Anakapalli nookallamma is a mighty deity in north Andhra pradesh. This temple is having a 550 years of history. Sri Nookallamma is having alias names as nookambica and kakatamba. In 1450's anakapalli was ruled by a kalinga king named kakarlapudi appalaraju. He built a fort in anakapalli and built a temple for kakatamba on south side of his fort.
Later on anakapalli was ruled by king jagannadha raju payakarao, when britishers ruled India. He was hanged to death when he lost the battle with britishers in the war at payakaraopet. Britisher's appointed vijayanagaram raju as king in this place. They changed the name of the deity to nookambica. Next to this king gode gajanadha raju was appointed as king by vijayanaram raju.
This king didn't pay tax to the britishers for a long time so the fort was auctioned by britishers. And in this auction pydicherla anadaraju bought the fort. And till today they are acting as the trusties for the temple. In 1953 the temple was under taken by the government and now it is under ministry of.
The deity's statue was rebuilt by Every year a jatara takes place for one month from the day before ugadi. This temple is having 8 cottages, a queue complex, kalyanamandapam, and for every one's convenience a web site with name www.nookalamma.org has been developed by the government.