Amravati is a city situated on the banks of the river Krishna. It is the headquarters of the Amravati Mandal and forms part of the Andhra Pradesh Capital Region with its headquarters at New Amravati 35 km. Is in the east, whose name is also borrowed from the name of Amravathi. in the 1790s, Raja Vasireddy Venkatadri Nayudu founded Amaravathi as the new capital of his zamindari estate. he had gone there from their former capital Chintapalli in protest of the alleged abuse by the British East India Company. 

Dhyana Buddha statue

Dhyana Buddha statue

Dhyana Buddha statue

Dhyana Buddha is a statue of Gautama Buddha seated in a meditation posture in Amravati. The statue is 125 feet tall and is located on a 4.5-acre site on the banks of the river Krishna.

Amaravati Stupa

The Amravati Stupa is famous as the great stupa of Amaravathi. it is a ruined Buddhist monument, probably built in phases in the village of Amravati in Andhra Pradesh between the 3rd century BCE and about 250 CE. Archaeological Survey of India protects this site. The campus includes the Archaeological Museum and Stupa Itself. Many sculptures from the site have been harmed and Important sculptures from the site are now in many museums in India and abroad.  

Pancharama Kshetras

There are five ancient Hindu temples of Shiva in the Pancharam Kshetras. The Shivlings in these temples are made up of a single Shivling. According to legend, a Shivalingam belonged to  Rakshasa King Tarakasur. Due to the power of this Shivalingam, no one could conquer it. Kartikeya and Tarakasur were face to face in the battle between the gods and Asuras under Tarakasur. Kartikeya used his Shakti Ayudham to kill Tarakasura. Taraksura’s body was torn to pieces by the power of Shakti Ayudh. But to Kartikeya’s surprise, all the pieces reunited to give birth to Tarak. He repeatedly dismembered the body and yet the pieces reunited again and again. You must first dismember Lord Shiva Lingam, only then can you slay Taraka “, said Lord Vishnu. Lord Kumara Swami used his Aagneyaastra to break the Shivling worn by Tarak by Taking the word of Lord Vishnu. Ling cut into five pieces and was trying to unite by shouting Omkara.  

According to legend, these five pieces were installed as Shiva linga in five temples at respective places by Indra, Surya, Chandra, Vishnu, and Kumar Swami.

Amaravati Archaeological Museum

The Amravati Archaeological Museum is a museum located in Amravati. It is run by Andhra Pradesh Tourism. It opens in the morning at 10:00 and closed at 5:00 pm and Friday holiday. It also has a modal of Amravati Mahachaitya. 

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