Kanaka Durga Temple




Kanaka Durga Temple is mythologically important and finds mention even in the sacred texts of the Hindus. The Kanaka Durga Temple is a must visit site while in Vijayawada. Goddess Kanaka Durga is the presiding deity of the temple and of the city of Vijayawada. Kanaka Durga is the Goddess of riches, power, mercy and benevolence and is believed to have self manifested or Swayambhu. Wedged on top of the Indrakiladri hill, the Kanaka Durga Temple overlooks the city of Vijayawada.

The Kanaka Durga Temple is one of the major travel attractions in Vijayawada and attract thousands of devotees every day. Festivals and other celebrations see a spill over of these pilgrims, especially during the Dussehra. The legendary Adi Sankara is believed to have graced the temple and placed the 'Sri Chakra', here in this temple. As one nears the entrance to the temple, one can see hordes of kiosks selling fresh flowers and materials required for offering a ritualistic worship to Kanaka Durga.

The added attractions for a visit to the Kanaka Durga Temple are the ancient rock cut caves on the way. These caves are dedicated to Akkanna and Madanna who were ministers belonging to the court of the 17 th century Qutab Sahi ruler, Abul Hasan Tanashah. Another cave dating back to the 2nd century BC houses the sacred deities of Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara. This Hindu trinity attracts lot of devotees who make it a point to visit the cave on the way to the Kanaka Durga Temple.



Last Updated on: 9/05/2013