culturally advanced and commercially thriving town of Guntur enjoyed
a pre-eminent place in the history of Andhra Pradesh, and its
coastal region. The import oriented commercial crops like tobacco
and cotton, in addition to bumper harvests of paddy and pulses
raised the state economy to an enviable degree of importance. Its
socio-political life too is far advanced, along with registering a
high reputation in the field of literature. The district, bearing
the same name has scores of famous shrines of both antiquity and
modernity. Their maintenance is
emulation worthy. The religious life is marching hand in hand with
other aforesaid activities.
the dozens of temples built for Rama, Vinayaka, Sakti, Vasavi,
Anjaneya, the Sivaalayas have acquired commendable reputation on the
basis of performance of functions and conduct of periodical
festivals. The involvement of the organisers deserve mention.
are two Sivaalayas that have been carrying on Saivaaradhana
activities with a devotional fervor of supreme type. These ancient
Sivaalayas are built in the busy parts of the town. They are
imposing in construction and are enshrinii:6- all the adorable
Saivate gods like Vinayaka, Subrahmanyaswamy, Mother Parvathi,
are accessible by bus
and rickshaw, from Railway Station or bus stand.