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