Place:Amaravati, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India


TypeCity or town
Located inGuntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Amaravati is a small town situated on the banks of the River Krishna at 35 KM north-west of Guntur in the Guntur District (of which it is a mandal) of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is famous for its Amareswara temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is one of the famous Pancharamas. Amaravati, also known as Dhanyakataka/Dharanikota[1][2][3] was the site of a great Buddhist Stupa built in pre-Mauryan times. It was also the capital of Satavahanas, the first great Andhra kings who ruled from the 2nd century BCE to the 3rd century CE, after the downfall of Maurya empire.

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