Amaramma is one of the famous Panchama Kshetras that is located in Amaravati Town in Andrapradesh. The sacred temple is located near Guntur City in Andra Pradesh and it carries a beautiful story. The temple is basically of Lord Shiva and it is considered to be holy and sacred as it is said that Lord Indra came to earth and installed the Shivalinga in this location. Thus, the place is considered to be divine and it attracts lot of visitors. The Shivalinga in this place is very tall that when the abhisheka is performed, it is a treat to the eyes. The Shivalinga is said to grow every day and reached this height which makes it tallest of all. To prevent its further growth a nail is hit into the head of the lingam.
The temple has unique structure designed into a well-made architect that attracts tourists in large numbers. It was also one of the Chief Temples of Krishnadevaraya Wodeyar of Mysore. The temple is carefully taken care and opened for visitors to pay their respect to the deity.
There’s a beautiful story engraved within this temple!
The legend shares a beautiful story that surrounds within the Linga. It is said that Lord Shiva destroyed the three tripuras, among which only Shivalingam was left unharmed, which he again divided into five pieces and worshipped that as Pancharama Shrines. The Shrines that is worshipped here are the part of same Shiva Linga and the Shiva Linga is placed by Lord Indra. The story also revolves around Chintapalli, Vasireddy and Dharanikota who were said to be the greatest devotees of Lord Amaralingeshwara. The chintapalli king engaged himself in betterment of the temple. A war broke out and during this the king was really disturbed and he found peace of mind after he visited Amaravati. The king later shifted his Chintapalli palace to Amaravati. After this he engaged most of his time and money in erecting temples of Lord Shiva. He became the devoted follower of Lord Shiva.
How to reach the temple?:
By Road – There are many good constructed roads to reach this place from other major cities and towns. There are many local transport and government vehicles readily available to reach this city.
By Train – You can also consider railway transport to reach the place. The nearest railway station is Penddakurapadu and from there to reach the temple you can choose a bus or a cab.
By Air – Rajiv Gandhi international Airport is in a distance of 244 Kilometers from the temple. Thus, it is preferable if you take the road or the railway transport.
The most suitable time to visit the temple in during the winter; however you can visit the place anytime as the climate here is moderate and suitable for travelling around. The festival season can be the right time to visit as there will lot of activities that takes place which enhances your experience. The journey to the temple is made easy and thus making it the most visited temple.