A time for the procession of Surya bhagavan.
It started at about 8.30 a.m. - Lord Siva seated on a palaquin with the Sun God behind him. At least 40 volunteers carried the palakku through the mada veedhis.
Men belonging to the Kapaleeswarar Veda Parayanam group followed the palakku - reciting the Vedas. There were about 15 men in the group. They accompany all the processions during the festival.
There wasn't much of a crowd for this event though.
The veedhis are yet to get a festive look - though the narikurava community has spread its beads, bangles and chains at all corners.