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One of the most popular temples in and around Vijayawada, it is located on a hill Indrakeeladri overlooking the city as well as the River Krishna. One can either motor up the ghat road or take to the steps on foot. Inscriptions of different dynasties are found in the temple. During Dasara (Durgashtami), lakhs of devotees from the city and its environs throng the temple after a holy dip in the River Krishna close by.

The abode of Kanaka Durga, goddess of power, riches and benevolence, is the presiding deity of the city. The temple is set on the Indrakiladri hill. The deity in the Kanaka Durga temple is regarded as Swayambhu or self-manifested, hence is considered very powerful. It is said that Adi Sankara visited this temple and installed the Sri Chakra here.

The beauty of this temple is seen to be believed. The temple is situated on a hill on the banks of the Krishna river. The origin or installation of Kanaka - durga Devi at Vijayawada is unknown. She is said to be Swayambu or selfmanifest. She also takes the aspect of Chandi or destroyer of the demon Durgama who was causing havoc among the peace - loving inhabitants of Dakshinapatha.

Mother Kanakadurgeswari seated atop the Indrakilaparvatha at Vijayawada is the supreme Goddess of Andhra Pradesh, attracting lakhs of tourists since time immemorial. This temple occupies a covetable place in the scriptures; for several of the Sivalilas and Saktimahimas were enacted on and around it, making the region a place of unparalleled spiritual eminence of everlasting significance.

Temple Timings:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday - 4:00 am to 9:00 pm
Friday and Sunday - 4:00am to 10:00pm (10:00am to 1:00pm Antaralaya Darsanam Not allowed)(Private Vehicles also not allowed from 10:00am to 2:00pm)

Dharshanam Fare:

Dharma Dharshanam    Free
Mukha Mandapam Rs. 5/-
Anthralaya Dharshanam Rs. 20/-
Break Dharshanam Rs. 100/-


Lesser than 2 km for Vijayawada central bus stand & Railway Station

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