On this day lakhs of people worship Lord Shiva, at temples and worship offering prayers. Devotees chant the mantram 'Om Namah Shivaya'. In the temple they will perform 1008 milk pot abhishekam to Lord Shiva. Also poojas are done 4 times during night in the temples till next morning. People fast on this day and also do not sleep whole day including night by doing bhajans offering prayer. Some people do not eat rice and tiffen they eat fruits and milk.
Youngsters play and watch movies and be awake whole nite called Jagaran.