Amaravathi Sri Amareswara Swamy Temple - History, Timings and Images

Amaravathi Sri Amareswara Swamy Temple in Amaravathi is dedicated to Lord Shiva in the form of Amaralingeswara Swamy or Amareswara Swamy with his consort Bala Chamundika.

Amaravathi Temple Info:

Primary Deity Lord Shiva
Architecture Dravidian Style
Place Amaravathi Town
District Guntur
State Andhra Pradesh
Country India
Pincode 522020
Phone 08645 255241

Amaravathi, also known as Amareswaram, is a sacred temple town present on the south bank of the sacred Krishna River in the Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh state.

Sri Amareswara Swamy Temple-Amaravathi, Guntur

Amaravathi is called as the "The City of Gods". Amaravathi is also famous for Buddhists in India and Satavahanas built great Buddhist Stupas at Amaravathi.

The ancient town of Amaravathi is one of the five Pancharamas or Pancharama Kshetras dedicated to Lord Shiva in Andhra Pradesh. Pancha meaning five and Aarama means peace.

Amaralingeswara Swamy temple - Amaravathi

Five Panchararama Kshetras:

  1. Amararama in Amaravathi
  2. Kumararamam in Samarlakota/Samalkota
  3. Bhimeshwara in Draksharamam
  4. Somaramam in Bhimavaram
  5. Ksheeraramam in Palakollu
In the ancient period, Amaravathi was one of the four major learning centers in India attracting many students from all corners of the globe.

In modern times, the temple was greatly renovated and expanded by Sri Raja Vasireddy Venkatadri Naidu.

Amaravathi Sri Amareswara Swamy Temple:

The famous Amareswara Swamy Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and houses a Shiva Lingam of fifteen feet high.

The Sivalingam here is very tall and archakas mount a pedestal platform to perform the daily rituals and Abhishekam. The top of the Linga has a red stain on it and can still be seen today.

Lord Shiva - Amararaama Kshetram-Amaravathi

There is an interesting story behind it. When Shiva Lingam grew in size, a nail was dug on top of the Lingam to stop its growth and immediately blood started oozing out from the Shiva Lingam.

There are many small sub-temples present in Amaravathi Temple Complex which includes:
  1. Vinayaka Temple
  2. Veerabhadra Temple
  3. Kala Bhairava Temple
  4. Subrahmanyeswara Swamy Temple
  5. Anjaneya Swamy Temple
  6. Saneeswara Swamy Temple
  7. Rahu Ketu Temple
  8. Someswara Swamy Temple
  9. Mahishasura Mardini Temple
  10. Kosaleswara Swamy Temple
  11. Pranaveshwara Swamy Temple
  12. Kashi Visweswara Swamy Temple
  13. Dattatreya Swamy Temple
  14. Adi Shankaracharya Temple
  15. Jwalamukhi Temple
  16. Pardhaveswara Swamy Temple
  17. Agastheswara Swamy Temple
Veerabhadra Swamy Temple in Amaravathi

Sri Kosaleswara Swamy Temple

Tourist Attractions:

  1. Sri Amareswara Swamy Temple
  2. Amaravathi Heritage Centre and Museum
  3. Ashokan Pillar
  4. Amravathi Stupa

When to Visit:

The best time to visit Amaravathi temple is between October and February.

Amaravathi Temple Timings:

Morning: 6 AM to 1 PM
Evening: 4 PM to 8 PM

Note: Temple break is from 1PM to 4 PM.

Daily Abhishekam is performed between 6:00 AM to 11:45 AM. on regular days.

On Karthika Masam period Abhishekam timings are from Morning 4:00 AM to Evening 5:00 PM.

Someswara Swamy Temple

Lord Hanuman Temple

Amaravathi Temple Distance:

  1. Guntur [32.1 km]
  2. Vijayawada [42.4 km]
  3. Sattenapalli [35 km]
  4. Mangalagiri [38 km]


Amaravathi Temple Guntur-Andhra Pradesh

Sri Rahu Ketu

Kumara Swamy Temple

Major festivals that are celebrated in the Amaravathi temple are Maha Shivaratri and Kartika Purnima.

Nearby Attractions:

  1. Undavalli Caves
  2. Vijayawada Kanaka Durga Temple
  3. Panakala Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple
  4. Ponnur Anjaneya Swamy Temple
  5. Kotappakonda Temple

How to Reach Amaravathi Temple:

By Air:

The nearest airport is present at Gannavaram, Vijayawada [59.5 km].

By Train:

The Pedakurapadu Railway Station (PKPU) is the nearest train station to reach the Amaravathi Temple. Other important railheads are present at Guntur and Vijayawada.

By Road:

APSRTC ply frequent buses between Amaravathi and Guntur. The city of Amaravathi is well connected with nearby cities such as Vijayawada, Guntur, Mangalagiri and Hyderabad.

Food And Accommodation:

Visitors can get a decent accommodation at the nearby Hotels, Lodges and Choultries.

Free Annadanam (Food facility) is provided daily by the temple authority to all the visitors and tickets are distributed in the temple premises at around 11 AM everyday.

Annadanam at Amaravathi Temple

Sri Amareshwara Swamy Temple

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