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Kanaka Durga Temple Vijayawada

Kanaka Durga Temple is located on the Indrakeeladri hill, on the banks of Krishna River in Vijayawada in Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh State, India. It is also known as "Sri Durga Malleswara Swamy Varla Devasthanam". Sri Kanakadurgamma (kanaka durga) is swayambu(self-manifested). It is one of the largest temples in India and 2nd largest temple in Andhra Pradesh Temple commonly called as Vijayawada Kanaka Durgamma Temple.

About Kanakadurga Temple:
Kaalika puraana, Durgaa sapthashati and other vedic literature have mentioned about Goddess Kanaka Durga on the Indrakeelaadri and have described the deity as Swayambhu, (self-manifested) in Triteeya kalpa. 


Devotees in huge numbers visit the temple of Kanaka Durga Temple in Vijayawada during a special festival. Durga Navratri at Kanakadurga temple of Vijayawada is a grand festival for the temple. Dasara Sharan Navaratri Utsavalu startswith Dasara (Vijaya Dashami). With Kalasha Sthapana Pooja, celebrations will start at the temple. On Padyami, the first day of Navarathri, Goddess Durga is decorated in Sri Swarnakavacha alankrita Durga. On concluding day, Vijaya Dashami, Durga is worshiped in Sri Rajarajeshwari Devi Alankaram.

Kanaka Durga Temple
Vijayawada Kanaka Durga is very famous in Andhra pradesh. The temple of Maa Kanaka Durga is next to only the temple of Lord Venkateswara swamy in attracting devotees. She is considered as Shaktipeetham. But, there is no reference to her in "Ashtadasa Shakti peetha stotram". A calender is sold in Kanaka durga temple, keeping her at the center of all 18 Shakti peethas.


How To Reach Kanaka Durga Temple:
By Road: APSRTC runs Number of busses from major cities to Vijayawada. 
By Rail: There are number of trains to Vijayawada from within Andhra Pradesh and from other states as well.
By Air: The domestic airport located at Gannavaram, about 20-km, from the city connects Vijayawada to Hyderabad and Vishakhapatnam. It’s about a 30-minute flight from Hyderabad. 


Accommodation:
Vijayawada is facilitated with adequate boarding facilities and many other sites to complete the tour. The temple committee of Kanaka Durga makes elaborate arrangements to cater to the needs of the countless devotees who throng the temple everyday.

Significance:
The temple is good to visit during Chaitra Shuddha Pournami, when Vasanta Kalyanam is performed to Goddess Durga and Lord Malleshwara. The Brahmotsavams in the temple are performed in Vasanta Ritu and the kalyana performed during the utsavams is known as Vasanta Kalyana.

Address:
Sri Durgamalleswaraswamy Varla Devastanams
Indrakeeladri, Vijayawada -1
Kishna DT, Andhra Pradesh, India
Fax : 0866 – 2423800
Important contact Numbers
Online Sevas Help Line No: 9441820717  
Reception Phone Numbers: 0866 – 2423600, 2423500

Gandhi Hill, Vijayawada

The Gandhi Hill is one of the popular attractions in Vijayawada and is also known as the Gandhi Stupa features a mammoth Gandhi statue 16 mts tall that was unveiled by the then President of India Dr. Zakir Hussain on 6th October 1968. The hill also features seven stupas that are almost 150 mts tall. 

The Gandhi Hill is named after the father of our nation Mahatma Gandhi. It was earlier known as the ORR Hill. This is the first Gandhi Memorial with a huge stupa dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi. Along with this there are 6 other subsidiary shrines that are dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi as well. The memorial is perched on the hill top which is about 500 ft above the main city of Vijayawada. The walls are beautifully inscribed with the teachings of the great man, Mahatma Gandhi.

Gandhi Hill
This apart, there is a well-stocked library that houses a large collection of books, a planetarium as well as the Light and Sound show that portrays the life and teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. 

The Gandhi hill offers a spectacular view of the city of Vijayawada, and you may also enjoy a toy train ride as well.

Loacation : Tarapet main road, Back side of Railway Station, Vijayawada Onetown.

