Chandana-yatra is a festival that runs for three weeks. To keep the Deities cool during the time of scorching summer Sun, devotees apply sandalwood paste (chandana) over Sri Sri Radha Govinda and other Deities. All devotees including children and pilgrims are offered a chance to grind chandana for the pleasure of the Deities. During the first week, both large and small Deities of Sri Sri Radha Govinda are covered with chandana. During the second and third weeks, the small Deities are entirely covered with chandana.