Gods are said to be resting in the high heavens, but in some of the villages of the northern part of Kerala they come down to the earth in the form of "Theyyams" and give solace to the thousands of anguished villagers. Vengara is one among them. Caressed by the Arabian Sea and protected by the hillock of "Ezhimala" (Now this place is famous for Naval Academy), the village of Vengara is famous for its beautiful landscapes and lush greenery. The word Vengara is originated from word “Ven Kara” which means the White land created by moving sea. This village is surrounded by main Districts town Kannur, Taliparamba and Payyanur of kannur Districts.Protected by Ezhimala and Madaippara, the Village Vengara has witnessed many historical events. Ezhimala was the Capital of ancient Ezhimala Kindgom and now this place the Head Quarters of the proposed Naval Academy (The biggest one in its kind in Asia).The history reveals that Tipu Sultan, the Lion of Mysor has passed through this place during his battle forward to Kerala.
Still the remains of a fort belongs to Tipu lying on Madayippara. He made a canal between Payangadi River and Moolakkeel River, called ‘Sultan Thodu’ (Sultan Canal) for the easy movement of cargo. Now, this canal has an important role to do with the proposed ‘Malabar Tourism Promotion Program.’ Historians say that once this place was a part of Arabian Sea hundreds of years ago. When the sea withdrew at last, there remained sandy land which people called ‘Ven Kara’ (White land in local tongue). Later ‘Ven Kara’ became Vengara by use. Though there are some small-scale industries, the main incomes of the people are from agriculture. Coconut and paddy are the main crops. Cashew nuts, Areca nuts and vegetables are also cultivated widely. Large number of N.R.I’s especially in Gulf Countries has changed the infrastructure of the village and helped people to have a high living standard. But the concept of ‘Nuclear Family’ has taken its tall in the society and made way for new habitats and houses at the expense of agricultural lands now.