Visakhapatnam Temples

Vizag Sri Kanaka Mahalakshmi Temple Timings, History, Daily Pooja, Sevas

Sri Kanaka Mahalakshmi temple, is a historical place with strong religious background connected to the city. Kings of Visakhapatnam were great devotees of Shri Kanaka Mahalakshmi, who is believed to be the personification of Shri Lakshmi. The divine idol is admired and worshipped by the local people as Ammavari. It is believed that Goddess Sri Kanakamalakshmi is considered the family deity of rulers of this area and the present location of the temple was in the ramparts of their fort. This temple area is known as Burujupeta, ever since the statue of Ammavari was found from a well close to Buruju, which means fort.

Every year, a month long Margasira Masa Mahothsavam is celebrated. During this time, Goddess blesses with Annadanam. Almost 300 people are fed with prasadam and food every day, and on Thursdays the number of devotees increases to 600 which are known as Saswatha Annadanam, which is the right day to have Shri Kanaka Mahalakshmi’s blessings. On the final day of the festival, almost 10000 people are fed, and this entire one-month festival is carried on with the collections from the devotees and philanthropists.

Recently, Maladharana celebration has started with two vital poojas, Margasira Deeksha and Mandala Deeksha, during which devotees throng to get specially blessed by the deity.On Ugadi day, which is the New Year in Andhra, the Goddess is decked with ornaments of silver, giving a heavenly darshan. On Navrathri occasion, on the 5th day, Goddess is decorated with Laksha kumkumarchana marking Sarannavrarathri. Since our Hindu almanac has festivals lined up through the entire year, devotees visit 365 days, to pray to their miraculous Goddess, to save and protect them. Burujupeta is definitely a divine place to retreat.

Vizag Sri Kanaka Mahalakshmi Temple Timings:

5:00 AM to 5:00 AM On all Days.
Temple will be closed from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM & 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM for Cleaning Purpose.
The temple is open for 24 hours.

Vizag Sri Kanaka Mahalakshmi Temple Daily Pooja / Sevas Timings:

Panchamruthabhishekam, Sahasranamarchana, Balabhoga Nivedhana: 5:00 AM to 6:00 AM
Sarva Darsanams: 6:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Panchamruthabhishekam, Astotharanamarchana, Rajabhogam, Mahanivedhana: 11:30 AM to 12:00 Noon
Sarva Darsanams: 12:00 Noon to 5:30 PM
Panchamruthabhishekam, Astothara Sathanamarchana, Sayamnivedhana: 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Sarva Darsanams: 6:30 PM to 5:00 AM
KumKum Pooja: 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Ksheerabhishekam Pooja: 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM (Performed on every Friday)

Kanaka Mahalakshmi Temple Poojas / Sevas / other Auspicious Days:

    • Astadhalapadmaradhana
    • Ksheerabhisekham
    • Lakshakumkumarchana
    • Margasiramasam Ksheerabhisekham
    • Margasiramasam Panchamruthabhisekham other than Thursday
    • Margasiramasam Panchamruthabhisekham Thursday pooja
    • Panchamruthabhishekam
    • Samuhika Ashtotthara Kumkumarchana
    • Saree Rusum
    • Saswatha Assttotram
    • Saswatha ksheerabhisekham
    • Saswatha Panchamruthabhisekham
    • Saswatha Sahasranama Pooja
    • Sri Chakranavavarnachana

Trikalarchana Timings:

Prathakala Pooja at 5:00 AM
Madhyahna Pooja at 11:30 AM
Pradoshakala Pooja at 6:00 PM

