Sri Sri Nookambika Ammavari Temple (History, Timings and Location)

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Sri Sri Nookambika Ammavari Temple, also known as Sri Nookkalamma Ammavari Devasthanam, is a temple located in Gavarapalem, Anakapalle, Visakhapatnam.

On Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, a large number of devotees flock to Sri Nookambica Ammavari Temple near Visakhapatnam to seek the goddess’s blessings.

The biggest festival of the year is Nookalamma Jathara, which takes place on Kottha Amavasya, the day before Ugadi. The biggest festival, Nookalamma Jathara, takes place once a year and lasts for a month. This Nookalamma jathara starts on Kottha Amavasya, a day before the Telugu New Year, Ugadi. Thousands of pilgrims from neighbouring states such as Orissa, Telangana, and West Bengal, as well as residents of nearby villages, come to worship Nookambika Devi at this Jathara.

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History of Nookambika Temple

This temple was built by Ppalaraju in honour of Kakatambika, a family goddess. Later on, she was known as Nookambika or Nookalamma. Thousands of people from all over Andhra Pradesh flock to the temple for worship on “Kottha Amavasya,” the day before Ugadi.

In ancient times, Sri Sri Sri Nookambika Ammavaru was known as Sri Anagha Devi, one of the nine Shakti forms. The temple was renovated after a few years during the reign of the Kakatiya kings, and the same goddess was worshipped under the name Sri Kakatamba. Pujas and diparadhanas are performed here on a daily basis. The daily pujas and other rituals were disrupted as dynasties fell apart, and the temple gradually lost its former glory.

In 1935, the Endowments Department took over the Sri Sri Sri Nookambika Ammavari temple. This temple’s funds are used to renovate temples in the Godavari and Berhampur districts.

The temple now earns 68 lakhs per year. New cottages and roads to the temple were built with the help of donors.

Darsanam / Timings of Anakapalle Sri Nookambika Ammavari Temple

The temple costs nothing to visit and the timings are 05:30 AM to 12:00 PM and 04:00 PM to 08:00 PM. However, the temple charges some costs to some of the pooja and special darshanam.

The following are those

  • Seeghra Darshanam – Rs 25/-
  • Visista Darsanam(prasadam,poojakumkuma will be given to the devotees) – Rs 50/-
  • Kumkuma Pooja -Rs 25/-
  • Special Darshanam -Rs 50/-
  • Saswata Pooja – Rs 1116/-
  • Kesakhandana(Tonsure) – Rs 10/-
  • Return Saree -Rs 5/-
  • Pooja for scooter/cycle – Rs 25/-
  • Pooja for Car,Jeep,Auto – Rs 100/-
  • Pooja for Heavy Vehicle – Rs 150/-
  • Oonjal Seva – Rs 216/-
  • Sahasra Deepalankara Seva – Rs 316/-
  • Mahalakshmi Dhana Pooja – Rs 20/-
  • Samee Pooja – Rs 516/-
  • Dasahra Navaratrula Kumkum Archana – Rs 516/-
  • Dasahra Kumkum Archana – Rs 150/-

Devotees who pay the prescribed fee of Rs 1116/- can perform poojas on the required day. After performing poojas in their manes and gotrams, prasadam will be mailed to these devotees. Special poojas will be performed in the devotees’ names, with the prescribed offerings being collected from the devotees.

Timings for Poojas:

  • Aradhana – 5:30 a.m.
  • 6:00 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. – Balabhoga Nivedyam
  • Darsanams start at 6:30 a.m.
  • Raja Bhogam is open from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Noon Bhogam is open from 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Veda Parayanam
  • Temple closes at 8:00 p.m.
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Location and how to reach Nookambika Ammavari Temple:

As a the temple is popular around, the temple is easily accessible by any mode of transport. The following are some of those

  • As the temple is located in Anakapalli, APSRTC has provided various buses to reach. Within a range of 500 km from the national highway, the temple is located, making travelling easy for the devotess.
  • Temple is at a distance of 1 ½ km from Anakapalli Railway station.From there,one can take bus or a private cab or taxi to reach the temple.

Online Servicces – http://nookalamma.anakapalli.in/

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