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The fire-walkers begin to arrive. Devotees who take a vow to walk on fire dress up in yellow attire, smear themselves with turmeric and sandal paste. They first walk around the bed where burning fire embers have now been spread out evenly, before walking over it.
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Aadi festival of the Irulas
The fire-walkers begin to arrive. Devotees who take a vow to walk on fire dress up in yellow attire,  smear themselves with turmeric and sandal paste. They first walk around the bed where burning fire embers have now been spread out evenly, before walking over it.