temple is considerably big. The sanctum sanctorum is circular – vatta sreekovil.

The temple was the Paradevatha kshethram of Elayadath Swaroopam.

As per some people, Kottarakkara Thampuran had first performed Ramanattam, the predecessor of Kathakali, in this temple.