Kanaka Durga Temple


14.6/5(166 Ratings)

Kanaka Durga Temple Overview

Ranked 1 of 27 sightseeing in Vijayawada

Kanaka Durga Temple is located on the Indrakiladri hill, on the banks of Krishna River. It is a famous Hindu temple, which is dedicated to Goddess Kanaka Durga. According to the legends, Arjuna obtained the Pasupatha astra at this site and after gaining the astra, he constructed this temple for Goddess Durga.  

As per the Vedas, the deity of this temple is considered as 'Swayambhu' or self-manifested and thus considered very powerful. Navaratri, Saraswati puja and Theppotsavam are the main celebrations held at this temple. Tourists visiting Vijayawada can reach this temple in 10 minutes from the railway station and bus stand.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
4:00 AM -9:00 PM
4:00 AM -9:00 PM
4:00 AM -9:00 PM
Public Holidays:
4:00 AM -9:00 PM

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Dushyant soni

Dushyant soni5.0/5

1 review

Visit Divine Place Kanka Durga Maa Temple.

My Experience is very divinefull. This temple is stand in a hill and their trust make a 8 floor building just show in image. When you see this building you feel it's a high hill but also available lift for handicapped person but when you running in stairs and reached in front of DURGA MAA you forgot all tiredness and pain and feel very peaceful. I am going with my friend Hodil Singh. We are very enjoy. We are sitting in temple and feel diviness of the temple. This is very amazing.

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  • Visit Divine Place Kanka Durga Maa Temple.
  • Visit Divine Place Kanka Durga Maa Temple.
  • Visit Divine Place Kanka Durga Maa Temple.
  • Visit Divine Place Kanka Durga Maa Temple.

Viswa reddy

Viswa reddy4.6/5

2 reviews

Famous temple in Vijayawada

From april 4th 2017 there are some road works going on the temple road so there is only one way to reach temple that is through stairs. Water and toilet facility is available in all five floors.

Srinivasa rao B

Srinivasa rao B5.0/5

3 reviews

Kanaka Durga temple.

Excellent and well maintained temple. It is centrally located in the city. Very easily accessible except for its elevation. Temple staff are well organized, informative and disciplined. Panoramic view of the city is possible. Overall, it is most memorable visit.

Pramod reddy

Pramod reddy5.0/5

64 reviews

Lively goddess

A wonderful temple on Indra Keeladhri, kanaka Durga Devi maa of everybody. Devotees have darshan to have MAA blessings. In addition to General darshan, a paid darshan ticket of Rs300/- for antaralay darshan which is very good if affordable. People go to Vijayawada may not turn back without visiting this temple. Lively idol pleasantly laughs at you while having darshan. In the same premises, Malleswari swamy temple is also there which should not be missed.

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Pasupathy v

Pasupathy v5.0/5

2 reviews

Good Experience

Very good experience. Darshan and cleaning the premises was very good. Construction activities going on. Free lift available for aged person. But no one speaking Tamil, this was disappointing. We have booked for Chandi Homam, but most of them not guided. Please also use the english board, it will help to the other state pilgrims not only temple in all the areas of state.

Vijay Potluri

Vijay Potluri5.0/5

104 reviews

Holy place

One of the most important temple to see in Vijayawada. Located at river bank of Krishna. Holy place to see and get blessings. It's the most holy Durga Temple in south India. At the time of Dusara festival it's too crowded. In regular time Friday is auspicious to see Goddess.

Deepak senapaty .

Deepak senapaty .4.3/5

2 reviews

A nice temple

It's a pilgrimage place and best for its scenery view, as it is in Mountain. Free busses are there. Nearer to city, on the river way of Krishna. Really feel good on visit. This mountain can be climbed by walk, taxi, bus, steps, etc. Really good.

Mohan Krishna

Mohan Krishna4.6/5

1 review

Temple is beautifully constructed on the hill

This temple is located in Vijayawada near to the barrage of Krishna river which is called as Krishna barrage. The temple is beautifully constructed on the hill with heavy safety measures for the visitors, this place should be compulsorily visited during the time of Dussehra, Saraswati puja time, Mahalakshmi puja time as at this time temple will be decorated beautifully and queue will be from down the hill. Special pujas and harakhti will be conducted in these days, so I recommend everyone to visit this temple early morning 3:00am at these times to miss out from the crowds. To have early dharshanam and other attraction here are Bhavani island must visit temple.

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Vidyut Maurya

Vidyut Maurya5.0/5

127 reviews

A big temple

Kanaka Durga Temple is second largest temple of Andhra Pradesh after Tirupati Balajee. It is one of the oldest temple of devi in India. Situated on Hills of Indrakiladri. Just half km walk from downtown. Can see magnificent view of town from top of hill.
  • A big temple
  • A big temple

Siri Lavanya

Siri Lavanya4.6/5

1 review

Located on the hill and good to visit in the early morning

This temple is located in Vijayawada city and on the hill which is named as "Indrakeeladri". I visit this temple regularly especially "weekly once on Friday's compulsory". Up to me the early morning visit is the best time as at that "first aarti will be available for the visitors" and the que will not be more crowded. The temple is maintained by the "devasthanam very neatly". At "auspicious times like "dussehra" the queue will be from down the hill" and starts from 3kms away from the temple. So it is recommended to come during early morning so that "visitors can visit mata at reasonable comfortability. "

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