The three chariots are built anew annually excluding the Kalasa. 14 subsidiary deities, charioteers and horses, 1,072 pieces of logs (i. e,, Phasi, Dhaura, Mai, Simili) are brought from Dasapalla and Ranapurforests. Nearly 125 temple carpenters (including helping assistants) work for 58 days at the Mahakhala (in front of the Palace) and chisel out 2,188 pieces of wood for the construction of the three chariots of rath, The construction work commences on the AKSHAYATRUTIA, Each chariot is covered with new clothes of radiant colour. Nearly 1,090 metres of cloth are used for this purpose. The chariots are fastened with four long sturdy ropes (Each 240'— 250' with 8" diameters) each so as to facilitate the devotees to pull them. The Kerala Coir Corporation provides these specially manufactured coconut fibre ropes. Iron nails, brackets, clamps, etc., used for this purpose are indigenously prepared by the native smiths near the Dolavedi and it takes them more than a month. The techno-engineering details of the chariots are indeed a technical marvel by any standard for their static and dynamic stability. The superstructure (Above the wheels) contains eighteen pillars and roofs at various stages which are known as Bhuin, Potala, Parabhadi, etc. Each chariot contains nine Parswa Devatas (Subsidiary deities), two Dwarapala (Door:keepers), one Sarathi (Charioteer) and one presiding deity of the crest banner (Dhwaja Devata), all made of wood.