Amaravathi is one among the Pancharamas in AP, India – located on Krounchasila on the banks of River Krishna | Road (Route) map to Amaravathi from Vijayawada
Amaramaram which is popularly known as Amaravathi is one of the Pancharamas in Andhra Pradesh. Mythology gives many explanations relating to Pancharamas. Amaravathi was once an abode to many Gods, Yakshas and Kinneras. All of these once did penance to please Lord Shiva. When Lord Shiva appeared they prayed him to kill the demon Tarakasura. On their request, Subrahmanyeshwara Swamy, son of Lord Shiva killed the demon. Shivalingam at Amaravathi is believed to be the largest. This is a marble lingam of 15 feet. Lord Shiva is worshipped as Amareshwara here. Another story which is popular is that this Lingam is installed by Indra – king of Devas, Brihaspathi – Guru of devas and Sukracharya – Guru of demons. Amaravathi is located on a small hill called Krounchasila on the banks of River Krishna. From the architecture of the temple, it can be understood that this was built in 11th century and the rulers of Vijayanagara allotted money for its development.
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