Anakapalle Nookambika

Anakapalle-Nookalamma-Temple-Visakhapatnam (Vizag)
Anakapalle Nookalamma Temple Visakhapatnam (Vizag), Andhra Pradesh, India.

Sri Nookambika Ammavari Temple Anakapalle

Anakapalle, headquarter of the mandal is settled at a distance of 34 kms. West of Visakhapatnam (Vizag). This city is important for wholesale promoting for Jaggery which is exported to various places within the country. It is also famous for sugarcane and guava fruits. Sri Nookambika Ammavari Temple is situated in Gavarapalem village in Anakapalle, Visakhapatnam. This is a famous temple in Visakhapatnam District. The temple is dedicated to the Goddess Nookambika Ammavaru.

This temple was built in the year of 1450 A.D. by Appalaraju (King). Appala Raju defeated the local rulers and captured their kingdoms and gifted the Kingdom to the Nawab of Arcot. The Nawab in return gifted Appala Raju, the Sabbavaram region, which he ruled by making Anakapalle as its headquarters. He constructed a fort, on its South side he built a temple for his family deity Kakatambika. After the King Appalaraju’s death, the rulers of Vizianagaram took over the kingdom and the fort.

Festivals in Nookalamma Anakapalle Visakhapatnam

They renamed the Goddess as Nookambika / Nookalamma. Here the biggest festival celebrated once in a year called Nookalamma Jatara. This festival starts from Kotha Ugadi (Kotha Amavasya).Thousands of devotees arrive’s to this temple during tirunalla celebrations. Sri Nookambika Ammavari is one of the None Shakti forms and popularly known as Sri Anagha Devi in ancient days. After some years within the era of kakatiya kings, the temple was restored and also the same immortal was worshiped with the name “Sri Kakatamba” Daily Pujas and Deeparadhana performed here.

Sri Nookambika Ammavari temple was taken over by Endowments department in the year 1935. Funds of this temple are contributed for renovation of temples from godavari districts to berhampur district. Now this temple is under the control of endowments department and an officer in the cadre of assistant commissioner is appointed as executive officer.

Now the income of the temple runs to a tune of sixty eight lakhs per annum. The temple and premises with coconut trees and vegetation looks very beautiful and attracts devotees. With the contribution of donors new cottages were constructed and also roads were laid to reach. Currently the devotees feel happy to go to the holy temple.

Sri Nookambika Ammavari Temple is a famous temple in Visakhapatnam. A huge number of devotees visit this temple on Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sundays to get the blessings of the goddess. Daily Regular Poojas, Archnas and Deeparadhanas are performed in this temple. Devotees believe Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursday are considered auspicious days to perform pooja to Ammavaaru.

As time passed by Kakatambika turned to Nookambika. In the year 1953, AP Endowments undertook the administration. The crowds are high throughout February, March and April months. Annual festival celebrations begin on Phalguna Amavasya day and endwise Chaitra Amavasya.

How to Reach Sri Nookambika Temple Anakapalle, Visakhapatnam?

By Rail:

The nearest railway station is Visakhapatnam which is 29 km away. Anakapalle Railway Station is the main rail line and as such all trains running between Chennai and Howrah stop at this station and the temple is 15 minutes from Anakapalle Train Station.

By Road:

The temple is easily reachable from Visakhapatnam, which is 24 km away. The temple is located a short distance of 500 meters from NH5. As the city is adjacent to the national highway, all buses run frequently from all directions to reach the city of Anakapalle.

By Air:

Visakhapatnam Airport is 25 kilometers from the temple. There are many flexible ways to get from the airport to the temple, such as taxis, buses, etc.

Anakapalle Temple Accommodation

  1. Rooms are available at Kalyana Mandapam
  2. Cottages are also available at the temple premises
  3. Kakatambika Complex rooms are also available for occupancy.

Poojas and Timings in Nookambika Ammavaru Temple Anakapalle Vizag

Temple Opening Time, Aradhana – 5:30 a.m
Balabjoga Naivedyam – 6:00 a.m to 6.30 a.m
Darshan from – 6:30 a.m
Raja Bhogam – 11:30 a.m to 12:00 Noon
Bhogam – 4:00 p.m to 6:30 p.m
Veda Parayanam – 6:00 p.m to 6:30 p.m
Temple Closing timings – 8:00 p.m.