This festival is celebrated on a grand scale in the Swami Pushkarini for five days in the month of Chaitra (March) during Phalguna Pournami.
First day: Lord Rama with Sita Matha and Lakshmana Swamy are offered worship and taken out for a celestial ride on the finely decked float in Swamy Pushkarini.
Second day: Lord Sri Krishna and Rukmini are offered puja and taken for pleasure ride on float. During the remaining three days beginning with Trayodasi and ending with Pournami, Sri Malayappa Swami along with Sridevi and Bhudevi are taken out for a ride in the temple tank.
Third day: there will be three rounds followed by five rounds and on the final day, the utsava murtis will be taken out for pleasure ride on the impressively decorated float for seven rounds.
The pilgrims throng to see the grandeur of the deities on this particular day since, the charm of full moon is an added attraction to the divine beauty of the deities. Arjita seva ticket holders who take part in this float festival will have darsan of the Lord after the festival.