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The fire-walkers begin to arrive. Devotees who take a vow to walk on fire smear themselves with turmeric and sandal paste. Men adorn their hair with flowers. They dress up like how they would dress their deity's idol.
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Aadi festival of the Irulas
The fire-walkers begin to arrive. Devotees who take a vow to walk on fire smear themselves with turmeric and sandal paste. Men adorn their hair with flowers. They dress up like how they would dress their deity's idol.