The day is celebrated as Narali Purnima in the western India. It marks the end of the monsoon season. Narali Purnima is celebrated by fishermen, sailors, and people living by the seashore who offer coconuts to the sea God to appease Lord Varuna. This religious ritual is performed by the Koli community of Maharashtra as the occasion marks the starting of the fishing season. A Puja is performed for the Sea God for protection from natural calamities. The pieces of coconut are distributed as an offering to family members and friends. Coconut rice is a special dish prepared on this day.