Places around Guntur with History

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1/9 Places to Visit in Guntur with History

Amaravati cultural and heritage museum located in a the Amaravati town. Amaravati was once the capital of Satavahna kingdom which is now at a distance of 32. 3 kms from Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. It stores the thousand-year-old relics which were found during Excavation. The architecture of the time of Lord Buddha is depicted through the sculptures and relics of this museum.

The relics are a collection from different places of Andhra Pradesh. The sculptures of Mahachaitya Stupa which dates back to the 3rd century are also a part of this museum. This museum provides the visitors with th...

2/9 Places to Visit in Guntur with History
Amaravati Stupa, Guntur
32.7 kms from Guntur city limits

Amaravati Stupa was one of the largest stupas of Andhra Pradesh. Situated in Amaravati Village, it is at a distance of 32. 7 kms from Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. It is one of the finest examples of the Buddhist Architecture of ancient India. It is located on the banks of River Krishna. Tourists visit this place from distant lands to witness the architectural finesse and religious significance of this place. It is also known as Mahachaitya Stupa.

The great Stupa or Mahachaitya Stupa at Amaravati is well-known for Buddhist history related to it. Amaravati village named after Amareswara ...

3/9 Places to Visit in Guntur with History
Bhattiprolu Buddhist Stupa
55 kms from Guntur city limits

Bhattiprolu, a village in Guntur Andhra Pradesh well-known for the historic Buddhist Stupa. Bhattiprolu Buddhist Stupa is located at a distance of 55 kms from Guntur.

The relics of Buddha are said to have yielded from this stupa. It was in the year 1870 that the three mounds were discovered in the flourishing Buddhist town in the ancient Sala Kingdom, Bhattiprolu. Three inscribed stone relic caskets containing crystal caskets, jewels, and relics of Lord Buddha were found. The dome of this stupa is 40 metres in diameter with the basement of 2. 4 metres basement. Black stone casket, ...

4/9 Places to Visit in Guntur with History

Standing tall at a height of 125 feet, the gigantic Dhyana Buddha (meditating Buddha) statue is the most significant work done at Guntur in modern times and a symbol of richness and glory of Amaravati art. This statue is of great religious and historical significance and thus marks Amaravati as a major centre of pilgrimage and tourism.

The statue can be seen in a scenic locale around the lush green fields and on the banks of Krishna river spread across 4. 5 acre. The Dhyana Buddha project was started in the year 2003 and completed in 2015. The Lord Buddha statue depicts meditating (...

5/9 Places to Visit in Guntur with History

Kotappakonda is one of the famous historic temples, in Guntur district, located 60 kms south-west of Guntur city. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is a temporal abode of Trikoteswara Swamy. The holy hill appears with three peaks when watched from any direction. And the three peaks are described as Lord Brahma, the god of creation, Lord Vishnu, the preserver god and Lord Rudra, the god of storms. Hence is known as Trikutadri.

To reach the temple one has to climb stairway of about thousand steps. There are four temples located in the temple complex of Kotappakonda temple. On...

6/9 Places to Visit in Guntur with History
Nagarjuna Sagar Dam
142.3 kms from Guntur city limits

Nagarjuna Sagar Dam is located on the Krishna River, which is on either side of the borders of Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh and Nalgonda district of Telangana state. The dam is located at a distance of 142. 3 kms away from Guntur city.

Nagarjuna Sagar Dam was constructed between the years from 1955 to 1969. It has an amazing and impressive gross storage capacity 11,472 million cubic meters in its reservoir. It serves the purpose of irrigation facility to the districts of Prakasam, Nalgonda, Guntur and Khamman with its large canal system network. The dam currently holds the rec...

7/9 Places to Visit in Guntur with History

Sri Pankala Lakshmi Narsimha Swamy Temple is located in Mangalagiri of Guntur District, about 28 kms from the city. The temple of Sri Panakala Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy is situated on the hill. On the right side of the steps (provided to reach the temple), there is a stone inscription by Sri Krishna deva Raya of Vijayanagar, and a little further up, the foot prints of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu can be seen. Midway up the steps, there is a temple of Lord Panakala Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy, where there is only the face with the mouth of the idol opened wide.

This place is one of the 8 important ...

8/9 Places to Visit in Guntur with History

The Amaravati Mahachaitya (Stupa) is a ruined Buddhist monument, probably built in phases between the third century BCE and about 250 CE, located within city limits of Amaravathi village of Guntur district.

The monument was not called a stupa in ancient inscriptions, but rather the mahachaitya or great sanctuary. The earliest inscription from the site belongs to the early centuries BCE but it cannot be assigned to Ashoka with certainty. In the early period, the stupa had a simple railing consisting of granite pillars, with plain cross-bars, and coping stones. The coping stones with y...

9/9 Places to Visit in Guntur with History
Someshwara Swamy Temple, Sitanagaram
32 kms from Guntur city limits

Sitanagaram is a small town located at a distance about 32 kms from the main Guntur City. This place is known to have been in existence right from the Treta Yuga and the important thing worth to mention here is that this town has found a mention in the great epic Ramayana. The town of Sitanagaram is popular for the Someswara Swamy Temple.

The history of the Someswara Temple, Bhimavaram, is that according to beliefs, during Tarakasura vadha, the Shivalingam which was present on the throat of Tarakasura, a powerful asura, was divided into five pieces. The Pancharama Kshetras are prese...