Sri Durga Malleswara Swamy Varla Devasthanam, Vijayawada

The Kanaka Durga Temple, situated in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, is a renowned Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Durga. It is perched on the Indrakeeladri hill, overlooking the Krishna River. Ancient texts such as the Kaalika puraana, Durgaa sapthashati, and other Vedic literature have mentioned the presence of Goddess Kanaka Durga on the Indrakeelaadri hill, describing her as a self-manifested deity during the Triteeya kalpa.

Legend has it that Goddess Durga radiated a golden glow, equivalent to the brilliance of millions of suns, from this mountain. Impressed by her divine aura, Indra and the other deities began praising her as “KANAKA DURGA” and started worshipping her daily. Adjacent to Durga Devi, on her left side, lies the sacred “Sri Chakaram,” with a Ganapati Deity placed beside it. Therefore, during the worship of the Goddess, all rituals are exclusively performed for the “Sri Chakaram.” Kanaka Durgamma is depicted with eight arms, each holding a different weapon, including the Chakra, Conch, Bow and Arrow, Sword, Spear, Club, Trident, Thunderbolt, and Lotus.

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How to reach

  • By Road: Good motorable roads connect Vijayawada with all the places within the state and also with the major cities in India. Transport by road from Vijayawada to all the places of Buddhist interest is available in the form of Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) buses.
  • By Train: Train facility is available from all the places within India.The distance between Vijayawada Railway Station and Kanakadurgamma temple is 1 Km.
  • By Air: The distance between Vijayawada International Airport (Gannavaram) and Kanakadurgamma temple is 24.3 Km.From Airport, many Buses, Taxies & Autos are available to reach temple.
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  • Nearest airport is Vijayawada
  • Nearest railway station is Vijayawada
  • Nearest bus station is Vijayawada
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