Chevarara, which is created in parallel to the Katina Ceremony, is made in the form of ancient Theravada practice by Buddhist monks in ancient time. Natural herbs such as plants leaves, roots, nuts and flowers are used to made the Pandu (a blend) which makes the color similar to natural acrid mixture. This process done by the meditation practitioners through a form of meditation. In order to made this special blend called Pandu to a correct proportion, they have to commit approximately two months and 24×7 continuous process with close supervision.
In parallel to above process, stitching of Cheevaraya (robe) is done in an another place. For that unprocessed white clothes are used. The Cheevaraya (robes) is prepared by sewing pieces of cloth together and placed the pieces similar to layout of the paddy field. The Cheevaraya (robes) of the early monks were made of scraps of discarded cloth from cemeteries.
After successfully making the blend and stitching of Cheewaraya, next process is to paint the cheevaraya using the blend. A wooden canoe is used for panting process and this process is repeated until the correct color of the Cheevaraya is made.