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Amaravathi Sri Amareswara Swamy Temple - History, Timings and Images


Amaravathi Temple:

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

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

Amaravathi Temple Information:

Primary Deity Lord Shiva
Architecture Dravidian Style
Place Amaravathi Town
District Guntur
State Andhra Pradesh
Country India
Pincode 522020
Phone 086452 55241

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.

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: the temple is closed from 1PM to 4 PM.

Amaravathi Temple Distance:
  1. Guntur [32.1 km]
  2. Vijayawada [42.4 km]
  3. Sattenapalli [35 km]
  4. Mangalagiri [38 km]
Festivals:
Amaravathi Temple Guntur-Andhra Pradesh

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.

Accommodation:


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

Amaravathi Temple Route Map:



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