Vijayawada – Sri Durga Malleswara Swamy temple

Kanakadurgamma (Goddess Parvathi), her consort Malleswara Swamy (Lord Shiva) Temple situated on the banks of river krishna, on hillock Indrakeeladri, Vijayawada.

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  • Sri Kanakadurgamma (kanaka durga) is swayambu(self-manifested).
  • Adi-Sankaracharya visited the temple and installed the Srichakra and initiated workship of Kanaka Durga in vedic ways.
  • It is one of the largest temples in India. and 2nd largest temple in Andhra Pradesh.
  • Bhavani Deeksha Viramana will be conducted on large scale in every Karthika Masam where lakhs of devotees visit the temple who took Bhavani Deeksha.
  • Sakambari Ammavari Uthsavam is performed in Ashadamasam every yearmallikarjuna sawmy vijayawada


Temple commonly called as Vijayawada Kanaka Durgamma Temple,in the Krithayuga goddess Durga killed Mahishasura who was a disaster for World. Then goddess Durga shined on the Keela mountain with eight arms in the form of MAHISHASURA MARDINI as she had given boon to keela. On this mountain, goddess Durga had been glowing with the lighting of crores of suns, with golden colour. Since that, Indra and all the deities praised her chanting “KANAKA DURGA” and they had been worshipping her daily.

This place is that Arjuna prayed to Lord Shiva on top of Indrakeela hill to win His blessings and the city derived its name “Vijayawada” after this victory. Another popular legend is about the triumph of goddess Kanakadurga over the demon King Mahishasura. It is said that the growing menace of demons became unbearable for the natives.

Sage Indrakila practiced severe penance, and when the goddess appeared the sage pleaded Her to reside on his head and keep vigil on the wicked demons. As per his wishes of killing the demons, Goddess Durga made Indrakila Her permanent abode. Later, She also slayed the demon king Mahishasura freeing the people of Vijayawada from evil.


Sri Durga Malleswara Swamy Varla Devasthanam
Indrakeeladri, Vijayawada, AP
PH.No 086-2423600,
Fax 0866-2423800


Temple management runs buses from foot to hill top at nominal charges. Devotees also commute by FOOT / steps to temple for goddess darshan.

Dharshanam Timings 


Type of Dharshanam Timing Free/Cost Number of persons allowed (if it is Free Type N/A here)


Dharma Dharshanam 4:00AM to 5:45 PM, 6:15PM to 10:00 PM Free  
Mukha Mandapam 4:00AM to 5:45 PM, 6:15PM to 10:00 PM Rupees 20/- One person
Antaralayam Dharshanam 5:00AM to 5:45 PM , 6:15 PM to 9:00 PM Rupees 100/- One person
Note: Every Day 4-00 AM to 5-00 AM performed Kadgamalarchana Pooja in Antaralayam. Entrance to Antaralayam closed.Every Day 12-00 Noon to 12-30 PM  halt for Sri Ammavari Mahanivedana Every Day 6-00 PM to 6-30 PM halt for Sri Ammavari Pancha Harathulu Every Day 9-00 PM to 10-00 PM performed Sowbhagya Pradayini Pooja in Antaralayam. Entrance to Antaralayam closed.Every Thursday 5-00 PM to 6-00 PM performed Swarnapushparchana pooja in Antarayalam. Entrance to Antaralayam closed.
4:00AM to 6:30 PM, 6:45 PM to 10:00 PM (Free Darshanam)
5:00 AM to 11-30 AM  (Sri Malleswara Swamy Abhisekam)
Every Day 6-30 PM to 6-45 PM halt for Sri Malleswara Swamy Vari Pancha Harathulu


