Every year during Phalguna Pournami, this festival is celebrated on a grand scale
in the Swami Pushkarini for five days in the month of chaitra (March).
On the first day, Lord Rama with Sita and Lakshmana is offered worship and taken
out for a celestial ride on the finely decked float in Swamy Pushkarini.
On the second day, Lord Sri Krishna and Rukmini are offered puja and taken for pleasure
ride on float.
During the remaining three days beginning with Trayodasi and ending with Pournami,
Sri Malayappa Swami along with Sridevi and Bhudevi are taken out for a ride in the
On the third day, there will be three rounds followed by five rounds and on the
final day, the utsava murtis will be taken out for pleasure ride on the impressively
decorated float for seven rounds. The pilgrims throng to see the grandeur of the
deities on this particular day since, the charm of full moon is an added attraction
to the divine beauty of the deities.
Arjita seva ticket holders who take part in this float festival will have darsan
of the Lord after the festival.