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|Goddess Kanaka Durga|
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The temple opens for the devotees at 4.00 a.m in the morning and closes at 9.00 p.m in the night. On special occasions like Dussehra, the Goddess is beautifully dressed in different forms and this adds to the beauty of the ever smiling face of the idol of Goddess Durga.
Poojas / sevas
The temple devasthanam offers various daily sevas, weekly sevas and periodical sevas as well for the devotees to perform in specified timings.
- Sri Chakranavavararchana - daily from 8.30 a.m to 12.30 p.m. Ticket price is Rs.516/- and 5 members are allowed for the pooja
- Lakshakumkumarchana - daily from 8.30 a.m to 12.30 p.m. Ticket price is Rs.1000/- and 5 members are allowed for the pooja.
- Astotharanamarchana - daily from 5.00 a.m to 9 p.m. Ticket cost is Rs.25/- and 3 members are allowed.
- Sahasranamarchana - daily from 5.00 a.m to 9 p.m. Ticket price is Rs.50/- and 3 persons are allowed.
There are special events / festivals which are conducted annually in the temple which include Devi Navaratrulu during Dussehra festival, Sivaratri Kalyanam on Mahasivaratri day and Bhavani Deeksha in the Margasira Masam.
By Rail: Vijayawada Railway station is one of the important and biggest junctions in Andhra Pradesh and is on the main line of Chennai-Howrah and Chennai-Delhi route with a number of trains connected to this place from almost all places of the state and country as well.
By Road: Easily reachable by APSRTC buses from almost all corners of the state.
By Air: Gannavaram is the nearest domestic airport and it is a 30-minute flight from Hyderabad International Airport.
There are a number of local transports available in the city to reach the Indrakeeladri Hill.
Accommodation: Vijayawada is a ever busy city and there are a good number of hostels to stay in the vicinity of the temple. And the food available in the local hotels is highly spicy as the local people are very fond of spicy food.