On Chirthra, a big vessal of rice is prepared as nivedyam.  This day 'nivedyam' is making only for the ‘Kudipathikal’: Payasam, called “Kadum Payasam” is also prepared. This too is only for “Kudipatikal”. Once the call is given they can enter to  'thidappalli' and eat  the rice with only salt and chillies. This rite is called 'Thandummel oonu'.   Kottiyoor is the only temple were the non-brahmins can enter the 'thidapalli'