Situated at Nidadavolu of West Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh, Kota Sattemma Temple is a famous temple dedicated to Goddess Sattemma, a form of Goddess Shakti. The temple was constructed by Chalukya Veerabadhra, the spouse of Rudrama Devi. The idol was later found in 1934 by Devulapalli Rama Murthy Sastri in his land and later he constructed the temple.
According to the legends, Sri Devulapalli Rama Murthy Sastry was plugging his lands. With the help of villagers, he constructed the terraced building with compound walls for installing the idol. The temple was later developed by prominent Arya Vysyas of Nidadavole.
The temple was constructed based on Vengi Chalukyan style of architecture. Built in 3.08 acres of land, the temple has a Aniveti mandapa and Prakara mandapa. The idol of main deity is of 10 feet high with abhayahastha mudra. The temple has accommodation facilities in 3 buildings and 3 line sheds having total 74 rooms and a shopping complex.
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West Godavari is well known for its wool-pile carpets and hand woven products.There are many landmarks and tourism destinations in the district. Eluru is the largest city of the district with many destinations related to Buddhists and Archeological importance such as Guntupalli Caves near the city.Eluru city hosts 74 feet high Buddha statue in the heart of the city.Buddha Park at Eluru.Some of the religious destinations include, Dwaraka Tirumala known with the name as Chinna Tirumala,Pancharama Kshetras of Palacole and Bhimavaram etc.Other destinatins of tourism importance are Perupalem Beach at Narasapuram, the Kolleru Lake being the largest fresh water in the country and a bird sanctuary,Dowleswaram Barrage and Godavari river.
Buses are available from all major places in Andhra Pradesh. Frequent buses are available from Nidadavole Bus Stand which is 3 km away.
The Nearest railway station to the temple is Nidadavole Railway Station which is 3 km away. Bus and auto-rickshaws are available to access the temple.
The Nearest airport is Rajahmundry Airport which is 38 km away. Bus and taxi services are available to reach the temple.
Morning pooja starts from 6:30 AM onwards. Thereafter, astothram, archana, Kukuma Pooja and daily seva programs to be performed as per the temple Calender.