Sri Nookambika Ammavari Temple, Sri Nookallamma Ammavaari Devasthanamu
Andhra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam
Located at Gavarapalem, Sri Sri Nookambika Ammavari Temple or Sri Nookallamma Ammavaari Devasthanamu is a famous temple dedicated to goddess Nookambika. It is one of the nine Shakti forms and popularly known as Sri Anagha Devi in ancient days. The temple was built by Appalaraju for Kakatambika, a family goddess, who later came to be called as Nookambika or Nookalamma.
According to the legends, Appalaraju built this temple for his family Goddess Kakatambika and later came to be known as Nookambika or Nookalamma. On the auspicious “Kottha Amavasya”, it is said that thousands of people across the state arrive at the temple for offering prayers.
The temple gopuram is sculpted with goddess idol at the entrance. The internal walls and temple flooring is made of hard rock stone. The idol of goddess is made of black marble.
Timings : Timings : 4:30 AM To 8:00 PM
Wear clean and modest clothes and avoid shorts for men
Visakhapatnam, located in the Andhra Pradesh state in India is basically an important industrial hub in the coastal region and is the state's 2nd largest city. However, the economic development of the city did not make the locals lose their traditional character and culture. This city has got a rich cultural heritage.
Sri Nookambica Ammavari Temple, Gavarapalem, Anakapalli, Visakhapatnam,Andhra Pradesh-531002
Daily Regular Poojas, Archanas and Deeparadhanas are performed in this temple.
Dussehra, Makar Sankranthi and yearly Nookalamma Jathara is the biggest festival celebrated on Kottha Amavasya which comes before Ugadi festival.