According to a legend, the now verdant Vijayawada was once a rocky region strewn with hills that obstructed the flow of River Krishna. Use dmy dates from November Use Indian English from November All Wikipedia articles written in Indian English Coordinates on Wikidata All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from April Articles to be expanded from March All articles to be expanded Articles using small message boxes Commons category link is on Wikidata Official website different in Wikidata and Wikipedia. She is said to be Swayambu or selfmanifest. Invocation to Lord Shiva for His intervention directed the hills to make way for the river. It is stated that, prior to the Kaliyuga, the sage Agasthya had named the Lord at Vijayawada as Jayasena. Adjacent to the Kanakadurga temple is the shrine of Malleswara Swamy on the Indrakeeladri.
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Views Read Edit View history. Sri Kanaka Durga Devi, the chief deity of the temple is portrayed as blessing the visiting devotees in various forms avatars during the ten-day festival.
Andhra Pradesh Capital Region. There are interesting legends about the origin of the Malleswaraswamy temple also. Being pleased with the great Tapascharya of Arjuna, Lord Siva wanted to further test his sincerity, before granting him the desired boon, and therefore took the form of a Kirata or hunter. Then Brahma Deva had a sacred intution that Lord Siva also should prevail on this mountain. Parameswara wanted to test Arjuna and fau,ght with him. Keeludu obliged and gave a small passage for the river.
The origin or installation of Kanaka — durga Devi at Vijayawada is unknown. The hunter immediately disappeared and the Lord appeared before Arjuna, in all his glory. In the temple there is an excellent stone sculpture, which contains in all its four faces, the story of Kiratarjuneeyam. Accompanied by all these, Lord Siva was hunting on the Indrakila bill, driving a wild boar in front of him.
Shakambari Utsav starts at Kanaka Durga Temple. 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 I.
Finally Lord Siva got pleased with the devotion and dauntlessness of Arjuna and offered him Pasupatastra.
The land was thus rendered unfit for habitation or cultivation. God Malleswara was pleased with durgsmma and manifested himself to this devotee. Gorgeous diva Kajal Aggarwal and hot bombshell Catherine Tresa have reportedly signed the dotted line to romance Ravi Teja. During the three day long festival goddess Kanaka Durga assumes the form of Shakambhari or Banashankari Amma of the Banashankari Amma Templevjjayawada prayers are offered to the Goddess to bless all vegetables, agriculture and food so that they are plentiful and capable of nourishing the multitude.
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Saree, lehenga and blouse come under the traditional classification. Krishna vowed to take back her ornament by raising her level to the hill top by the end of kaliyuga. Invocation to Lord Shiva for His intervention directed the hills to make way for the river. The board of Sri Durga Malleswara Swamy Varla Devasthanams atop the Indrakeeladri here appears to relish being roiled in controversy with their behaviour.
Pleased at this impartial attitude and the adherence to principles of Dharma, of this king, God Malleswara came down dugamma showered gold on him, which brought back to life the deceased prince and the dead child. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Temple reopens after purification rituals as two women enter shrine. Kanaka Durga Temple is synonymous with Vijayawada.
A large number of pilgrims attend the colourful celebrations and take a holy dip in the Krishna river. During their Arsnyavaas, the Pancha Pandavas came to Darukavana, where Vedavyasa met them, and told them that one of them should perform Tapascharya in praise of Lord Siva, and obtain from him, the Pasupatastra as a boon, so that they may easily conquer their enemies.
You can help by adding to it. Celebrations across AP as Naidu turns The most significant are Saraswati puja and Theppotsavam. These were supposed originally to be ancient temples, but during the course of time, they were completely buried under debris. Vijayawada is practically the centre of Andhra in all its aspects.
Adi-Sankaracharya visited the temple and installed the Srichakra and initiated workship of Kanaka Durga in vedic ways, and avoided animal sacrifice. Her icon here depicts Her eight-armed form -each holding a powerful weapon- in a standing posture over the demon Mahishashura and piercing him with Her trident.