The main Pongal event is performed on this day. Thai Pongal is also called as Surya Pongal. The ceremonial worship is started with Kolam; a traditionally, hand made auspicious design at the entrance of the house by white lime powder. This should be performed early morning and after bath by the females of the house. All people wear traditional dress, jewelry and put tikkas on their forehead. The major event on this day is performed where rice is boiled along with milk in a pottery pot tied with a turmeric plant on clay stoves outside of the house. In many places women gather at a specific location to perform this ritual. After rice is cooked; it is offered to Lord Sun along with sticks of sugarcane, coconuts, and bananas.