Thiyathi Kootam (Meeting of the first day of month)
The meeting and feast conducted by the people of a locality
who assemble in the temple on the first of every month is called
Onnam Thiyathi Kootam.
They review the programmes undertaken during the bygone
month and formulate plans to be carried out in the coming month.
The meeting will last till evening.
A vrutha (penance) performed by taking food only once
in a day. Saturdays,
Mondays and Thursdays are selected for observing this vrutha.
The thidis of Sashti and Vavu are
also preferred. Orikkal is observed During Shivarathri
and Mahanavami days also.