Rituals for the Aayutha Chandi Yaagam began at the auspicious time set for it. Governor Narsimhan participated enthusiastically. At the start, Goddess Shakti was invoked with much devotion. Later, the head priest recited the benefits that would accrue to the 'Karta' by worshipping. Also KCR was formally made to take the vow to perform the Yaagam and see it through a successful end. Meanwhile, a special arrangement was made for thousands of women to perform the Khumkhum Archana.