A devotee, Nageendra told ANI, "The sprout is carried on the head and is taken out as a procession which culminates at Agni Tirtham. Thereafter, the sprouts offering is dissolved into the sea as a mark of prayer to appease rain God."
The locals took to the streets of Rameswaram to play drums while dancing to the beats in their traditional attire.
Sharing a message with ANI, a local resident, Mariappan said, "The prayers are so powerful that whenever you ask for a wish, it is fulfilled. The devotees keep a week-long fast before taking out the processions as it makes it even more powerful."
This offering history dates back to 126 years and will be continued in future, he added.