The annual pongala festival is conducted on the Kumbha masam first day according to Kerala Malayalam calendar.Pongala, which literally means, "to boil over" is a ritual offering to Gods. Usually women devotees participate in this ritual. Rice, coconut gratings, nuts, sweet brown molasses, and raisins are used to make the porridge. In earlier days the Pongala festival was held on the annual Kaliyoot Festival day. The date was changed to Kumbham month after the Devaprasnam held by the temple authorities.