Kanakadurgamma Temple situated on the banks of river Krishna, Indrakeeladri, Vijayawada. Sri Kanakadurgamma (kanaka durga) is swayambu(self-manifested). It is one of the largest temple in India and 2nd largest temple in Andhra Pradesh. The temple is built in the Dravidian style of architecture. 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. On the left side of Durga Devi there is “Sri Chakaram” & beside that there is a Ganapati Deity. So when we worship the Goddess, all the worships will be performed only to “Sri Chakaram”. Kanaka Durgamma has the Eight arms handling the weapons are Chakra, Conch, Bow and Arrow, Sword, Spear, Club, Trident, Thunderbolt and Lotus.
Form of the Devi Worshipped at the Period of Navaratrulu (Nine days):
Day1 - Sri Bala Tripura Sundari Devi Day2 - Sri Annapurna Devi Day3 - Sri Gayatri Devi Day4 - Sri Lalitha Tripura Sundari Devi Day5 - Sri Mahalakshmi Devi Day6 - Sri Saraswati Devi Day7 - Sri Durga Devi Day8 - Sri Mahishasura Mardhani Devi Day9 - Sri Rajarajeshwarai Devi