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Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada
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Antiquity Sources
Antiquity of Indrakila Mount Skanda Purana
Kiratarjuna Episode Indrakila - Its supremacy
River Krishna And Its Glory Descent
The Daivam Aspect Mother Sati's Episode
Episode of Mahishasura Rambhu And Karambhu Legend
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Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
The Temples Of Tamilnadu Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol I

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MOTHER KANAKADURGESWARI OF VIJAYAWADA

Its rich past is studded with fantastic episodes and fascinating occurrences that fill the souls with devotion and minds with divine knowledge of exciting type. The very name of Vijayawada along with its derivation is quite awe-inspiring and wrings veneration, on account of heavenly connections it enjoyed in the beginning itself.

According to legends, this entire region was nothing but hard and rocky - hillocks strewn across irregularly, and obstructing the perennial flow of river Krishna. As the hills, blocked the free flow, the area used to be inundated very often-becoming unfit for habitation or cultivation. Nor did the river reach the sea-its destination. Then the affected-commoners and Sages prayed to Lord Siva for a free passage of water by making tunnels in the hills. Finding the plea reasonable he granted. And forthwith the Lord bade the hills to give way to the waters to flow smoothly. At once the divine direction was implemented-the river started flowing, unimpeded with uproarious sounds. Hence prevailed the all round prosperity bumper crops, followed by over-packed safes. Happy living started manifesting in song and dance everywhere in the region. 'Bejjam' is the Telugu word for tunnel or hole. As the tunnels are made in the hills around at the bidding of Lord, this area was called then Bejjawada or Bezawada, for short. It went by the name of Bijapuri for another reason - the river used to carry many bijas - seeds grown abundantly in its course and was depositing herbs and shurbs at the hills here, and it was called Bijapuri-Medicinal plants grew in abundance. Yet there are few more names, like Phal una Kshetra due to Arjuna's Victory over Lord here on the hills,and Kanakapura, on account of gold rained by Durga after killing Mahishasura. According one version Lord Maheswar's compassionate. action of showering gold pieces during king adhavarma's reign,, it was called Kanakapura. Jayapuri for scoring Victory over the wicked demons; Rajendra cholanagar due to the fact that it was ruled by a long succession of imperial chalukyas etc. These august names were given to it at different times by different people for different reasons.

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