Paligai ceremony is also held a day before the wedding. It involves the filling of clay pots with nine varieties of grains. Married women pour water from either side of the pot. The grains are allowed to sprout, by soaking them in water for a day or two. Then the clay pots are kept inside the pond so that the fishes can feed on the sprouted grains and shower blessings to the couple, who are going to tie the nuptial knot.