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Temples & Legends of Andhra pradesh
Index of Andhra Pradesh

Kulapati's Preface

Author - Shri. N . Ramesan On Temples
Srisailam

Ahobalam

Alampur Lepakshi
Tadpatri Mahanandi
Tirupati Kalahasti
Chezerla

Amaravati

Mangalagiri Vijayawada
Akiripalli Draksharama
Kotipalli Annavaram
Simhachalam Arasavalli
Srikurmam Bhadrachalam
Yadagiri Vemulavada
Dharmapuri
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AMARAVATI

Amaravati and Dharanikota. Which is adjacent, were the seats of the ancient Andhra Emperors and the place is full of antiquities of the greatest archeological value.

The lofty temple of Amareswara stands on the bank of the holy river Krishna, and is situated at a spot on the river Krishna where it takes a north-to- south course, while the main river flows from west to east.

Such spots where the river takes a different course for short distance are considered to be very holy places, where temples are normally built.

The origin of the temple shrouded in mystery, though there are many legends, Puranic and historical, about it.

But the sanctity and the holiness of the place attract even now thousands of pilgrims.

The temple is situated right on the bank of the river Krishna and is surrounded on all the four sides by towering gopuras of the usual Dravidian type.

The vimana of the tenable also' shows the same style of architecture. There is one legend that the temple was originally Buddhist in origin and later on this was readapted for Hindu worship.

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