Amaravati

History – Amaravati is a small town situated on the banks of the River Krishna in the Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is famous for its Amareswara temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is one of the famous Pancharamas. Amaravati, also known as Dhanyakataka/Dharanikota was the site of a great Buddhist Stupa built in pre-Mauryan times. It was also the capital of Satavahanas, the first great Andhra kings who ruled from the 2nd century BCE to the 3rd century CE, after the downfall of Mauryan empire.

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Heritage Centre Type – Place of Archeological Importance.

How to Reach – Amaravati is a small town situated on the banks of the River Krishna in the Guntur Districtof Andhra Pradesh, India. It is famous for its Amareswara temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is one of the famous Pancharamas. Amaravati, also known as Dhanyakataka/Dharanikota was the site of a great Buddhist Stupa built in pre-Mauryan times. It was also the capital of Satavahanas, the first great Andhra kings who ruled from the 2nd century BCE to the 3rd century CE, after the downfall of Mauryan empire.

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Near by Tourist Places –

  • The Amareswara (Shiva) temple
  • Buddhist Stupa

Temple Name – Parshwanatha Jain Temple

Temple Type – Digambar Temple.

Main Deity – Nearly 4 feet high black coloured idol of Bhagwan Parshwanatha.

Temple History – The temple here is a very ancient one and is about thousand years old. This place is situated on the banks of the river Krishna with a peaceful atmosphere suitable for meditation. The idol of bhagwan Parshwanatha is very attractive. Here an annual pooja is conducted every year on the tenth day of the bright half of the month of Magsara.

Temple Address – The temple is situated at a distance of 5 Kms from the Amravati village and is at a distance of 25 Kms from Gutur. Good bus facilities are available and the lodging facilities are available near the temple.

 

Post Author: JHC