Amareswara Swamy Temple also called as Amararama Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is situated in the Amaravati town, Guntur, in Andhra Pradesh. This famous Temple located on the southern bank of Krishna River is considered to be very sacred. It is regarded as one of the Pancharama Kshetras (five temples) dedicated to Lord Shiva in Andhra Pradesh.
Amareswara Swamy Vari Devasthanam mostly know as Amaravathi Temple it is one of the famous pancharama temples in Andhra Pradesh Amaravati Temple is in Guntur District Amaravati it is located on the River bank of Krishna the lord shiva is worshiped here and they call him as amareswara swamy or Amaralingeswara swamy here.
History of Amaravati Temple
Tarakasura is a Monster who used to Abuses all the Goddess, He wears the Sivalinga in his Neck and Roamed all over the streets and made all the world’s gods fear, then all the goddess prayed to Lord Indra, then the Lord Shiva’s Son Subramanya was not able to see all the sufferings of Goddess then he has taken the war captainship and Killed the Tarakasura and took off the Sivalinga from Tarakasura’s Neck in this process the Sivalinga has broken into five pieces and fell on five places and cropped up all as Pancharama’s and Amaravati temple is one of the five Pancharama’s.
Five Pancharama’s :
Lord Indra directly tried to Establish the Sivalinga but he was not able to do, because the Sivalinga which fell in Amaravati was growing high and high then Indra asked Gruhaspathi about it, and Gruhaspathi told Indra to worship him with whole heartedly then it will stop growing then Indra prayed like so then the Sivalinga stopped growing, when you go to Amaravati temple see the Sivalinga it is not possible to anoint him from ground to anoint him they will go to another floor.
Krishna River is very famous in Amaravati there is a secret in having Krishna river there when goddess asked Devendra that the river is very near to the Sivalinga if the floating of the river increases it will drown the temple then the Devendra said it will not Drown whatever the situation may be whatever the floating of water it will not drown the temple you can see whatever the water pressure the water will not enter the temple.
Once upon a time the temple was ruined and closed then the lords Shiva’s dear disciple “Vasi Reddy Venkatadri Naidu the king of Chintapalli Kingdom” has reconstructed the temple, but after the death of Venkatadri Naidu the temple went into many financial crises and was about to close then the Hyderabad Nawab Nazar Dawloat has given funds to run the temple and now it is one of the most famous temples in Andhra Pradesh.
Temple Timings : 6am – 8pm