Goddess Durga

Temple History

Sri Kanakala Katta Maisamma Temple is located at lower tank bund near Indira Park heart of Hyderabad city(between Hyderabad & Secunderabad). Katta Maisamma Temple is one of the most significant temples in the city of Hyderabad. The main deity is Goddess Katta Maisamma(Maa Durga Devi) as the supreme power. She has been looked upon as the all powerful, the eternal, as well as the giver of health, prosperity and happiness to the devotees.

The word Katta denotes a bridge across a river or a lake. The Golconda Patel family built the Katta Maisamma Temple during the construction of the Tankbund to procure the Goddesses' favor and blessing for the well being of people crossing the bridge. Even the Nizam of Hyderabad would make an offering to the Goddess in the month of ashad to secure the safety of Hyderabad. During massive floods in Hyderabad in 1908, Nizam Mahboob Ali Khan performed offerings to the goddess on the banks of Hussain Sagar Lake and immediately the floods were under control which saved Hyderabad from devastating damage.

Huge crowd of devotees gathered during the time of Bonalu festival in Ashada Masam(July) and offer prayers to Goddess Katta Maisamma. Dasara and Diwali festivals are also grandly celebrated here. During this festival Ammavaru will be decorated in different forms which attracts the large crowd of devotees every year.


Additional Information

Best Budeget, Middle level and Star hotels are available in Hyderabad city for the accommodation. Quick accessibility from all parts of the Hyderabad city by bus to reach the temple.

Aashadamasa Bonalu is the main festival of this temple organized by the Telangana Government every year.

Hyderabad Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station(MGBS), Secunderabad (JBS) bus stations are 5.8 km from here.

This temple is very near to Secunderabad and Nampally railway stations. Secunderabad Railway Station is just 4.6 km, Kachiguda Railway Station is 4.2 km and Nampally Railway Station is 3.5 km from the temple. James Street MMTS Station is 4 km from the temple.

City Buses, Autos and Cabs are available from the bus stand and railway stations.

Hyderabad International Airport, Shamshabad is the nearest airport to this temple which is 30.9km.
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