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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

There are also legends about the Kshetra Mahatmyam and the Kshetramurthy Mahatmyam hen-. The Sthalapurana has the following to say about this.

Once there was a town called Dhanyaka- takam. Dhanyakatakam is the same as Varanasi or the holy Kasi.

Lord Amareswara is no other than Lord Vishwanatha and the river Krishna at this spot is no other than the river Ganga.

So far as the Sthala Mahatmyam goes, the same results will be obtained by reaching Amaravati, having a bath in Krishna river, and worshipping Lord Amareswara, as any devotee will get, if he reaches Benaras, has a bath in the river Ganges,and worships Lord Vishwanatha.

Lord Siva with his Pramatha ganas was residing in Dhanyakataka. He was also called as Crounchanathudu. The capital of this Crounchapuri is called Amaravati.

The legend goes on to say that once, the Devatas were defeated by the Rakshasas and, after getting the boon of Lord Siva, that he would kill the Rakshasas, the Devatas in refuge came to reside in this Dhanyakataka and from that time onwards it is called Amaravati. Or the abode of the Amaras.

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