All Jallikattu events are tied to a temple festival in the village. That's why they are conducted only once a year in the village. Most of the temples are either amman or muniyandi or karuppurayan. In Dindigul district, PunithaAnthoinayarkoils (St.Anthony churches) conduct the events. There too it is the local village church festival.
The temple bull of the host village is brought in first and the priest, many a case Brahmin Iyengar priests pray to the bull.
All the players undergo a ritual fasting for 15 days before the events where they abstain from smoking, drinking, meat and are celibate.
Each bull before being taken to the host village is bathed, taken to the local temple where the villagers gather, pray and then send it off to the host village.