Sri Kanaka Durga

Mother Kanakadurgeswari is seated at top of the Indrakilaparvatha also called as Indrakiladri hill at Vijayawada at the banks of Krishna river. She 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.
The abode of Kanaka Durga, goddess of power, riches and benevolence, is the presiding deity of the city. 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 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.
Sri Kanaka Durga Suprabatham


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