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Kanakadurga Temple

About Kanakadurga Temple

One of the most important temple in Andhra Pradesh is Kanakadurga Temple. Built atop a hill, the temple is synonymous with Vijayawada, while Kanakadurga, the Goddess of power, riches and benevolence, is considered to be the presiding deity of Vijayawada. Adi Sankara is believed to have visited the temple and installed the "Sri Chakra" here. During the Dassera festival, special celebrations are held. On the way to the Kanakadurga Temple thre are rockcut caves dedicated to Akkanna and Madanna ministers in the ruler in the court of Abul Hasan Tanasha, the Qutub Shahi ruler in the 17th century. A short distance away is another cave that dates back to the 2nd century BC, which hosts the Hindu trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara. Kanaka Durga, goddess of power, riches and benevolence is considered the presiding deity of Vijayawada. The temple is set on Iendrakila hill. A temple of Lord Maleswara is also within the city area.

Festival of Kanakadurga Temple

Special celebrations are held here during Dussehra festival (in the month of October)

How to reach Kanakadurga Temple

  • Air : Vijayawada is connected by Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam.
  • Rail : Vijayawada is well connected by rail with every city in India.
  • Bus : Vijayawada is well connected by road with Madras, Hyderabad, Vizag, Nellore.

Where to Stay in Kanakadurga Temple

  • A.P.Tourism’s Krishnaveni Hotel, Sitanagaram.

Star Hotels

  • Hotel Ilapuram
  • Kandhari International

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