When the construction of the rath is completed it is taken to the confluence of Parvati and Beas or Rudranag, where it is bathed.
On its return, it is treated as a guest of the devatas and is called ‘Saulahati chhuna’. A goat is sacrificed and havan performed at his deothada, a small stone structure. After this the devata is placed in the rath and a bhandara, feast, organized for all from nearby villages. The rath of Karadu style is made from a wild bamboo which is locally called ‘groh’, and is fashioned by a ‘baardaa’ one who weaves baskets and kilta. But first he has to be purified. For which a coconut or bhoongri is offered, and his arrival with the basket is greeted by a band of musicians. The devata offers him a pugree, a goat is sacrificed and the mohra is placed in the basket after a havan.
The wood for the rath of devi Bhuvneshvari of Bhekhli, is brought from village Kamand, and for Khadihar Maharaj Kothi, from the jungle of Prashar Rishi. The devi deputes some people from her haar to cut the tree; others follow a couple of days later accompanied by the musicians. The gur of devi Bhuvneshvari, Kashayap Narayan and Virnath also go along. The designated workers avoid meals on the way, but a goat is sacrificed when they reach Bhekhli. Then the construction of the rath begins by the selected Thawi.