It falls in the month of Masi and lasts for 10 days.
Sumptuous feasts; grand processions and colourful illuminations mark
these days and the pageantry thrills the viewer's and transports
them to blissful worlds. It is then the Elephant race is conducted,
and the contestant who reaches the flag post first are honoured
fittingly. It is a gala day for both town
people and outsiders, and they watch, the beast mountains running
along the streets with infinite delight.
People from far off make advance booking in lodges and it is
the right time to visit the temple.