Neyyabhishekam is the ablution of the deity with ghee (Neyy). This is one of the most important offerings to Lord Ayyappa. The Neyyu required for this offering is stored and carried by the devotee in Neythenga (coconut). The ghee symbolizes the human soul and through the abhishekam of the ghee on Lord Ayyappa the soul merges with the Supreme Being. The jeevatma is ghee and the paramatma is Lord Ayyappa. Once the ghee is removed from the coconut, then the coconut symbolizes Jadam or dead body.