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Kanakadurga Devi Temple
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Pooja Cost : US$ 9.00 Leadtime : 5 Days
Location : Vijayawada.
Main Deity : Kanakadurga Devi.
Nearest Town : Vijayawada District : Guntur State : Andhra Pradesh
The origin or installation of Kanakadurga Devi at Vijayawada is unknown. She is said to be Swayambhu or self-manifest. She also takes the aspect of Chandi or destroyer of the demon Durgama who was causing havoc among the peace-loving inhabitants of Dakshinapatha.

The place Vijayawada is surrounded by many hillocks and the most important of them is Seethanagaram, while the less important is called the Kanakadurga or Kanaka konda. On the southern side of the Kanakadurga temple, is a hillock with sculptures bearing inscriptions, indicating the names of Gods and Goddesses cut below them. Most of these figures are forms of the Goddess in her aspect of Durga, which are dealt with in the Manthra Sastras. Traditionally these hills were originally continuous and at the command of the Lord, they got separated, making enough space for the river Krishna to pass through. The temple of KankaDurga is especially a sacred and powerful one that attracts a large number of pilgrims.