Sankranthi is known for its various cultural and traditional get ups, like that of Haridasu and Basavanna. Bithiri Sathi dressed as Haridasu and being a modern one at that, he went around 'begging' on bike and blessed all those who were kind to him. He urged public to protect the tradition of Haridasu by being charitable to them. Bithiri aslo dressed as Basavanna and took a decorated bull around, along with folk singers. This is another unique feature of Sankranthi that is becoming a 'dying art.'