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Sri Amaralingeswara Temple, Amaravati Amareswara Temple | Andhra Pradesh , Guntur

On the banks of river Krishna, stands the temple of Amaralingeswara, dedicated to Lord Shiva. The place was believed to have been an important pilgrimage site for the Buddhists, with the architecture of the temple and surroundings  showcasing strong influence from Buddhism. Vasireddy Venkatadri Naidu, King of Chintapalli and later Dharanikota, was a great devotee of Amaralingeswara. He expanded and renovated the temple. Inscriptions are there on the walls during the times of Kota chiefs and Vijayanagara empire. It is one among the famous Pancharamas temples of Andhra Pradesh.

Legend

The legend regarding the origin of temple describes the war between Lord Kumara Swamy and Tarakasura. As per the legend, Kumaraswamy broke the Lingam worn by Tarakasur as instructed by Lord Vishnu as he could not defeat the demon who had the Lingam on him. One of the places where the fragmented Lingam was placed by Lord Indra, is the Sri Amaralingeswara Temple. It is hence known as one of the Pancharama khsetras of Lord Shiva.This temple is part ...View more

Architecture

On the four sides of the Amaravati temple are tiered gopurams adorned with sculptures, in Dravidian  architectural style. The temple has influences of Buddhist style and homes a 15 feet high white marble Shiva symbol. The top of the Linga has a red stain on it. The Shivalinga which was  believed to be growing in size, was hit with a nail to stop its growth. It is said that blood started to ooze from the Shivalinga, which accounts for th...View more

Darsan Info

Sri Amaralingeswara Temple timings : 9.30 AM to 1.30 PM and from 4.30 PM to 7.30 PM.
The temple is part of the Pancharama darshan yatra, which covers five shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva in the state of Andhra Pradesh

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Location and Contact

Amaravathi Rd, Amaravathi, Andhra Pradesh 522020

By road - Amaravati is situated 20 kms from Guntur and is connected by good roads to Guntur as well as other parts of the state.      
By air - Vijayawada airport, is the nearest airport and is situated about 80kms from Amaravati .                  
By rail - Guntur is well connected by rail with other parts of the state. Taxis and buses are available from Guntur

Darsan Dresscode

Devotees are advised to wear clean and conservative attire. Short dresses are not permitted.

Culture

Amaravathi is an important historic town, and served as the capital of the Satavahana kingdom in ancient times. It is a revered Hindu as well as Buddhist pilgrimage site. The historic  Amaravati Mahachaitya stupa, built between 2nd to 3rd century can be seen here.

Language Spoken:Telugu

Additional Info

  1. Small hotels are available at Amaravati.
    Better accommodations can be availed at Guntur.
    Hotel Geetha Regency (0863 221 9101)
    Hotel Sindoori(093971 19377)
    Vajram Residency(0863 232 7979)
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  2. State Bank of India ATM, Andhra Bank ATM, ICICI Bank ATM
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Temple Rituals

The priests perform regular pujas and rituals to the deity. Abhishekam is an important ritual of the shrine in which the milk is poured over the Shiva Lingum, chanting the holy mantras or just 'Om Namah Shivai'. It is believed that Lord Amareswara Swamy fulfil the good wishes of the people. Worshipping at this temple is believed to resolve family issues.

Regular Offerings

Flowers, Garlands, Various abhisheka to the idol

Special rituals

The priests ascend steps to perform puja and abhisheka to the Lingam because of its height

famous Festivals

March - Shivrathri
October - Navrathri

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