Since this temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga, the nine days of Navratri are celebrated here with fervent vigour and gaiety. The most significant is the Saraswati Pooja. The celebrations here are held every year and thousands of pilgrims attend the same seeking the blessings of Her Holiness. The colourful festivities during this time are delightful and will restore your faith in the divine.
Legend says that this region was once strewn with might rocks which inhibited the flow of the Krishna river, thereby leaving this area uninhabitable. To put an end to this problem, Lord Shiva was called upon who directed the hills to make way for the unobstructed flow of the river. The flow of the river gained strength through the tunnels or "Bejjam" and hence the name Bezawada was born.
Another myth claims that Arjuna prayed to Lord Shiva on the top of the Indrakeela Hill for winning his blessings, and hence the name Vijayawada was coined. The victory of Goddess Kanaka Durga over Mahishasura on the mountains of Indrakeela is also said to be one of the legends associated with this destination.