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Archaeological Sites in India: Amaravati

12-FEB-2013 13:09

     

    Name : Amaravati 
    State: Andra Pradesh
    District: Guntur
    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.

    Name: Amaravati 

    State: Andra Pradesh

    District: Guntur

    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.

     

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