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Sri Kanaka Mahalakshmi Ammavari Devasthanam, Visakhapatnam

Sri Kanaka Mahalakshmi Ammavari Devasthanam

The Legend of the Deity The legend goes that Jaya and Vijaya the gatekeepers of the celestial abode of Lord Vishnu, were cursed to be born as demons by the Lord for the disprespect they showed to some visiting sages. They were born as Hiranayakasipu and Hiranyaksha to the sage Kasyapa and grew into mighty demon lord bent upon disturbing the peace of the world. The younger of the two, Hiranyakasha, seized the earth and carried it to another region. Continue reading