Legend has it that Arjuna, also known as Vijaya, did penance here to please Lord Shiva & obtained the mighty weapon, Pasupati astra. The town derives its name from ‘Vijaya’ of Arjuna & hence called Vijayawada. The temple of Kanakadurga located on Indrakiladri hill was built in the 11th century A.D. Dassera festival , which is symbolic of the victory of good over evil . is celebrated here in grand style drawimg thousands of pilgrims.
Accessibility: Situated in Vijayawada which is 267kms from Hyderabad , 450 kms from Chennai and 700km from Bangalore . It is well connected by road and rail.
Other temples of interest in the proximity:
• Panakala Swamy temple situated at Mangalgiri, 12 kms from Vijayawada .
• Kakani Malleswaraa Swamy temple, situated 5 kms from Guntur.
• Amarlingeswara Samy temple, situated at Amravati, 5 kms from Guntur whch is also a major
Buddhist center .
• Ancient Shiva temple, situated at Kotoppakonda, 63kms from Guntur.