Amaravathi History


Amaravathi History

Andhra Pradesh, a historic place is known for its rich heritage, monuments, linguistic literary spheres and culture. Focusing on glorious past of one can explore the diverse culture and historical tradition of Andhra Pradesh’s new capital amravathi Amaravathi has snuggled the limelight on the ancient town, mainstay enabled, creating in a wave of nostalgia and hope post-catastrophe nimbly of the undivided state last year.

Tracing the history of Amravathi, the name that’s has emphasized on reviving the unity of Andhras has been chosen for its historical, spiritual and mythological significance nevertheless re. Its Located at a distance of around 16 miles from the city of Guntur connected with high quality motorable road. Amaravathi is named after its famous temple of Amareswara Swamy, which enshrines the Swayambhu linga. Amaravathi also houses the Mahachaitya Stupa, which was built in the 2nd Century B.C. The stupa is richly admired and explored with carvings contributing the life and spiritual teachings of Buddha. The stupa also has a museum, containing a collection of old monuments, terracotta antiquities and a pictographic depiction of Buddha’s.

Aramavathi’ (house for ‘aramas’ or monasteries), dates to 2nd century BCE. It was the capital of Satavahanas who ruled from 2nd century BCE to 3rd century CE after the downfall of Maurya Empire. Amaravathi was part of  Delhi SultanateMusunuri NayaksBahmani SultanateVijayanagara Empire, Sultanate of Golconda and Mughal Empire successively before founding Nizam of Hyderabad in 1724. It was ceded to France in 1750 but was captured by England in 1759 and was ceded to England. Guntur returned to Nizam in 1768 but was ceded to England again in 1788. It was briefly occupied by Hyder Ali. It was part of Madras Presidency during colonial period

Amravathi, derives its name from Amareswaram, also famous for Amareswara temple dedicated to Lord Siva, which is one of the famous Pancharamas or Pancharama Kshetras. Pancharamas or Pancharama Kshetras are five ancient Hindu temples of Lord Shiva situated in Andhra Pradesh. After the decline of Satavahanas, Andhra Ikshvakus and later Pallava kings ruled Krishna river valley. Subsequently, Eastern Chalukyas and Telugu Cholasheld sway over the region. During the medieval times, Kota Kings were under the influence of Amaravathi. Kota kings were subdued by Kakatiyas in 11th century CE and Amaravati became part of the unified Telugu empire.