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“Devotional”

Kanaka Durga Temple
Ranked #1 of 30 things to do in Vijayawada
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KOLKATA,INDIA
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182 reviews
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“Devotional”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2012

The arrangements for darshan in the temple was good.Deity was exceptional.Everything was worth appreciation.We were extremely blessed with the darshan and visit .

Visited August 2012
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Hyderabad
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“the divine super power”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

- except for the focus of the pujaris on your dakshinas & the security guards only trying to pull some money from you. Rest is a fabulous experience

Visited August 2012
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New Jersey
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“Temple town on the hill with view of krishna river”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

Kanaka Durga Temple is a famous Hindu Temple of Goddess Kanaka Durga located in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. The temple is located on the Indrakeeladri hill, on the banks of Krishna River.

If you have your own transport you can drive up the hill and park near the temple or you can the bus (free service available)

3 kinds of entry - free - Rs 20 or Rs 100. It would take you approximately 3 hours to finish the visit

If you visit early morning or evenings it may take you some extra time too complete the visit

The view from the top is panoramic and you can look view the whole town from here

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Spirituality quotient”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2012

My mother told me to visit the temple without fail. I am thankful to her and for sure I will visit during next time and everytime I will go to vijayawada. Nice location. Peace of mind. I like visiting temples wherever i visit.

Visited May 2012
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Hyderabad, India
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“A Spiritual Experience on the Banks of Krishna River”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2012

Situated on the Indrakeeladri hill on the banks of Krishna River, the Kanaka Durga temple is perhaps the most famous Devi temple in Andhra Pradesh. You can either drive up the hill or walk up the hill, something that many devotees do as a offering to God.

There are many options of queue times - from time taking free darshan, to Rs.20, Rs.50 and Rs.100 queue counters. The Rs.50 and Rs.100 queue counters also take you into the sanctum sanctorum unlike the other two options. The temple is very peaceful and you feel transported to a different realm.

In the same temple complex is the DurgaMalleshwara Swamy sanctum, the Shiva temple. You can get an abhishekam performed for Rs.20. The view out of this sanctum is a spectacular span of the Krishna river.

A must visit place in Vijayawada if you like temples or are religious or spiritual. The visit will take about 2 - 3 hours and is a good idea either in the morning before breakfast or in the evening around 5 - 6PM.

Visited April 2012
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