‘Vijayawada Temple Pavithrothsavams’ is observed in Shravana Masam during Shravana Pournami (Rakhi Purnima). In 2019, Vijayawada Temple Pavithrothsavams begins on 14 August and ends on 16 August.
Kanakadurga Temple of Vijayawada (Durga Malleshwara Swamy Devasthanam) is one of the most famous Temples in Andhra Pradesh. It is the second largest temple in the state after the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam.
The temple is located on the Indrakeeladri hill, on the banks of Krishna River. Kaalika puraana, Durgaa sapthashati and other vedic literature have mentioned about Goddess Kanaka Durga on the Indrakeelaadri and have described the deity as Swayambhu, (self-manifested) in Triteeya kalpa.