Sri Amareswara Swamy Temple – Amaravathi


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Once during putting down a rebellion in his land, the King had to have recourse to a massacre of the Chenchus, whereupon he lost his mental peace, which he regained only when he came to Amaravati.

The Amaravati temple is located on a small hillock referred to as Krouncha Shaila, alongside the river Krishna which flows for a short distance in a North-Southerly direction, although for the most part, the river heads eastwards towards the ocean. The river Krishna is held in reverence at this pilgrimage site, and a ritual dip in this river here is considered to be meritorious.

11th century CE The Vijayanagar kings did provide grants to maintain the temple. However, it was the local kings of the 18th century CE that provided vast endowments to this temple. The temple is decorated with four lofty gopurams in its outer circumambulatory path. Shiva here is referred to as Amareswara, Agasteswara, Kosaleswara, Pranaveswara, Someswara and Parthiveswara, and Parvati – Bala Chamundi.

the demon king named Tarakasura defeated the gods after being awarded a boon by Lord Shiva. Shiva vowed to kill the demons and hence the gods came to reside here and since then the place came to be called Amaravati. Lord Shiva is worshipped as Amareswara with his consort Bala Chamundika, who is considered as the fourth of the 18 goddesses. Sri Krishna Devaraya had visited this temple after the war of kodapalli.

Sri Amareswara Swamy Temple

Timings to Visit Sri Amareswara Swamy Temple 

06:00 AM – 01:00 PM | 04:00 PM – 08:00 PM

Pooja Details

Saswatha Abhishekam1116/-
Nithya Abhisheka Pathakam3116/-
Nithya Pooja Pathakam1516/-
Any Ashtotram50/-
Saswatha Annadanam1116/-
Kathikamassa Abhishekam1116/-
Navagraha Abhishekam100/-
Masa Shivaratri Abheshekam516/-
Eka Rudrabhishekam100/-
Rudra Homam2116/-
Dasara Alankarams1516/-
Maha Shivaratri Abheshekam216/-
Chandi Homam2116/-
Sahasra Namarchana100/-
Special Darshan20/-

Festivals celebrate at Sri Amareswara Swamy Temple 

Maha Shivaratri, Kartik Purnima, Kalyanotsavam, Navarathri.

How to Reach Sri Amareswara Swamy Temple

By Air: Hyderabad Airport – 244 km, Vijayawada Airport –

By Train: Guntur Railway Station – 34.4 km, Vijayawada Railway Station – 36.5 km

By Bus: Vijayawada – 43.2 km, Guntur – 37 km.


Sri Amareswara Swamy Temple, Mandal and Town, Amaravathi, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, 522020, India.

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