Timings: 4pm - 8:30pm (Tuesday Holly day)

Durga Ghat Vijayawada - Krishna Pushkaralu Ghats

Durga Ghat is one of the most famous ghats to visit during the Krishna Pushkaram. which is spiritual and religious place where millions of people take holy dip in the river Krishna. Heavy rush is expected as more people prefer to take holy bath during krishna pushkaralu in Maa Durga Ghat. It is strategically located near to Goddess Durga Devi temple which is a famous and must visit temple during this holy period. One of the best things is Durga Ghat in vijayawada is near to Kanaka Durga Temple. This ghat is also maintained by Sri Durga Malleswara Swami Varla Devasthanam, Indrakeeladri, Vijayawada.
Durga Ghat Vijayawada

Durga Ghat Vijayawada:

Address: Durga Ghat, Foot over bridge staircase, Vijayawada
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How to Reach:
It is near to Pandit Nehru Bus Stand (PNBS) which is a interstate bus terminal in vijayawada. It is hardly 1 KM away from Vijayawada Railway Station which is major hub of south central railway. One can conveniently reach this ghat. One of the other reasons for heavy flow to this Durga Ghat is its proximity to Inter State Bus stand which is walk able distance from here.

The Kanaka Durga temple management is gearing up for the event of pushkars by planning from now itself. This ghat already have facilities for Kesakandanasalas with sufficient barbers provided by Devasthanam.

Facilities
Swimmers club
Changing Room
Boat ride by AP Tourism

Events
List of event of that are held during the krishna pushkaram period will be updated here very soon.

Krishna Pushkaralu Marriage Dates 2016

Krishna Pushkaralu Marriage Dates - Generally at the time of Pushkaralu people takes a holy dip in the River Krishna to get rid of all the sins and wicked things they have done. Many Pundits say that Jupiter(Bruhaspati) enter in to Kanya Raasi. Bruhaspati i.e. Jupiter travels for about 12 months in Kanya Raasi. As we know that River Krishna zodiac sign is Virgo i.e. kanya Raasi. So Jupiter has it effect on the River Krishna for about 12 months. Finding it in auspicious many people don’t prefer to have marriages during the Pushkaralu period. Bruhaspati (Gurudu) a.k.a Jupiter is known to be deva guru (Guru of all gods) and also guru of knowledge.


Speaking a little more about it Krishna River has got a very auspicious and sacred feeling that rises in the hearts of the people. As this Pushkaralu is occurring after 12 years so this year Pushkaralu is known as Krishna Maha Pushkaram. So the River Krishna will be having a greater effect on it by the Jupiter planet.

Marriages Dates of krishna pushkaralu 2016

At the time of krishan pushkaralu hindhu devotees of all over world will take a holy dip in river krishna to get rid of all sins. But the parents of the girls who are in the marriage planning are worrying a lot, and same situation in bachelors who wanted to say goodbye for their bachelorhood.  because there is a belief that no functions and marriage's should perform at the time of pushkaram's period.
Marriages Dates of krishna pushkaralu

Why should not marrying in pushkaram period?

Can people marry during Pushkara time ? What does the Panchangam Say? Bruhaspati (Gurudu) is Known as deva guru (Guru of all gods) and guru of Knowledge. Here is pundits explaining why marriage's should not perform in pushkaram time.

Krishan Pushkaralu will start from August 12th 2016, Renowned Hindu pundits are saying that we should not perform any kind of functions and marriaage's from the day when Bruhaspati (Gurudu) enters in kanya raasi. and they said bruhaspati travel for 12 months in kanya raasi. but 12 months is for some times.

Krishna Pushkaralu Pooja Online Booking

Krishna Pushkaralu Pooja Online Booking - Krishna Pushkaram Pooja Booking online  price, pandit for Krishna Pushkaralu 2016 Pooja.

Krishna Pushkaralu will be held from 12th - 23rd of August month 2016. Generally the banks that come across the Krishna River are called as Pushkaralu Ghats. Both AP and Telangana governments have reportedly focussed on the arrangements of the same. Over 5 crore pilgrims expected to visit the Krishna Pushkaralu. The AP and Telangana governments are now providing you the opportunity to Online Booking for Krishna Pushkaram Pooja.

