In this ritual, idols of a cow and a calf are made from sugar. After being worshipped they should be donated to a brahmin. A devotee should live only on sugar for a day. Donating a Sharkara-Dhenu liberates a man from all his sins. Similarly, donating Madhu-Dhenu (made from honey), Kheer-Dhenu (made from rice and milk), Dadhi-Dhenu (curd), Navneet-Dhenu (made from butter), Lavan-Dhenu (salt) and Karpas-Dhenu (cotton) are all believed to bestow incomparable virtues to a devotee.