Days before the actual Holi begins, people start preparing for various rituals and customs at Adiware, Vadapeth which is made up of fourteen small villages called Vada situated near the beautiful coast line of Maharashtra. People from these villages gather at Mahakali Temple to perform in front of Devi Mahakali. These performances called Khele which is based on the martial art transformed into dance.
Through out the night on Phalgun Shuddha paurnima (full moon) people dance and sway with the five areca palm tree called onde kept on the steps of Mahakali temple. Early in the morning they do the homa and the other rituals
The actual day of Holi, in the early afternoon all Khot meet at the temple and put gulaal on devi which is the sign of celebration to start. With all acoustic music and dance, everyone with coloured faces get ready to take Holi which is the areca palm tree from specified vada.
With the immense enthusiasm and with holy heart, everyone enjoy their participation to carry the areca palm to the place where it gets erected. The khot comes and burn the hay around the erected palm tree and the celebration with color start from that day.