28th star (asterism day) coming after the birth of child is
celebrated as Irupathyettu. On that day the eye
shadows will be applied to the newborn baby, and will be given
vayambu, gold, and milk. The child will be christened
on that day. The piercing of ear for wearing ear ornaments
was also done on this day. It is also known as Irupathyettykettu.
On 28th day of birth, the child will be bathed and
placed on the lap of Grandfather/Karanavar. Five
small bells and a small pipe made of Panchaloha (five
metals – gold, silver, copper, iron and lead) will be attached
in a chord (gold string is also used) and tied around the waist
of the child. This function is known as Noolukettu.
It is believed that on the 28th day the child is
taken to the possession of the Tharavad from the father.
After Noolukettu the Karanavar or mother will
give milk to the child three times using a spoon or spoon like
thing made of jack tree leaf. Then the Karanavar spell
the name of the child silently for three times. The name
will not be disclosed till the end of Choroonu function.Feast
will also be arranged to the guests who participated in the