The abode of Kanaka Durga, goddess of power, riches and
benevolence, is the presiding deity of the city. The temple is set on the
Indrakiladri hill. The deity in the Kanaka Durga temple is regarded as
Swayambhu or self-manifested, hence is considered very powerful. It is said
that Adi Sankara visited this temple and installed the Sri Chakra here.
The beauty of this temple is seen to be believed. The temple is situated on a hill on the banks of the Krishna river. The origin or installation of Kanaka - durga Devi at Vijayawada is unknown. She is said to be Swayambu or selfmanifest. She also takes the aspect of Chandi or destroyer of the demon Durgama who was causing havoc among the peace - loving inhabitants of Dakshinapatha.
Mother Kanakadurgeswari seated atop the Indrakilaparvatha at Vijayawada is the supreme Goddess of Andhra Pradesh, attracting lakhs of tourists since time immemorial. This temple occupies a covetable place in the scriptures; for several of the Sivalilas and Saktimahimas were enacted on and around it, making the region a place of unparalleled spiritual eminence of everlasting significance.