Pilgrim Services

SASWATHA ANNA PRASADAM SCHEME

The Vedas, Upanishads, and Dharmasastras preach us:
“Annadaanat param daanam
Na bhootam na bhavishyasi
Annam Parabrahma Swaroopam”

Food is the basic need of all living beings. Such food is bestowed by goddess Annapurna and she is none other than our holy mother Durga. The better half of Lord Siva, she bestows food to all, every day. She could only once offer food to Lord Siva who was crying with hunger.

Goddess Durga very much approves of serving food to hungry and deserved people. We should treat all the hungry on this earth as the forms of Lord Siva. Those who treat like this become none other than the forms of Annapurna who will eradicate hunger. Hence, all the devotees of goddess Durga should donate food to the deserving in the premises of Durga Temple. By this, they can attain the constant growth of money, wealth, children, and grandchildren for seven genera­tions.

Based on this holy idea, the Devasthanam has started a permanent food donation programme – Saswatha Anna prasadam Scheme Pathakam.

Devotees may pay Rs.5,116/-. This will be deposited in the bank and with the interest gained by it, 35 people can be fed on one particular day chosen by the donor.
Devotees may give donation to this Anna prasada Mahayagna in the form of money & articles and in unlimited quantity. The names list of permanent donors will be exhibited in the dining hall. Donors can enjoy free entry facility into Durga Temple and other sub-temples on their chosen donation day.
Income Tax exemption can be claimed for the donations given to this Anna prasada Seva.
Donors should give D.D.s or Cheques in favour of:
The Executive Officer,
Saswatha Anna prasadam Trust,
Sri Durga Malleswaraswamy varla Devasthanam,
Indrakeeladri, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.
Include the following details:
  • 1) Full Name & Address of the Donor
  • 2) Name of the person on behalf of whom Anna prasadam should be offered
  • 3) Date and month when Anna prasadam should be offered
  • 4) Gothra of the Donor
  • 5) Total Sum of the donation

Anna prasadam Scheme has been introduced from 1/1/1991 with 58 members per day with a copious amount of Rs.15 lakhs from out of surplus funds on the same lines of T.T.D. Scheme. The Trust is registered under Reg.No-181/99 with the title “Sri Durga Malleswara Swamy varla Saswatha Anna prasadam Trust, Indrakeeladri, Vijayawada-1”. The Trust is exempted from Income Tax under Section 80(G). There are about 1,07,708 Donors as on 30-05-2015. The Timings of Anna prasadam Section are 10 A.M to 4.00 P.M.

Meals Fed

At a cost of Rs.24.00 per meal, about 5,000 persons are fed per day, i.e. about 1,50,150 persons per month.

Menu

Pulihora, Rice, Pappu (Dal), Curry, Chutney, Sambar, Buttermilk, and Bellam Pongal.

1,47,000 Donors in total – for both Telugu and English dates

Rs. 1,00,000/- and above 796
Rs. 50,000/- and above 141
Rs. 25,000/- and above 260
Rs. 10,000/- and above 3384
Rs. 5,116/- and above 25,043
The Devasthanam is sending computer printed intimation cards along with Ammavari pooja kumkuma for the date of which the Donor paid for Anna prasadam scheme. The Donor lists both Telugu & English dates has been displayed on the Notice Board of Anna prasadam everyday.

