Amaralingeswara Swamy temple is located in Amararama which is one of the Pancharama Kshetras which is located at Amaravati town near Guntur City in Andhra Pradesh in southern India. Lord Shiva is known as Amareswara Swamy or Amaralingeswara Swamy here. The temple is situated on the southern bank of Krishna River. The consort of Lord Amareswara Swamy is Bala Chamundika. The Sivalinga at this place is installed and established by Lord Indra.It had been additionally the capital of Satavahanas, the primarily nice Andhra kings who dominated from the 2nd century to the 3rd century, when there was the downfall of Maurya empire.
This Amaravati temple is devoted to Lord Shiva and homes a 15 feet high white marble Shiva symbol. On the four sides of the Amaravati temple are large gopurams in a usually Dravidian architectural style. As per the Hindu mythology, Amareswara, Amaravati temple is devoted to Lord Shiva, the 'destroyer of the Universe'. The Amareswara Swamy temple is found on little hammock named as Krouncha Shaila in Amaravati. The temple is one among the famous Pancharamas. Amaravati, additionally called Dhanyakataka/Dharanikota was the location of an excellent Buddhist stupa, built in pre-Mauryan times. The other four of Pancharama temples are Kumararama, Ksheerarama and Bheemarama and Draksharama.
The temple has three Levels. There are four pillars in four directions. There are many devotees of Lord Shiva they are Parasveswara, Agasteswarar and Kosalevara. In the second level lord Kala Bhairava as kshetra palaka, in the south-west of the third level srisaila mallikarjuna, Kashi Vishveswarar in north-west direction, Chandiswara in north-east, Srikalahasteswarar in the south-east. It is noteworthy that Amravati is located in those directions geographically. The Venugopala Swamy Temple is also located in this fortification, proving that there is no difference between the Shiva kesavas. Not everyone is entering the grave Sri Bala Chamundeswari Devi is consort of Lord Shiva.This is regarded as one of the Shakti Peetha’s.
The Sivalinga here is very tall that the archakas mount a pedestal platform, and perform the daily rituals as well as Abhisheka. The top of the Linga has a red stain on it. It is said that Sivalinga was growing up in size and to stop its growth, a nail has been hit onto the top of the Sivalinga. When the nail dug into the Linga, blood started to ooze from the Sivalinga it seems. The stain can be see even today.
The temple remains open from morning 6.00 AM to 1.00 PM and 4.00 PM to 8.00PM