Do's and Don'ts


Do Pray for Goddess before you start for Vijayawada.
Do keep your mind fresh and leave all your angers, Jealous and keep all your stress and pains behind, Leave every thing on the Goddess Ammavaru.
Do plan your travel and accommodation at Vijayawada city well in advance
Do bath in the Krishna River and worship Goddess Durga Ammavaru & Lord Malleswara Swamy.
Do bath and wear clean clothes before you enter the Temple.
Do open your eyes while having Darshan of Ammavaru.
Do observe absolute silence and chant “Jai Durga Bhavani” inside the Temple.
Do visit of Malleswara Swamy temple without fail as this temple is Durga Malleswara Swamy Temple.
Do respect ancient customs and usages while at Vijayawada.
Do respect and promote religious sentiments among co-pilgrims.
Do deposit your offerings & Kanukas in the Hundi Only.
Do wear a tilak in accordance with your religious affiliation.
Do follow the procedures of the temple and wait for your turn for the Darshan of the Goddess Ammavaru & Lord Siva.
Do Switch off Cell phones before entering into the temple.
Do keep the temple premises Clean & Hygienic.
Do contact in Information centre for unknown information about devasthanam.
Do watch your valuables very carefully (i.e Money purses, Gold Articles, Luggage bags etc.,) as there is fear of theft.


Don’t carry much Jewellery and Cash with you.
Don’t wear footwear in and around the premises of the Temple.
Don’t approach touts for Darshan & Accommodation.
Don’t approach touts for quick darshan.
Don’t prostrate (Sastanga danda pranamam) inside the temple.
Don’t throw away the prasadam and teertham given to you at the temple.
Don’t enter the shrine naked or wearing only a loin-cloth.
Don’t carry any weapon inside the temple.
Don’t eat non-vegetarian food.
Don’t consume liquor or other intoxicants.
Don’t smoke on Indrakeeladri Hills.
Don’t wear any head guards like helmets, caps, turbans and hats inside the temple premises.
Don’t buy fake Prasadams from street vendors.
Don’t commit any act of violence or harshness, anger, Jealous in the temple premises.
Don’t quarrel in the temple premises.
Don’t rush in for Darshan but take your chance in the queue.
Don’t enter the Temple; if according to custom or usage, you are prohibited to enter.
Don’t encourage beggary in and around temple premises.
Don’t split or be a nuisance inside the temple premises.
Don’t carry luggage bags and other belongs inside temple premises. Please deposit in Cloak Rooms of Devasthanam.
Don’t buy small pieces of cloth as Saree from vendors at uphill for offering to Ammavaru.