Kanaka Durga Temple, Vijayawada

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Perched on Indrakeeladri hill on the banks of River Krishna, Kanaka Durga Temple makes a popular Hindu pilgrimage center. Dating back to the 8th century, the shrine to Goddess Durga ranks as the second-largest temple in Andhra Pradesh. The spot provides an excellent view of the city, the river, Gandhi Hill, the huge Prakasam barrage, and Bhavani Island. Inside the temple, ornamented with bright flowers, a 1.2 m high (4 ft) icon of the deity holds a powerful weapon in each of her eight arms, piercing the demon Mahishasura with her trident. Make Kanaka Durga Temple a centerpiece of your Vijayawada vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Vijayawada route builder website .
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  • I went to Kanaka Durga Temple. Kanaka Durga Temple has a rich history and many legends associated with it like most of the ancient Indian temples. Apart from the most famous Goddess Durga legend of de...  more »
  • Car goes right up to temple, 300rs ticket has shorter waiting time in vase of crowd also takes you right next to goddess Lot of small sannidhis, kindly take time to visit everyone Photos can be taken ...  more »
  • Third time I go and ... now it's all so different. In many ways I feel better. There is considerably a lot cleaner, now climb barefoot is something you also conceivable finally ahahah, but at the same time has lost all "caratteristicitá" of experience there. you lose much of the atmosphere of India ... Although since last year, the evolution of the work shows a considerable modernization. Everything so much ... civilized ... and now I regret this. Loses in authenticity, for someone like me who has seen him before.
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  • This is the beautiful place for tourists and especially devotees, the place is quite clean and peaceful even there is a large crowd, the government of Andhra Pradesh look after this place with special care, there is a daily free meal facility available for all devotees who visited the temple. Don't forget to visit Amma varu at any cost if you passing Vijayawada. Thank you so much
  • Transforming to pleasant, clean spiritual place. Very good developments going on presently, do not miss to visit temple in 2018 after all improvements..
  • Earlier road was there to climb the hill, now 7floor building was constructed which also works as que complex for devotees. Lift was there for aged and handicapped. Construction of other parts is under progress.
  • Very peacefull place and Good atmosphere. Temple is very clean and arrangements are good.very comfortable to visit this place with families..
  • One of the most famous temple in India as well as the main attraction of the Vijayawada city.it's actually a tall building in which you may have to reach the top on foot.there is another way to reach the top of the building i.e.,via ghat road which seems easier to me. You can a beautiful view of the city ,Krishna river and Prakasam barrage as well as Bhavani island which is near Prakasam barrage.

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