Welcome to TFC Media Planet Leaf… The devotees keep chanting Mother Goddess… Bejawada Goddess Kanaka Durga with affection. Vijayawada Kanaka Durga temple became a famous temple in our country and one of the Sri Shakti Peethas. Goddess Durga who has been worshipped by the devotees as a source of assurance and a great boon for the devotees… The Puranas say that she was enshrined here on her own. While the history of this goddess is a miracle, her appearance is a wonder. In this video, I am going to say about the history of the goddess, the significance of her idol… And the development of the temple… which are not known to most of us. Before knowing those things… For more animated videos along with 3D Panchatantra stories which could give happiness, knowledge and intelligence to the children… Subscribe to our Slate Kids channel. Along with that channel, we posted our other channels links in the description below this video. According to the Hindu Puranas… Long ago, there was a Yaksha named Keela. When he performed an awful penance for the goddess… Goddess Durga was pleased by his penance and appeared to him… When she asked him to beg a boon… Keela said, “O holy Mother! You should always be in my heart.” it seems. Listened goddess said, ‘In future, I will kill the demon Mahisasura and come to you to take rest.’ She added, ‘So, you remain here at these holiest planes of river Krishna in the form of a mountain… ‘I will take rest on that mountain’, said so and disappeared. As such, by the order of goddess Durga, Keela took the form of a Keeladri mountain at the bank of River Krishna. Later, that powerful goddess in the form of Mahishasura Mardhini after killing demon Mahisha… Self-manifested on Keeladri (Keela mountain). To worship the goddess who killed demon Mahisha, King of gods Indra and all the deities reached Keeladri. With Indra’s visit, Keeladri became famous as Indrakeeladri. Later, with an intuition, that Lord Siva also should prevail on this mountain near the goddess… Lord Brahma performed a Yaga. By this, Lord Shiva has shined in the form of ‘Jyothirlinga’ on Indrakeeladri. Looking at that visual, as in a first, Lord Brahma who was thrilled worshipped Lord Siva with Jasmin flowers (Mallika)… That Linga has attained the name Malleshwara it seems. As goddess appeared in a ferocious avatar, the normal humans were unable to visit the goddess except Yogis, saints and deities. Even when the Shiva Linga which was self-manifested there was in bad invisible condition… Adi Sankaracharya visited Indrakeeladri and installed the Srichakra to reduce the anger of the goddess. With that, the goddess acquired the peaceful appearance. Later, he reinstalled Malleswara Swamy at the Northern Part to the temple of Goddess Durga, said the place history. During Mahabharata, Arjuna performed penance for Lord Shiva on Indrakeeladri to get the most powerful weapon… When he received Pasupathastra… On the same mountain, he pleased Indra and received divine weapons. As Bejawada Durga gets her name Kanaka Durga (Golden Durga) from her golden hue in which the devotees can see… It was circulated through a story. If we observing the idol of the goddess… With 4 feet in height. depicting eight hands and holds various weapons in each hand. Goddess in a standing posture over the demon Mahishashura and piercing him with Her Trident… It is the specialty of Vijayawada Kanaka Durga to appear in the avatar of Siddhidatri who is last among nine forms of Goddess Durga. Even though the Goddess was self-manifested here thousands of years ago… Being scared of the ferocious appearance of the goddess, the common people did not visit the temple for several years. After the installation of the Sri Chakra by Adi Sankaracharya… Mostly Eruka tribe who move around those mountains and Besta people who live on the banks of River Krishna used to worship the goddess. Later, when the people living in the surrounding areas to see the goddess… They used to worship the goddess by constructing a small temple under the peepul tree which is there still. Temple of the goddess which was small for a long time was developed well during the time between the end of 19th century and 20th century. So, friends… This is the information about the history of Vijayawada Goddess Kanaka Durga and its significances. I will be back with few more interesting videos. If you do not want to miss those videos… Then do not forget to subscribe to our channel.