Nenmara Vallangi Vela is a renowned annual festival celebrated at Nellikulangara
Bhagavathy temple. Also known as Nellikulangara vela, it is a joint invocation
of the two neighbouring villages Nenmara and Vallangi. Held in the month
of Meenam (Feb/ March), the festival begins with the flag hoisting ceremony
called Kodiyettam on the first day of Meenam. During the vela, several
art forms like Karivela, Kummatti Andivela and similar other folk rituals
are performed. The major highlights of the festival are the fireworks
display and the pageant of 30 caparisoned elephants.