On the sixty day of Karaga Festival, i.e. on Yekadashi Aarathi Seva will be performed.
On this day ladies of the community prepare the aarathi with rice floor and decorates it with flower and performe pooja.
By evening 6 pm four batches of seva karthas will move in four directions and receive pooja from the community. Each group will have ‘Kontha’(Trishula). ‘Gante’, ‘Panju’ and “Nadaswara’. After performing aarathi pooja at home, they will bring the aarathees to the temple.
After assembling in the temple, the aarathis will go for a "Pradakshana" of the temple at 3 am on the 7th day. This procession will be led by the ‘Garadi Children’ showing their heroic talents like, ‘Kolu Varase’, ‘Kathi Varase’, ‘Kombu Varase’, ’Musti Yuddha’.
After this procession, the Maha Mangalarathi will be held in the temple by around 6 am.
On the 7th day, i.e. on ‘Thrayodashi’, after ‘Theertha Snana’ the Durga Poojari will conduct the ‘Dheeksha Pradhana Yagna’. The Kula Gowdas and Ganachari introduce the interested youths of community who seek ‘Dheeksha’. The Durga Poojari perform the Yagna(the God of Fire) with mantra patina. People who take dheeksha will be taught in ‘Alagu Seva’ and the principles to be followed. On the same day at 7:30 pm the main chariot ‘Kalashas’ are purified through shudhi and shanthi karya by Kula Purohitha. After this, the ‘Kankana’, ‘Mudupu’ and ‘Pavithra Dara’ (the sacred thread) tied to the north east corner of the chariot, followed by placement of ‘Kalasas’, ’Chatra’, and ’Dwaja’ on the top of chariot. After this the decoration of chariot will take place which will be ready by Chaitra Poornima Day.
After kalasa prathisthapana, the Karaga poojari along with Ganachari, Gante Poojari, Potharaju Poojari, Chakridara and Veerakumaras offer Bali or Gaavoo Anna (Turmeric Cooked Rice) to Astadikpalakas in the 8th directions to help and co-operate in Karaga Shakthyothsava. The process will be held for further two days.