Amaramalingeswara Swamy Temple, Guntur





Amararamalingeswara Swamy temple is situated in Guntur Andhrapradesh. It is one of the Pancharma Kshetras.  

The main idol of this temple is Lord Shiva. The Shiva Linga is 15 feet height white marble. As the height of the Shivalinga is increasing a nail has been inserted on the top it. Then blood oozed out of the Shivalinga. The red blood mark can be seen even now.

The temple was built by Sathavahanas during the 3rd century. Amaravathi was once called as Dharanikota or Dhanyakatakam. And the last of Shathavahanas, Gouthamiputhra Shathakarni ruled South India with Dharanikota as capital.

The temple is on the banks of River Krishna and is sitauted on the hill called Krounchagiri. So the waters of Krishna cannot enter the temple. 

The Shivalinga was established by Lord Indra. So it is named as Amararama,in the name of Lord Indra's kingdom Amaravathi.

The consort of the Lord Shiva is Bala Chamundika. The temple was built  in two stairs and we cannot see the base of the Shivalinga. The Abhishekam is done from the top floor.

There is a Bhuddist Stupa in Dhanyakatakam village of Amaravathi. This is a sacred place for Bhuddhists.
Other temples around are Venugopala swamy, Srirama and Saibaba temple.

Festivals celebrated in this temple are Mahashivaratri and Navarathri.

One of the Pancharma Kshetras to be visited in Andhrapradesh.

Other Pancharama Kshetras are

4.Somaramam.

Happy Piligrimage.

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