Chandi sahita Maha Rudra Yagam, a sacred ritual dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Chandi, began at Vijayawada Sri Durga Malleswara swamy temple (Kanakadurga temple) on 2nd August 2010. This yagam is being performed after a long gap of 25 years. The six-day Rudra Yagam will be concluded with Purnahuti on 7 August 2010.
Maha Rudra yagam is mainly aimed at propitiating Lord Shiva to restore peace and prosperity among people of Andhra Pradesh and India. It would be performed in Mallikarjuna Mandapam which is newly constructed. As per the estimation, nearly one lakh devotees will visit the temple during the Yagna.