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Madivanthike:

        This means cleanliness of spirit and surroundings.This part of celebration requires people (Vannikula Kshatriyas) to maintain their homes clean. They are supposed to cook in new Earthen Pots or vessels and eat on green leaves. These are applicable for the 9 days of the festival.It is believed that peace and happiness resides in the homes of people who follow these system. Incase these system are violated then trials and misfortune follow.