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On Aadi Perukku day, people gather at the riverside and perform Poojas and offer prayers to river Goddess.

The highlight of the festival is the offering of Chitrannam or the rice cooked in different flavors, colors and ingredients. The variety rice includes Coconut rice, Sweet jaggery rice, Lime rice, Pulikachal Rice, Ellu (sesame) rice and Thayir satham (curd rice).

Source: Chinthamani