VIDYA DAANAM

శ్రీ దుర్గా మల్లేశ్వర స్వామి వార్ల దేవస్థానము, ఇంద్రకీలాద్రి, విజయవాడ నందు 2005 సంవత్సరము లో స్మార్త పాఠశాలను దేవస్థానము ప్రాంగణము నందు 38 మంది విధ్యార్దులతో ప్రారంభించబడినది. ది:11-5-2015 న శ్రీయుత ప్రభుత్వ ముఖ్యకార్యదర్శి ,రెవెన్యూ దేవాదాయ శాఖ వారు మరియు శ్రీయుత కమీషనరు, దేవాదాయ శాఖ, హైదరాబాదు వారి తో జరిగిన సమావేశము నందు దేవస్థానము లో గల స్మార్త పాఠశాలను , క్రొత్తగా వేదపాఠశాలతో కలిపి పోరంకి భవనములో మార్చి నిర్వహించవలెనని ఆదేశించియున్నారు. సదరు ఉత్తర్వుల ప్రకారము ప్రస్తుత కార్యనిర్వహణాధికారి వారు పోరంకి లో నూతనముగా నిర్మించిన భవనము నందు స్మార్త మరియు వేదపాఠశాలను ది:2-6-2015 న ప్రారంభించియున్నారు. ఇందు ఒక ప్రధాన అధ్యాపకులు , 4 గురు వేదము అధ్యాపకులు, 4 గురు స్మార్తముఅధ్యాపకులు, 4 గురు కేర్ టెకర్లను, 1 డాక్టరు, 1 నర్సు , 2 వంటపని వార్లను మరియు ఇతర సిబ్బందిని నియమించియున్నారు. వేదపాఠశాలలో చేరిన ప్రతి విధ్యార్ధి పేరును 3 లక్షల చొప్పున సొమ్మును డిపాజిట్ చేసి విధ్యాభ్యాసం పూర్తి అయినపిదప ఉత్తీర్ణులయిన విధ్యార్ధికి 3 లక్షలతో పాటు వడ్డీని కలిపి విధ్యార్ధికి ఇవ్వబడును. విధ్యార్దులందరికి వసతి సౌకర్యములు దేవస్థానము వారు ఏర్పాటుచేయుదురు. ప్రస్తుతము పాఠశాల నందు ఈ క్రింది విధముగా విధ్యార్దులు విద్యను అభ్యసించుచున్నారు.

PRANA DANAM

శ్రీ దుర్గా మల్లేశ్వర స్వామి వార్ల దేవస్థానము, ఇంద్రకీలాద్రి, విజయవాడ నకు విచ్చేయు భక్తుల సౌకర్యార్ధం దేవస్థానము నందు 22-12-1999 సంవత్ససంవత్సరములో ప్రధమ చికిత్సా కేంద్రం ఏర్పాటు చేయుట జరిగినది. వైద్య శాలయందు ఒక ఎం.బి.బి.ఎస్. డాక్టరు, ఒక ఆర్.ఎం.పి. డాక్టరు మరియు ఒక నర్సు విధులు నిర్వహించుచున్నారు. భక్తుల సౌకర్యార్ధం 24 గంటలు అంబులెన్సు ఏర్పాటు చేయడమైనది. భక్తులకు కావలసిన మందులను దాతలు సమకూర్చుచున్నారు.
year No.of pilgrims
year No.of pilgrims
22-12-1999 478
2000-2001 3731
2001-2002 4954
2002-2003 5420
2003-2004 8976
2004-200512061
2005-2006 16158
2006-200724052
2007-2008 22747
2008-200933988
2009-2010 33435
2010-201111849
2011-2012 11352
2012-201312533
2013-2014 11425
2014-201511627

KALARADHANA

Usually, the Devasthanam conducts cultural programmes such as Nitya Nivedana and Sangeetha Kalaradhana on festival days as well as on Sundays and Fridays. During the Dasara Navaratri festival, cultural programmes are conducted 24 hours/day throughout the 9 days.

As per instructions in the circular RC.No.HDPT/Project-2/2015 dt:3-3-2015 of the Commissioner, Endowments Department, Hyderabad, programmes are arranged on Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Devotees have expressed their satisfaction with programmes such as Nruthya Nivedana, Bhakthi Ranjani, Kolatam, Harikatha, and Burrakadha. The artists very happily give their performances on Indrakeeladri to get blessings of Sri Ammavaru.

