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Culture of Visakhapatnam

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Simhachalam Devasthanam Raja Gopuram

Visakhapatnam, also known as Vizag, is a city and port in the South India state of Andhra Pradesh. Visakhapatnam has long history since 1068 AD inscriptions of Sri Bheemeswara Swamy temple, 4th largest city in South India.[1]


Hinduism is the majority religion in this city with 93%, other religions are Islam, Christianity and Buddhism religious tolerance is very important in this city. [2]


replica at Telugu Samskruthika Niketanam

Majority of people in Visakhapatnam are Telugu because Visakhapatnam is the largest city in Andhra Pradesh. Along with that we can find Odia, Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam people also. Visakhapatnam has a cosmopolitan culture. English is also used widely in Vizag because significant amount of Anglo-Indian people lives here. [3]


in Visakhapatnam typical south Indian cuisine available its destination for Andhra food especially Muri Mixture, Idly, Dosa, Pesarattu, Kodi pulao and bamboo chicken are available as is western food such as pizza burgers.[4]


Makar Sankranti is a festival in Vizag which celebrates Ugadi, Vinayaka Chavithi, Deepavali, Dasara. [5]


Cricket is the most popular game in Vizag. Kabaddi, tennis, badminton, and field hockey are also popular. Sports facilities include Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA–VDCA Cricket Stadium, Port Trust Diamond Jubilee Stadium, and Swarna Bharathi Indoor Stadium.

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  1. ^ "Our history". Vizag Port. 17 April 2016. Archived from the original on 21 September 2020. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
  2. ^ "People of" (PDF). ea industry. 11 May 2011. Retrieved 11 May 2011.
  3. ^ "People of Andhra Pradesh". britannica. 14 July 2009. Retrieved 14 July 2009.
  4. ^ "9 Most Famous Street Foods In Vizag". treebo. 9 August 2018. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Visakhapatnam: Ugadi to see low-key celebrations". hans india. 25 March 2020. Retrieved 25 March 2020.

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