Amara lingeswara Swami

             The Shrine of Lord Shiva in Amaravathi is named as Amara lingeswara deriving at name from the first worshipping deity Indra who is the king of deities.As soon as the linga fell here it was growing longer and longer towards the sky. Then Devendra planted a nail in it’s top and it stopped growing then the shiva linga bleeded and those blood markings are now revealed as stripes on the linga.

This shrine of Lord Shiva was developed by Sathavahanas. Amaravathi was their capital city. It was also called Dhanyakataka & Dharnikota in those days. This shrine of Lord shiva contains many efficiently carved sculptures in the premises of the temple. This shrine is also one of the Datta kshetras where Lord Dattatreya is worshipped. River Krishna flows adjacent to the temple of Lord Amareshwar and devotees take holy bath in this river. The specialty of pooja here is Abhisheka done from the upstairs, as the tip of the shiva cannot be reached from the ground level. Maa here is in the form of Bala Chamundeswari and is worshipped with great devotion.

Amaravathi temple amareswara swami balachamundeswari

About Temple:

             This is in Amaravathy town of Sathanapalli taluk, Guntur district.AP. The place is 30kms from Guntur.

Main Deity: Swayambu Spatika Athma Siva lingam Known as Amararamam.

             The Athma lingam piece which fell here was installed by Amarendran and hence the name Amaravathy for the place. The Siva lingam started growing here and they it was nailed to stop the growth. Again here the lingam is too big and can be worshipped from first floor. We see marks which they say, is the blood stains when nailed. We see 108 Siva lingam in the prakaram. River Krishna is flowing near by.

How to reach Amaravati:
             Amaravati is at 35kms distance from Guntur. There are so many non-stop buses from Guntur. It takes about 45 minutes journey. Buses will leave us at temple. In Karthika masam APSRTC maintains speacial Pancharamas tour buses to cover them all in a single day.
There is no Railway station in Amaravati. Nearest Railway station is in Guntur. And Nearest Airport is at Gannavaram, near Vijayawada.

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