1. Sahasranamarchana (One Day) 100.00
2. Ashtotharanamarchana(One day) 50.00
3. Sri Malleswara Swamy varla Rudrabishekam(One Day) 20.00
4. Sahasranamarchana for 52 Fridays 5,200.00
5. Ashtotharanamarchana for 52 Fridays 2,600.00
6. Sri Malleswara Swamy varla Rudrabishekam(52 Mondays) 1,040.00
7. Chandi Homam(Every Day) 516.00
8. Laksha Kumkumarchana (One Day) 1,000.00
9. Santhi Kalyanam(One Day) 500.00
10. Srichakra Navavarnacharna 516.00
11 Poojas will be performed at Srivalli Deva Sametha  
 12 Sri Subrahmanyeswara Swamy varla Upalayam  
  a) Sarpadosha Nivarana 250.00
  b) Sahasra Namarchana 10.00
  c) Ashtotram 5.00
 13 Sri Ammavari Anthralaya Dharsanam on Q line for one person (52 Fridays) 1,000.00
 14 Pallakiseva 516.00
 15 Kadgamala Pooja (Antaralayam) 5,116.00
16 SOWBHAGYAPRADAYANI (Antaralayam) 5,116.00
 17 Gomata Pooja 21.00
18 Uyyala Seva 516.00
 19 Pancha Haratulu 200.00
 20 Swarna Puspa Pooja (Every Thursday) 2,500.00
1. Sahasranamarchana to Sri Kanaka Durga Ammavaru 52 Fridays – 52,000.00
2. Ashtoranamarchana to Sri kanaka Durga Ammavaru 52 Fridays – 26,000.00
3. Sri Malleswara Swamy Abhishekam 52 Mondays – 10,400.00
4. Sahasranamarchana to Sri kanaka Durga Ammavaru on any day in a year – 1000.00
5. Ashtotharanamarchana to Sri kanaka Durga Ammavaru on any day in a year – 500.00
6. Pallaki Seva(Once Year) – 12,000.00
7. Saswatha Santhi Kalyanam – 5,000.00
8. Saswatha Laksha Kumkumarchana – 10,000.00
9. Saswatha Srichakranava Varnarchana – 6,000.00
10. Puja will be performed at Sri Valli Deva Sametha Sri Subrahmanyeswara Upalayam  
  a) Saswatha Sarpadosha Nivarana – 5,000.00
11. Saswatha Annadanam for 8 members on one day in a year – 1,116.00
12. Saswatha Annadanam for 35 members on one day in a year – 5,116.00
13. Saswatha Annadanam for 70 members on one day in a year – 10,000.00
14. One member on one day 50,000.00
15. Two member on one day 1,00,000.00


Sri Kanaka durga Prabha

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LocationMadapati Gust House is nearby Railway Station 10th platform, One Town, Opposite Rajkumari theatre.     LocationIndrakeeladri Gust House is near by Devasthanam Steps, One Town Arujuna street , Opp Kottagullu Venakateswara Swamy Temple.


The Devasthanam is maintaining Kesakandanasalas at Durga Ghat and Up Hills

Kesakandanasalas at Durga Ghat 3.00 a.m To 9.00 p.m
Kesakandanasalas at Up Hills 3.00 a.m To 9.00 p.m


The temple of Kanaka Durga the Goddess of power, riches and benevolence and the presiding deity of Vijayawada

Indrakeeladri is unique in that it has been the chosen abode of Kanaka Durga and Her consort Malleswara as Swayambhu (the self-existent one).

The nine-day festival of Navarathri ends on Vijaya Dasami Day when people worship arms and perform ayudha Pooja. Local chieftains used to celebrate the festival with pomp.

Kanaka Durga is specially decorated as Balatripura Sundari, Gayathri Annapoorna. Mahalakshmi, Saraswathi, Lalitha Tripura Sundari, Durga Devi, Mahissura Mardini and Raja Rajeswari Devi on each day of the Narvarathri festival. On Vijaya Dasami day, the deities are taken in a swan-shaped boat around the Krishna river, popularity known as “Theppotsavam”.

Though a ghat road was laid in 1969, most of the pilgrims prefer to climb the steps leading to the temple an arduous task for women and children. Some devotees climb the hill, decorating the steps with turmeric powder and vermilion to redeem their pledge of Metla Pooja.

For the first time in the living memory “Sathachandiyagam” was performed in the temple from 28-12-1987 to 2-1-1988, for the benefit of mankind, as also to protect them from all evils.


This temple is under the administrative control of the Government of Andhra Pradesh, and is presently managed by an Executive Officer of the rank of Joint Commissioner of Endowments.

How to reach

Vijayawada is well connected by Road, Train and Air.

Nearby Places

Penuganchiprolu, Krishna District, AP: Munneru – A river with spiritual importance passes here.

Vedadri, in Krishna district of AP.: The shrine of Laxmi Narasimha Swamy on the banks of River Krishna. Vedadri is one of the Nava Narasimha kshetras located in Telangana and AP states.

Auto Nagar, Vijayawada: Marakata Rajarajeswari Temple: Unique temple of goddess completely built with stone with intricate architecture symbolizing SRICHAKRA

Hamsala Deevi Venugopala Swamy Temple, 8kms from Koduru, 24kms from Avanigadda

Mangalagiri: Lord Narasimha (Panakala swamy) – 12 km from Vijayawada is the renowned temple on a hillock. The unique feature of this temple is that the mouth of the idol accepts half the quantity of panakam (jaggery dissolved in water) offered by devotees, irrespective of the size of the vessel.

Amaravati, capital of AP:  The Amareswara (Siva) temple walls have lot of inscriptions that give information about the kings who ruled over the area. The present holy shrine of Amaralingeswara (LordSiva) temple is associated with the reign of Vasireddy Venkatadri Nayudu who ruled the region before the advent of the British rule (See Amararama). It is reachable by road or by boat / coracle on the Krishna River.

Kotappakonda : Guntur –  Famous temple of Shiva is here.

Pedakakani : Guntur – Lord shiva

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