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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

The other four places where the four pieces of the Linga from the throat of Tarakasura fell, are Bhimarama or Bhima- varam in Kakinada, Ksheerarama or Palakollu in West Godavari, Draksharama in East Godavari, and Kumararama which is Kotipalli in East Godavari District.

The Lord Amareswara here is worshipped with his consort Bala Chamundika who is considered as the fourth of the 18 godd- esses. There are also manyimportant minor deities inside the temple.

The present temple of Amaravati owes much to Raja Sri Vasireddi Venkatadri Nayudu who was a great leader of the 18th century.

The popular legend has it that once during the course of putting down a rebellion in his land he bad to have recourse to a massacre of the Chenchus, whereupon he lost his mental peace, which he regained only when he came to Amaravati.

Raja Vasireddi Venkatadri Nayudu built Jaggayyapet in memory of his father, Acchampet in memory of his mother, and Rajapet in his own name.

He shifted his place from Chintapalli to Amaravati in 1796, and devoted his entire life, time and revenues to building temples to Lord Siva.

He renovated the Amareswaraswamy temple here, got nine learned archana to be brought for the daily archana of the Lord, and provided them with all the needs of livelihood, including the ground of 12 acres of land to each. The temple as it stands owes much to him.

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