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About Vijayawada

Vijayawada (formerly called Bezawada) is a city in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It lies on the banks of Krishna in Krishna district. surrounded by the hills of Eastern Ghats known as Indrakeeladri Hills. It geographically lies on the center spot of Andhra Pradesh. The city has been described as commercial, political, educational and media capital of Andhra Pradesh, also 42nd largest city in India and is one of the rapidly growing urban areas in India, It is also considered to be a sacred place for residing one of the most visited temples of Hindu Goddess Durga. It also serves as the ritual host of Pushkaram (a river worshipping ritual in Andhra Pradesh and India) of River Krishna. It's railway station stands as one of the ten most busiest railway junctions in India. There is a legend which says that Arjuna, one of the heroes of the Indian epic Mahabharata, prayed on top of the Indrakeeladri Hill in the city and won the blessings of Lord Shiva to win the Kurukshetra War. The name of Vijayawada is derived from the word ‘Vijaya’- meaning victory

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