During the Week preceding the Holi Festival, the Komarpants of Aversa, Belekeri, Hattikeri, Bhavikeri, etc villages, take part in this Community Ritual of "Suggi". Suggi means "Harvest Festival". It is meant for appeasing the Gods for a better Crop on the next year, and also to show their gratitude for the Harvest that they have got in the present year.
Each Komarpant family spends money like Rs.2000-00 to Rs.6000-00 for each “Turaai” - decorative head-gear, depending on their spending capacity. This head-gear decoration is made by some Vokkaliga persons of their village, and is worn on an auspicious day before the
of the family deity/God. Temple
One male member from each family of the Komarpants from this region has to participate in the Suggi Ritual. And each family whole-heartedly does participate. After wearing this headgear- Turaai, each person with one assistant/stand-by male member of the family, walk to all villages around Ankola taluk and perform the Ritualistic Suggi Dance before each Temple/God of that village and in the courtyard of the villagers. For the entire period, they stay away from their respective houses, cooking their own food outside and strictly adhering to traditional codes of conduct.
Only after the Suggi period of one week or so, the men remove the Turaai before their
, and return to their homes, on the next day of the Holi Festival. This is a unique tradition even now being followed by the Komarpants of Aversa/Ankola taluk. It is believed that Honouring the Suggi Dancers is equivalent to honoring the Gods, for better Harvest and for keeping deadly diseases/epidemics at bay. Temples