More than 25 priests have been assembling at the western entrance of the temple tank from as early as 7 a.m. to participate in the festivities. Hymns are being recited for more than four hours in the morning to please the God of water, Lord Varuna.
This morning (May 4), a few priests were seen sitting in huge vessels of water with folded hands, praying for rain.
On the last day, an annadhanam will be held. A cultural programme which will include a nama sankeerthanam and a carnatic vocal, jugalbandi and bharatanatyam performance will follow.