Tuesday, 1 September 2015

AMARAVATHI - NEW CAPITAL OF ANDHRA PRADESH STATE , INDIA




The recorded history of Amaravati and nearby Dharanikota  dates Back to 2 century B.C. It was the capital of sathavahanas who ruled from 2nd century  to 3rd century. Next came Andhra Ikshvakas  and latter pallavas, East Chalukyas, Telugu Chola. Kota kings ruled Amaravathi in medivial times..Kakatiyas subdued Kota kings in 11th century and Amaravathi became part of uniufied Telugu empire,
Before going  into the hands of British  ruled Madras presidencyin1768 it was part of Delhi Sultanate, Munsunuri nayaks, Bahamani sultanate, Vijayanagra Empire , Golconda sultanate, Mughul  Empire, Nizam of Hyderabad.After being under the rule France it came back to England in1759. Guntur returned to Nizam in1768 and conceded to England in 1788 i.e., British Empire.
Amaravathi is a famous tourist place in Andhra Pradesh State in India..
The presence of Amara Ramam  Shiva temple is one of the panchramas.
The main Hindu festivals celebrated are Mahasivaratri and the Navaratri.
When Lord Subrahmanya Killed Tarakasura , Shivalinga in the throat was broken and it has fallen at 5 places, the Five places where shivalinga has fallen is called Pancharamas. One of the Places is Amaravathi. Here devotees worship Lord Shiva as Amareswara.  The Skanda Purana  gives description about place of this temple and amareswara... Indra and Devatas (Angles) worshiped lord shiva here.
Amaravathi is on the banks of Krishna River.
It has been Buddhist center. A very big statue of Gautam Buddha. Boudh Stupa, Buddhist Museum.
The 30th Kalachakra festival, a popular Buddhist ritual was held at Amaravati in the first week of January 2006 for which Buddhists and Boudh Monks from all over the world attended.
Amaravathi a place with such historic prominence and a great  
ambience and blessed place is now declared as Capital of Andhra Pradesh.
Amaravathi is 40kms from Vijayawada.
Kanaka Durga Temple abode Indrakiladri vijayawada, Prakasam Barrage and Undavalli are between Amaravathi and Vijayawada