Sri Durga Malleswara Swamyvarla Devasthanam - Kanaka Durga temple, has got a huge donation from a Vizag devotee, who don’t want to disclose his name. He has donated ornaments and gold plating worth Rs.one crore to the temple.
The temple got a new look with gold plating (bronze sheets decorated with gold covering) mukha dwaaram ahead of the Navarathri festival and the devotees were surprised with the new look on Sunday.
The gold plates to the doors and walls were made in Tamil Nadu. The idols of Goddess Lakshmi and Saraswathi, which were earlier covered with silver plating, have also been covered with gold plating.
The idol of Goddess Lakshmi at the main door and some other idols were also gold plated. The devotee also donated Panchaloha idols of Ganga, Parvathi and Malle SWara Swamywarlu and 11 silk sarees for Dasara festivities.
The temple has gold ornaments and jewellery weighing more than 55 kg. A gold veena of 2 kg weight presented by industrialists Kankanala Ramesh and Koganti Satyam is being used for Saraswati Alankaram on Moola Nakshatram during Dasara.