Krishna Pushkaralu Pooja Online Booking:

AP & Telangana Governments make arrangement for pilgrims who are not able to attend the puja karyakramas​, They will send you the Prasad / Krishna Water to your mentioned address. In Krishna Pushkaralu you can perform various poojas those are Mahasankalpam, Laghusankalpam, Sariganga Snanam, Prayaschittam, Gouri Pooja, Ganga Pooja, Musivayanam, Vidhistanam & Pindapradanam. Here you can get Krishna Pushkaram Pooja online Booking price List.

In Presence:

Mahasankalpam [single/family : Rs.]
Mahasankalpam means appeasing and praying pitru devatas by chanting their names and gotras for removing our birth bad karmas and sins.

Laghusankalpam [family : Rs.]
Laghusankalpam means taking a dip in holy river by uttering our names and gotras to get favours from deities in present birth life.

Sariganga Snanam [Pair : Rs.]
Sariganga Snanam means taking bath in holy river during pushkara period for better family life, seeking good children and better relations between wife and husband.

Prayaschittam [Pair : Rs.]
Prayaschittam means a type of confession according to Hindu mythology. It is observed by women to get rid of their sin or known or unknown mistakes if they mate with men during menusration perid.

Gouri Pooja [Family : Rs.]
Gouri Pooja is conducted by Hindu devotees at holy riverside to please goddess gauri which is also known as kumkumarchana.

Ganga Pooja [family : Rs.]
During sacred pushkara period, all rivers waters mix with krishna water, so ganga pooja is conducted to appease all deities at once.

Musivayanam [single: Rs.]
Musivayanam is an important and compulsory religious dharma in Hindu community in which a sumangali is respected and gifts are offered when a woman dies and her husband is alive. It is for attaining salvation for that woman.

Vidhistanam [single/family : Rs.]
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Pindapradanam [single : Rs.]
Pindapradanam is the most important program during pushkara period. It is observed by Hindus to offer pindas to their nearest 34 relatives and family members who are dead. They believe that such ritual provides salvation after their death and they can reach to good lokas and get ultimate moksha.
Krishna Pushkaralu Pooja Online Booking
In Absence:

Gouri Pooja [Family : Rs.]
Gouri Pooja is conducted by Hindu devotees at holy riverside to please goddess gauri which is also known as kumkumarchana.

Ganga Pooja [family : Rs.]
During sacred pushkara period, all rivers waters mix with krishna water, so ganga pooja is conducted to appease all deities at once.

Musivayanam [single: Rs.]
Musivayanam is an important and compulsory religious dharma in Hindu community in which a sumangali is respected and gifts are offered when a woman dies and her husband is alive. It is for attaining salvation for that woman.

Vidhistanam [single/family : Rs.]
** nil

Pindapradanam [single : Rs.]
Pindapradanam is the most important program during pushkara period. It is observed by Hindus to offer pindas to their nearest 34 relatives and family members who are dead. They believe that such ritual provides salvation after their death and they can reach to good lokas and get ultimate moksha.

Do's and Don'ts at Krishna Pushkaram 2016 Ghats

DO's
  1. Pilgrims are requested to use the bathing areas/ Ghats that are authorized by the Pushkaram administration for their safety and security.
  2. Pilgrims are requested to use the bathing places/Ghats nearest to their place of stay in pushkaram area or the city.
  3. If any unidentified or suspicious object is located, the pushkaram administration or the police control room should be informed about it.
  4. Pilgrims are requested to follow the traffic rules and regulations in the city and the pushkaram area.
  5. The directions and advice given through the Central Public Address System may be followed to avoid any inconvenience.
  6. Garbage should be thrown only in the dustbins.
  7. Pilgrims and travelers are requested to be appropriately attired considering the religious and cultural sensibilities of the event. The local service providers will be happy to give advice on this issue.
Do's and Don'ts at Krishna Pushkaram 2016 Ghats

DON’Ts
  1. Use of plastic bags in pushkaram surroundings is prohibited by the Government.
  2. Washing of clothes on the river banks should be strictly avoided.
  3. Overcrowding of boats must be avoided.
  4. Pilgrims and travelers are advised not to encourage beggary.
  5. Use of soaps while bathing in rivers should be strictly avoided.
  6. Throwing of the materials used for worship or rituals in the river should be avoided