The feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and feast of St Sebastian, celebrated
at St Mary’s Farona Church, Bharanamganam is jointly known as Bharanganganam
feast. These feasts are held on 9th November and 20th January respectively.
Bharananganam feast attracts thousands of pilgrims from all over India.
It is believed that the feast of St Sebastian has some connections with
a Sree Krishna Temple situated nearby and both the feast and the temple
aarattu are held more or less during the same period. The circumambulation
ceremony during the feast, which uses kolvilakku (lamp with long handles)
resembles the temple procession.