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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.

Darsan Info

Timings : Timings : 4:30 AM To 8:00 PM

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Darsan Dresscode

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.

Location and Contact

Sri Nookambica Ammavari Temple, Gavarapalem, Anakapalli, Visakhapatnam,Andhra Pradesh-531002

9491000713,08924 - 226823, 226824

BY AIR: The nearest airport is at Visakhapatnam which is 29 km away.

BY TRAIN: The nearest major Railway station is at Visakhapatnam which is 38 km away. Visakhapatnam is well connected with all parts of the country.

BY ROAD: Temple is easily reachable from Visakhapatnam which is 24 km. The direct bus is available from Visakhapatnam to Anakapalli.

Additional Info

  1. Vijaya Residency
  2. State Bank of India ATM,Federal bank ATM
  3. Yes
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Temple Rituals

Daily Regular Poojas, Archanas and Deeparadhanas are performed in this temple.

Regular Offerings

Not Available

Special Rituals

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Famous Festival

Dussehra, Makar Sankranthi and yearly Nookalamma Jathara is the biggest festival celebrated on Kottha Amavasya which comes before Ugadi festival.

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