Sri Kanaka Maha Lakshmi Goddess is the family deity of the “Rajas of Visakhapatnam”. The idol was found in“Burujupeta”, it was near Buruju of the fort of the Rajas. In the year 1912, the Idol of Goddess Sri Kanaka Maha Lakshmi Ammavaru was taken from the well. It was installed at the center of the road. The Municipal authorities, for the purpose of widening the road, have shifted the Idol to a corner. During this period in the year 1917, the dangerous contagious disease `Plague’ spread over the village. Many deaths had been taken place in Visakhapatnam village. The people of Visakhapatnam were afraid of that and thought this was due to shifting of the of goddess `Sri Kanaka Maha Lakshmi’ and brought back Ammavari Idol to its original place. Owing to that the `Plague’ disease was cured. With this, the villagers have a faithful belief due to the miracle of Goddess. And from then the Villagers used to worship the Goddess by offering sevas with devotion. The people of the vicinity have strong belief that ` Sri Kanaka Maha Lakshmi Ammavaru’ is the `MOTHER OF TRUTH’. And always bless her devotees by fulfilling their desires. The devotees of Goddess bring their newly born babies to the temple and keep them at the feet of Goddess and seek blessings.
The greatest and the most noteworthy aspect of Ammavaru is that She wanted not to have a temple and wished to remain without any roof over her Idol. So that the temple is having a unique feature and not having a roof. Worship is being done in the temple without any caste, religion, and creed. And the other equally noteworthy feature is that Goddess wishes that devotees come and worship as they like without any aid or benedictions of any purohit. This has attracted all the devotees and won their acceptance. Thursday is the very auspicious day to the Presiding Deity ` Sri Kanaka Maha Lakshmi Ammavaru’. Every day, “Panchamrutha Abisekham (It is also called `Trikalarchana’) is being performed to the Goddess thrice by the devotees.