Pooja Name Description Time Slots Persons Allowed
Astadhalapadmaradhana Swarnapushparchana Astadalapadmaradhana 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM 2
Ksheerabhisekham Two persons allowed for one ticket, Timings morning 7.00 AM to 8.00 AM 8:01 AM to 9:00 AM 2
Lakshakumkumarchana Performed on 1st Tuesday of every month English calendar 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM 8
Margasiramasam Ksheerabhisekham Pooja performed on Fridays of Margasiramasam only 8:01 AM to 9:00 AM 2
Margasiramasam Panchamruthabhisekham other than Thursday Pooja performed on other than Thursdays in margasiramasam 5:01 AM to 6:00 AM, 11:01 AM to 12:01 PM, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM 2
Margasiramasam Panchamruthabhisekham Thursday pooja Pooja performed in Margasiramasam Thursdays only 12:01 AM to 01:00 AM, 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM 2
Panchamruthabhishekam Only Couples are allow for this Panchamruthabhishekam  Performed everyday 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM 2
Samuhika Ashtotthara Kumkumarchana Performed daily to Sri Kankamahalakshmi Amma Varu. 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM 1
Saree Rusum మొక్కుబడి చీర 5:00 AM to 11:55 PM 1
Saswatha Assttotram Saswatha Asttotram pooja is performed once in a year for ten years only on the day preferred by the devotee. 5:00 AM to 6:00 AM 2
Saswatha ksheerabhisekham Saswatha Asttotram pooja is performed once in a year for ten years only on the day preferred by the devotee. 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM 2
Saswatha Panchamruthabhisekham Panchamruthabhisekham is performed on the date requested by the devotee, once in a year for ten years only 5:01 AM to 6:00 AM 2
Saswatha Sahasranama Pooja Performed only on Thursday in a week 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM 1
Srichakranavavarnachana Seva performed on pournami every month once and in any one day in Margasiramasam whole month. 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM 2

Vizag Sri Kanaka Mahalakshmi Temple Timings:

In so far as Sthalapuranam of this Temple is concerned, there is no authentic information. It is learnt that Sri Kanaka Maha Lakshmi Ammavaru is the family deity of the then Rajas of Visakhapatnam. The locality where the idol was found is called Burujupeta since it was near Buruju of the Fort of the then Rajas.

According to local story, in the year 1912, the Idol of Godess Sri Kanaka Maha Lakshmi Ammavaru was taken out from the well and it was installed at the center of the road i.e., amidst the Municipal lane. The Municipal authorities, for the purpose of widening the road, have shifted the Idol from admidst the road to a corner of the road. During which period i.e., in the year 1917 the dangerous contagious disease `Plague spread over the town and so many deaths occurred in Visakhapatnam village. The people of Visakhapatnam were afraid of the incident and thought the devastation was due to shifting of idol of goddess `Sri Kanaka Maha Lakshmi and therefore, re-erected Ammavari Idol to its original place i.e., at the center of the road as it existed now. Owing to re-erection, the `Plague disease was cured and normalcy was restored. With this, the villagers have a staunch belief that it is all due to miracle of Goddess., and thus from then onwards the Villagers used to worship the Goddess by performing sevas with much devotion. Further, the people of the vicinity have strong belief that ` Sri Kanaka Maha Lakshmi Ammavaru is the `MOTHER OF TRUTH and will always bless her devotees by fulfilling their requirements. The lady devotees have staunch belief that the Goddess bless them with Sumangali. The devotees of Goddess bring their newly born babies to the temple and keep them at the feet of Goddess and seek blessings.

Vizag Sri Kanaka Mahalakshmi Temple Festivals:

Annual Festival
Mandala Deeksha
Margasira Deeksha
Varalakshmi Vratam
Sraavanam Maasam
Dasara
Ugadi

How to Reach Vizag Kanaka MahaLaxmi Temple:

By Air:
Visakhapatnam International Airport is the Nearest Airport which is 12.2 km from Sri Kanaka Maha Laxmi Temple.

By Rail:
Visakhapatnam Railway Station is just 3.3 km by from the Temple. One can reach the the by walk also. Trains are available from all major cities.

By Road:
Visakhapatnam is well connected with all major cities like Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai and Kolkata

Vizag Sri Kanaka Maha Laxmi Temple Address:

Burujupeta,
Visakhapatnam.
Phone:0891-2566515, 2568645, 2711725, 2566514 (Temple)
Mobile: AEO: 9703720332, 9849861458.
Email: endow-eokanaka@gov.in

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