Chakra Announcements

21st Annual Festival of India, Saturday September 15, 4PM-9PM

by Krishna Temple

Posted September 12, 2007


Click Here for the article at utahkrishnas.com

After 20 increasingly successful editions of the India Fest, few people in Utah County are ignorant of the fact that, once a year, you can go to India without spending a lot of money. You can have India right in the middle, of all places, ... Spanish Fork!

Over 4,000 people attended last year's celebration, and India Fest 2007 could be the biggest one yet, thanks to the enthusiastic increase of promotional efforts on the part of the organizers, the majestic, overlooking presence of the Krishna temple at the festival site, and a natural amphitheater which can accommodate thousands.

Set around the Rajastani style, multi domed temple, the eight acre festival site will feature world class entertainment, cuisine, a gift shop, art, photography, cultural exhibits on India, a gala pageant of the epic Ramayana, the burning of a 25' high ten-headed demon named Ravana, and spectacular fireworks.

Please note there are 200 parking spaces on the temple property. Parking is free (festival admission is $ 3.00 adult/$1.00 child). There is no need to park on the road, and walk a long way to the event. It is also advised to bring a blanket for sitting in the grass amphitheater and a jacket against the slight cooling after 8 pm.

Saturday, September 15, 4 pm

India Fest has been celebrated for 21 years in Utah Valley, with an average attendance of 3,500. Most dances and dramas focus on the Ramayana, the saga of Lord Ramchandra, which is India's (and, indeed, all of Asia's) most beloved and instructive epic.

Events will include a Sitar Concert, Indonesian Mask Dances, Dances by Rasa Lila and student from Los Angeles, and Five Students of Shreelata Suresh's Vishva Santi School of San Francisco, further dances by Radhika and Shatakshi, a Musical Pageant of the Ramayana, Kirtans, Bhajans, Cuisine, and the after dark burning of a 25 foot high effigy of demon Ravan with flaming arrows and fireworks.

Cast of the Ramayana Starts 7:30 pm (in order of appearance)

Contact Information
Krishna Temple
801 798-3559
801 787-1510
carudas@earthlink.net
www.utahkrishnas.com
Directions:
South on I-15, exit 253.
Follow signs (Krishna's Lotus Temple), 3.7 miles

Schedule of Events

·hot meals available for sale thru evening for $ 6.00
·gift store open throughout: womens', mens', childrens' apparel, brassware, CD's, jewelry, books, art work, etc.