Amaralingeswara Swamy Temple at Amaravati in Guntur District – Amareswara Temple in Andhra Pradesh



Amaralingeswara Swamy Temple, is one of the Pancharama Kshetras, and is located at Amaravati in Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh. Lord Shiva is worshipped here as Amareswara. The temple is located around 20 km northwest of Guntur at the sacred spot of Amararama in Amaravati.

The white Shivling worshipped in the temple is 15 feet high. There is a red stain atop the Shivling. Legend has it that a nail was inserted to stop the Shivling from growing. The red color is blood. Even today one can see red color stains on the Shivling.

Mother Goddess Shakti is worshipped here as Bala Chandika.

Located on the banks of Krishna River, the architecture of the temple is typical Dravidian style. There are four gopurams or South Indian style temple towers. The temple is believed to have been built during the 10th century AD. It underwent renovation in the 14th and 17th centuries.

Saptarishis is believed to have worshipped the Shivling.

Temple timings
6 AM to 1 PM and 4 PM to 8 PM.