the Goddess of Power, is the presiding deity of Vijayawada. The goddess also known as 'Vijaya' lends her name to the city. The Kanaka Durga temple is situated atop the Indrakeeladri Hill, overlooking the Krishna River and has many legends attached to it. The origin of this temple is not known, but it is believed that the idol of the deity Kanaka Durga is 'Swayambhu' or Self-manifested, hence is considered very powerful. Legend has it that Adi Shankaracharya installed the Sri Chakra here. Inscriptions of different dynasties found here make this place not only religiously important but also archaeologically significant. The enactment of several Sivalilas and Saktimahimas on and around the temple premises find mention in the scriptures. The popular festivals celebrated here include Sivaratri, Dasara and Vasantotsavam.
Nearby are the Vijayeswara temple and Mallewaraswamy temple, said to have been installed by Arjuna and Yudhishtira, the Panch Pandava brothers of the Mahabharata Epic.
Seetanagaram, Tadepalli, Otherside of Krishna Barriage towards Guntur Dist
Bundar Road, Vijayawada
Labbipet, Bundar Road, Vijayawada, Near Corporation Bank
Otherside of Krishna Barriage towards Guntur Dist
Oldest Shivalayam, Near Challapalli Bungalow
In Yanamala Kuduru Village. Very Famous Shivalayam Approx.10 km from Vijayawada
Sri Panduranga Swamy Temple (Chilakalapudi)Machilipatnam. Only one temple in AP dedicated to Lord Panduranga Vittal. Approx.70 km from Vijayawada. No.of RTC busses will be available
Sri Venugopalaswamy Temple. (sagara sangamam) Krishna river merges into bay of bengal Bus root - Vijayawada-Avanigadda-Hamsladeevi (13 km from Avanigadda) 21 km from Machilipatnam (Hamsaladevi situated in Koduru Mandal, Krishna dist)
Andhra Mahavishnuvu / Srikakuleswara Swamy 40 KM from Vijayawada.Famous King Srikrishnadeva Raya wrote Amuktha Malayada in Telugu in this place. RTC busses will be available.
Sri Siddendra Swamy Temple. about 60 km from Vijayawada. Birth place of Siddhendra Yogi, originator of Kuchipudi dance form, famous throughout the world Vijayawada to Avanigadda root.(Vijayawada-Pamarru-Movva-Kuchipudi-Kodali(Ghantasala 6km from Kodali) Challapalli-Avanigadda)
Sri Peddintla Ammavaru Temple (kaikaluru Mandal)
Famous Jaladeeswraswmi Temple and Buddha Stupha, musuem (will open 10 am to 5 pm only) Ghantasala 70 km from Vijayawada. Vijayawada to Avanigadda root. drop at Kodali, from Kodali 6kms - no.of autos will be available. Temple timings: 6 am to 12.00 noon 5 pm to 8 pm
Famous temple of Sri Sobhanadriswara Swamy Temple. Vijayawada to Vissannapet root just 30 km. no.of busses will be available from Vijayawada bus station.
Sri Lakshminarasima Swamy Temple. Just 10 km from Chillakallu - Vijayawada to Hyderabad National highway root - 9
Famous Temple of Sri Subhramanweswara Swamy . Arround 80 km from Vijayawada. Vijayawada Avanigadda Road line. 30 km from Machilipatnam Train route - Vijayawada-Guntur-Tenali-Repalle (from Repalle shared autos will be availe to Mopidevi)
Sri Lakshmi Tirupatamma Ammavari Temple. 55 Kms from Vijayawada
Sri Venugopala Swamy Temple(Nemali village situated at Gamlagudem Mandal, Krishna dist) Nearly 60km
Sri Lakshmipathi Temple and Sri Krishnasrmam (Movva mandal)
Sri Durga Nageswara Swamy Temple (Mopidevi mandal)
Sri Venugopala Swamy Temple, 55 km from Vijayawada. Vijayawada-Challpalli-Avanigadda root.(Vijayawada-Pamarru-Movva-Kuchipudi-Kodali(Ghantasala 6km from Kodali)Challapalli-Avanigadda)