The procession moves to the accompani- ment of drums and other local musical
instruments. The palanquin is finally brought before the temple and the idol removed from
it and stowed in the shrine. A "Havan" (ritual sacrifice) is performed.
The shivering of anyone of the worshippers,
who gets possessed, follows this.The shivering person is believed to be in direct
connection with the deity and any question or problem may be put to him to whom he
provides an answer or a solution. He forecasts events and also prescribes remedies to
secure good and ward off evil.
Some women also get possessed. The
possessed person often gets quite frenzied, the shivering climaxing into quite violent
convulsions. Since almost every possessed person is questioned, the whole proceeding has
come to be called "Puchhu" (questioning) in the local dialect. Since,
ultimately, it is the god or goddess, as the case may be, who is questioned, through the
oracle, the whole act assumes sanctified solemnity.