This is first kolam to perform in the Padayani Kalam. It is also known by the name Pisachu Kolam. The mask of Ganapathy Kolam is made of a single arecanut spathe and has a chain made of another leaf. The Kolam wears white dhoti and tender coconut leaves are tied around it like a skirt. While performing it holds two chootukatta (burning torches). This kolam is performed to please the pantheon of spirits. It is also known as the Ganapathy Pisachu Kolam.
Dance movements that are gentle with synchronised movements of the hands and the feet, following the rhythmic beats of the Ilathaalam or cymbal and Thappu mark the beginning of Thavadi dance.
An important ceremony held on the third day of the festival is the ritual of Pulavritham. It is also known by the names of Pula Nrutham, Pulanritham Kali or Pula dance.