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Amaravathi Temple is located in Amaravathi town of Guntur district in Andhra Pradesh.
This temple dedicates to Lord Shiva in the form of Amareswara Swamy or Amaralingeswara Swamy. The main deity Lord Shiva here is in the form of Lingam with 15 feet height.
This temple is located on the southern part of river Krishna. This Lingam has an interesting story. As lingam was growing in size, to stop the growth of Lingam a nail has been dug at the top of the Lingam.
Immediately blood was oozing out from the Lingam. Still today a Red mark will visible at the top of Lingam.
As per the legends, Goddess who lost their battle against demon Tarakasura.
After losing battle Lord Indra sought help from Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu advice to pray for Lord Shiva as Tarakasura got a blessing from Lord Shiva.
However, Lord Shiva hesitates to kill Tarakasura because he is a great devotee of him for that reason he refuses to kill.
But Lord Shiva appoints his son Lord Subramanya Swamy to rule the Goddess army to defeat demon Tarakasura.
Demon Tarakasura wears Shivalinga around his neck because he can’t be unbeatable. With the advice of Lord Vishnu Lord Subramanya Swamy finally, breaks the Shivalinga with Agni Astra.
Then it broke into 5 pieces and starts reuniting. As a result of this Lord Indra with his Guru Bruhaspathi establish the first and biggest piece and named as Amareswara in Amaravathi.
During the 18th century, Raja Sri Vasireddy Venkatadri Nayudu who was ruling this place renovated Amaravathi Temple.
Amaravathi Temple or Amareswara Swamy Pooja Timings/Seva /Darshan details:
Cost of the ticket
No.of persons allowed
|Eka Rudrabhishekam||200 Rs.||2||6:00 a.m -8:00 a.m|
|2||Special Darshan||50 Rs.||1|
6:00 a.m -12:00 p.m and 4:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m
|4||Nithya Kalyanam||1116 Rs.||1 couple|
|Sasvitha Abhishekam||1116 Rs.||–||–|
|6||Navagraha Abhishekam||100 Rs.||–|
|Rudra Homam||2116 Rs.||–||–|
|8||Nithya Abhisheka Pathakam||3116 Rs.||–|
|Karthikamasa Abhishekam||1116 Rs.||–||–|
|10||Chandi Homam||2116 Rs.||–|
|Sahasra Namarchana||100 Rs.||–||–|
|12||Masa Shivaratri Abhishekam||516 Rs.||–|
|Maha Shivaratri Abhishekam||216 Rs.||–||–|
|14||Nitya Pooja Pathakam||1516 Rs.||–|
Amareswara Swamy Nithya Kalyanam:
However, Amareswara Swamy Pooja Nithya Kalyanam will perform to Utsav deities in Mandapam along with the main deity for Darshan.
This Kalyanam will perform by temple priests only. This seva will perform daily but not on Special days.
There is no online booking of seva tickets available for this temple. Devotees must purchase seva tickets on the same day of kalyanam at the temple counters.
It takes 1 hour to complete the Seva. Couples will perform this Seva.
However, by chanting the Rudra mantra Temple priests perform Amareswara Swamy Pooja and Abhishekam. Devotees are allowed to perform and watch the Abhishekam.
This Seva will perform on all days. Usually, it takes 30-45 minutes to complete the pooja.
The devotees have to purchase the tickets at the Temple counter on the same day. No online booking facility available.
- Laddu Prasadam – 10 Rs.
- Uchitha Pulihora 1kg – 100 Rs.
How To Reach Amareswara Swamy Temple:
- The nearest airport is Gannavaram airport which is 56 Km far away.
- Guntur Jn and New Guntur railway stations are nearby to Guntur. From there you can reach by local transport or private transport to Amaravathi Temple.
- Amareswara Swamy Temple is 30 km from Guntur main bus station.
- However, Kanchikcherala, Ibrahimpatnam, and Kondapally bus stations are nearby to Amaravathi. Besides this APSRTC runs a number of buses to Amaravathi.