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TEMPLE TRANSPORT

Route from RTC Bus stand to Kanaka Durgamma Temple (8 min 2.7km)

Vehicles Details: Route
1. AP 16 TU – 124 Free Up hills & Down hills
2.AP 16 TV-125 Free Up hills & Down hills
3.AP 16 TW- 126 Up hills & Down hills
4.AP 16 X 5058Up hills to Railway Station & Bus Stand
5.AP 16 TX – 4541 Up hills to Railway Station & Bus Stand
6.AP 16 TX – 4715 Up hills to Railway Station & Bus Stand
7.AP 16 X – 5049Up hills to Railway Station & Bus Stand

Ticket Rates

RTC Bus Stand to Temple = ₹8/-
RTC Bus Stand to Temple Bus frequency: Every half an hour
Railway Station to Temple Bus frequency: Every half an hour

Route from Railway Station to Kanaka Durgamma Temple (11 Mins 3km)

Vehicles Details: Route
1. AP 16 TU – 124 Free Up hills & Down hills
2.AP 16 TV-125 Free Up hills & Down hills
3.AP 16 TW- 126 Up hills & Down hills
4.AP 16 X 5058Up hills to Railway Station & Bus Stand
5.AP 16 TX – 4541 Up hills to Railway Station & Bus Stand
6.AP 16 TX – 4715 Up hills to Railway Station & Bus Stand
7.AP 16 X – 5049Up hills to Railway Station & Bus Stand

Ticket Rates

RTC Bus Stand to Temple = ₹8/-
RTC Bus Stand to Temple Bus frequency: Every half an hour
Railway Station to Temple Bus frequency: Every half an hour

Route from Airport to Kanaka Durgamma Temple (40 Min 23km)

KALYANA KATTA

Opposite Durga Ghat, the Devasthanam maintains Kesakandanasalas with 104 Barbers in daily attendance.

Additionally, during the days of Dasara Festival and Bhavani Deeksha Viramana, the services of 1500 Barbers are provided at various new Ghats, temporarily arranged for the festive occasions, duly deploying them from other temples by inviting applications from interested local barbers and offering half the amount in ticket value as remuneration.

During the peak season i.e. during Sravanamasam and the summer season, extra barbers are engaged on remuneration and in the slack season, their services are relinquished.

PLACE TIMINGS
Kesakandanasalas at Durga Ghat(Rs.15 per Head)3.00 AM To 9.00 PM ** Devasthanam pays a remuneration of Rs.10/- for each barbar on each ticket.

VOLUNTEERS

On the Indrakeeladri hills pilgrimage, we are newly planning to start the 'Shri Durga Malleswara Bhakta Jana Seva program to serve the devotees on the festival and auspicious days decided by Devasthanam.

Below are the services:

Paracamani (counting of hundis)
At bus service points
At the luggage safety counter
At the Prasadam Counter
At the Anna prasadam Counter
Providing drinking water to Devotees
Volunteers who are interested to participate in the services can inform the “Bhakta Jana Seva Samithi” from 09-07-2017 to 08-08-2017. After scrutinizing the applications, volunteers will be informed on the same.
Interested volunteers can participate in the FREE SERVICE, should be under the Age of 25-50 yrs.
Due to the lack of space, no accommodation facility will be provided to the people who are doing the SERVICE. They will be provided DARSHAN as per the time scheduled by the DEVASTHANAM.
Bhakta Jana Seva Samithi should compulsory include the AADHAR Card Xerox to the application and along with that the applicant should attach TWO (2) Passport size photographs.
Members who are attending from any of the registered service organizations, should have Service Identity card from the respective service organization.

Volunteers Registration

FREE PRASADAM

Everyday, approximately 5000 pilgrims are provided with free meals. During important festivals such as Dasara Festival & Bhavani Deeksha Viramana – which go on for 10 Days & 6 days respectively – about 1,25,000 pilgrims are provided free meals.

DISTRIBUTION OF FREE PRASADAM

The Devasthanam is distributing free prasadam to the visiting pilgrims from 5 A.M. to 10.00 P.M. every day. Every day about 145 Kgs Anna prasadam on normal days and on Friday and Sunday about 210 Kgs of Anna prasadam is being distributed.

Prasadam Daily Fridays & Sundays
Daddhojanam 20 kgs. 25 kgs.
Kattu Pongali 25 kgs. 25 kgs.
Pulihora 75 kgs. 125 kgs.
Bellam Pongali 10 kgs. 15 kgs.
Sanagalu 15 kgs. 20 kgs.
Daddhojanam (Night halt pilgrims) @9PM 25 kgs. 30 kgs.