Thirunakkara temple celebrates three festivals in the month of Thulam
(Oct-Nov), Mithunam (June-July) and Meenam (March-April). The most important
among these is the Phalguna Utsav. Also known as Arattu Utsav, it commence
from the 1st day of the malayalam month Meenan and lasts for 10days. Kathakali
is the main highlight, as there are all-night Kathakali performances by
eminent artistes. Mayilattom (peacock dance) and vellomkali are other
attractions. The festival draws to a close with the colourful Arat procession
with nine caparisoned elephants.