Archaeological Sites in India: Amaravati
State: Andra Pradesh
Situated: On the banks of river Krishna
Famous for: Amareswara temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is one of the famous Pancharamas.
Also known as: Dhanyakataka/Dharanikota (Dhanyakataka/Dharanikota was the site of a great Buddhist Stupa built in pre-Mauryan times)
Legend: The Skanda Purana gives a picture of the place and the Siva temple located here.
Geography: The city is located at 16°34 N 80°22 E on the south bank of Krishna river.
Located at: Amaravati is located 35 km northwest of Guntur.
Culture: The people of Amaravati speak Telugu. The common traditional clothing for women is a Saree and for men a Pancha or a Lungi.