Iskon Utsav, Vishakhapatnam

Iskon Utsav, Visakhapatnam is one of the major festivals of the city. It begins from September 30th and ends in October 2nd of every year and is held at Hare Krishna Land in Sagaranagar. The International Society for Krishna Consciousness has made great endeavors in order to promote this festival. Promoting Awareness about ISKCON, and highlighting Indian culture are the main driving forces behind this festival. This festival holds bare the rich cultural heritage of the city of Vizag. Millions of tourists come to visit this popular festival of Vizag ever year.

Musical performances feature prominently in the ISKCON festival of Visakhapatnam. Devotional songs and dramas of extremely high quality are presented all through the festival days. The people of Visakhapatnam enjoy this festival by indulging in great food and loads of shopping. Indigenous items are most widely sold during this part of the year. The fun-filled rides, food stalls and various games provide great sources of the entertainment to the children attending Iskon Utsav. The cultural milieu of the land of Vizag comes alive through this festival. The festival celebrates the last day of Dussehra in a grand manner. The idol of Ravana is burnt by shooting a fiery arrow at it and this is followed by "Ram Leela", which is a short drama enacted by native actors of the region.

Last Updated on: 7/05/2013