Katta Maisamma temple

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Katta Maisamma temple
Proper name Katta Maisamma temple
Country India
State Telangana State
Location Tank Bund, Hyderabad
Primary deity Maisamma
Architectural styles South Indian

Katta Maisamma temple is a Hindu temple located at Tank Bund in Hyderabad, Telangana state.[1] Hindus offer prayers to Goddess Katta Maisamma at the temple during the time of the Bonalu festival.


Kanakala Katta Maisamma temple is located on Lower Tank Bund. Katta Maisamma Temple is one of the most significant temples in the city of Hyderabad. This temple is located on lower Tank Bund road, near Indira Park, in between Hyderabad and Secunderabad.

The Katta Maisamma Temple of Hyderabad is principally dedicated to the Mother Goddess Maisamma. The Goddess is a manifestation of Shakti or strength. The faithful believe that worship of th Goddess in the Katta Maisamma Temple imparts power within a person by virtue of which he or she may have the strength and resolve to overcome all adversities in life.

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.

In the month of Ashad (July), the temple witnesses a large crowd of devotees for the "Bonalu" festival. The month of Karthikamasam is also marked here with grand celebrations. 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 made an offering to the Goddess on the banks of Hussain Sagar lake (a tributary of the Musi river) and immediately floods were under control which saved Hyderabad from devastating damage)

The Hindus of Telangana believe in Goddess 'Katta Maisamma' as supremely powerful and eternal, as well as the giver of health, prosperity and happiness. 'Mother Maisamma' in the Katta Maisamma Temple in Hyderabad is religiously worshiped with great faith and devotion.


Coordinates: 17°37′00″N 78°48′00″E / 17.6167°N 78.8000°E / 17.6167; 78.8000