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Amaravathi is a village in Guntur district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is located on the banks of Krishna River in Amaravathi mandal of Guntur revenue division. The village is a part of Andhra Pradesh Capital Region, located 35km west of the foundation stone of Amaravathi laid at Uddandarayunipalem. Amaravati, the capital of Andhra Pradesh derives its name from the village. It is a heritage town and was the capital of the Satavahana Kingdom. Amaralingeswara temple in the village is a Pancharama Kshetra for the Hindus. It is also a historic Buddhist site, and the Amaravathi Mahachaitya stupa was built here between the 2nd century BCE and the 3rd century CE. It is one of the sites for Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) scheme of Government of India.EtymologyThe word Amaravathi translates as The place for Immortals. It is also referred as Amareswaram, due to the presence of Amareswara temple of Lord Shiva, one of the Pancharama Kshetras.Amaravathi is in Guntur District. Take a peek at our custom trip planner: Amaravathi and its charms laid bare and easily scheduled.
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