About Sri Durga Malleswara Swamy Varla Devasthanam:
The Sri Durga Malleswara Swamy Varla Devasthanam is an important religious site in Vijayawada and is the largest temple in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Like other tourist spots in Vijayawada, it is also a notable one. The temple is located on the banks of the river Krishna in Indrakeeladri hill. The main goddess of this temple is Kanaka Durga. It is believed that the idol of Kanaka Durga manifested itself in this place. It attracts thousands of pilgrims and tourists every year and people come to enjoy here many of its festivals.
History behind This Varla Devasthanam:
This temple was built for Goddess Durga by Arjuna and occupies an important place in the scriptures. The Hindu scriptures mention that Goddess Kanaka Durga is considered to be ‘Swayambhu‘ or self-manifested in the temple, so it is considered to be extremely powerful. Inscriptions of different dynasties are also found in the temple.
How does Sri Durga Malleswara Swamy Varla Devasthanam look outside?
The great architectural style of the temple from the outside will attract any tourist. The architectural style of this temple is largely inspired by the Dravidian style.
How does Sri this Varla Devasthanam look inside?
The main attraction of the temple is Goddess Kanaka Durga. Next to the idol of Goddess Kanaka Durga are the idols of Sri Chakram and Lord Ganpati. You will see eight arms in the idol of Kanaka Durga, each of which carries different elements. Chakra, conch, a bow and arrow, a sword, a trident and a lotus are seen in the eight hands of the Goddess.
Why should you visit this Varla Devasthanam?
If you are a pious, artistic person and want to see inscriptions of different dynasties then this is definitely a must visiting place for you.
Que: Who is main Goddess of Sri Durga Malleswara Swamy Varla Devasthanam Temple?
Ans: Kanaka Durga.
Que: Who built the Sri Durga Malleswara Swamy Varla Temple?
Que: Sri Durga Malleswara Swamy Varla Temple is located on with hill?
Ans: Indrakeeladri hill.
Que: Whose idol is next to Goddess Kanaka Durga?
Ans: Sri Chakram and Lord Ganpati.
Que: Is there any locker facility available at or near the Sri Durga Malleswara Swamy Varla Devasthanam to keep the luggage?
Ans: Yes. But it is at the bottom of the hill, near the prasadam and office complex, on the way to the stairs and also at the begining of the queues on the top of the hill.
When does Sri Durga Malleswara Swamy Varla Devasthanam open and close?
(All days in a week)
04:00 AM – 11:30 AM
12:30 PM – 09:30 PM
How much you need to pay as an Entry Fee?
No entry fee.
How to reach:
By Air: Vijayawada has its own airport but unfortunately it is around 18 km away from the city. On the other hand, Sri Durga Malleswara Swamy Varla Devasthanam is around 6 km away from the city centre. Don’t worry, after reaching the airport, you can easily hire taxis, cab or take buses to reach your preferred destinations. This airport is well-networked with the many other major cities of India like Visakhapatnam, Tirupati, Kadapa Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi. Air India, TruJet, Jet Airways, Jet Connect, SpiceJet and Air Costa are the airliners, which will prove you a comfortable journey.
By Train: Vijayawada has its own railway station and it is the second highest railway junction in India. It connects many other major cities of India and also it is an important connectivity hub for South India’s railway network. Shatabdi Express, Bangalore Mail, Chennai Express, Coromandal Express, Guwahati Express, Jaipur Express stop here and you can comfortably reach Vijayawada by train. After reaching the railway junction, you can easily hire taxis, cabs or take buses to reach your preferred destinations because it’s a short distance between Sri Durga Malleswara Swamy Varla Devasthanam and Vijayawada city (around 6 km).
By Road: Three national highways connect Vijayawada directly with other parts of the country. The Pandit Nehru bus station has more than 450 city buses as well as state buses including Metro Express, Deluxe, A/C, Non-A/C, Sleeper etc. Among the interstate buses, privately owned buses such as Deluxe, Ultra-Deluxe, A/C and Volvo buses play a very satisfactory role. As Sri Durga Malleswara Swamy Varla Devasthanam is only around 6 km away from the city centre, so it’s not be difficult to reach there by cabs, taxis or local buses.