Kanaka Durga Temple, Vijayawada

Kanaka Durga Temple | One of the best places to visit in Vijayawada

LocationArjuna Street Mallikarjunapeta Indrakeeladri, Vijayawada, Vijayawada (Map 📍)
Entry Fee & TimingKanaka Durga Temple open from 05:00 am to 01:00 pm, 05:00 pm to 09:00 pm all days in week (Thursday close), No entry fee.
Place TypeTemple, Religious Place
Place visit withFamily, Kids, Friends, Married Couples, Solo, Unmarried Couples, Parants, Siblings, Youngsters
Best time to visitJanuary, February, March, April

About Kanaka Durga Temple

Kanaka Durga Temple in Vijayawada is the famous Kanaka Durga temple situated on the banks of river Krishna above Indrakeeladri. Dedicated to Durga, the goddess of wealth, this temple was built by Arjuna. The presiding deity of the temple is Goddess Mahishasurmardini, an incarnation of Goddess Durga and the eight-armed deity is believed to be self-manifested or self-manifested. It is one of the 108 Shaktipeeths in the country.

The temple has a 4 feet tall idol of the goddess, which is adorned with ornaments and flowers. The temple of Kanaka Durga is filled with lakhs of pilgrims for worship during the "Navratri" festival, which is celebrated with religious fervor, pomp and festivities.

Interesting facts about Kanaka Durga Temple

  1. Devi is looking north-east with a calm smile and joy. Due to which the devotees who make a vow get their blessings.
  2. It is the only temple in the world where the main deity (Mool Varlu) is decorated in the forms of Sri Saraswati, Sri Maha Lakshmi, Sri Bala Tripura Sundari, Sri Rajarajeshwari, Sri Mahishasur Mardini, Sri Durga Devi, Sri Annapurna Devi, Sri Gayatri Is.
  3. It attracts many pilgrims and tourists especially during the festivals of Navratri and Dussehra.
  4. Kanak Durga Temple is a famous Hindu temple which is described in Vedic literature like Kalika Purana, Durga Spatashati etc.
  5. Kanak is gold in Sanskrit because the idol is of golden color and is adorned with gold ornaments, hence it got the name Kanaka Durga.

How to reach Kanaka Durga Temple

By Road:- You can easily get taxis or autos from all over the city to reach the temple.

By Train:- Vijayawada Railway Junction is the nearest railway station to the temple which is 10 minutes away. You can easily catch a bus or taxi to reach the destination.

By Air:- The nearest airport to the temple is Gannavaram Airport. From here you can hire a car or take public transport to reach the temple.

Nearby famous places

  • Panakala Narasimha Temple
  • Amaralingeswara Temple
  • Prakasam barrage
  • Krishna river
  • Undavalli Caves

Kanaka Durga Temple FAQs:

𝒜. It is located at Arjuna Street Mallikarjunapeta Indrakeeladri, Vijayawada, Vijayawada.

𝒜. Entry fee and timings information of the Kanaka Durga Temple: Kanaka Durga Temple open from 05:00 am to 01:00 pm, 05:00 pm to 09:00 pm all days in week (Thursday close), No entry fee..

𝒜. You should visit Kanaka Durga Temple during January, February, March, April months for best experience.

📅 Last update: 2024-01-31

Author: Sandhya Chauhan

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