Fast Facts :
Situation : Sattenapalli Taluk of Guntur District
Importance : Site of Archaeology
Chief Findings : Buddha’s Great Stupa
Popular For : Country’s largest Stupa of Buddha
In the Guntur District’s Sattenapatti Taluk is situated the very popular Amaravati. Here you can find several temples which are famous among people, there is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, known has 'Amareswara', there are also many Buddhist figurines. The temple of Amareswara is considered very serene due to the three factors of the place one is the River Krishna, this is believed to be the most imperative Kshetra bearing a ‘Sthalamahatyam’ and the last is the Sri Mahalinga Murthy this entire are personified at one place here.
The Stupa Relics :
Amaravati is famed for its fortune trove of leftovers of Buddhist faction - sculptured panels, murals and carvings. Amaravati received its eminence as of the Mahastupa, the country’s biggest Stupa. It is finished with marble with a height of 6 feet and the width of 36.5 feet, and girded by a circulative alleyway, which was established in the 3rd century BC. The Mahastupa is locally known as Hillock of laps or Deepaladinne.
The uniqueness of its innovative builder is unknown even though a splinter of a pillar dedication is sited at the site, indicative of an involvement with Ashoka, in the 3rd century by the big Mauryan emperor. The Stupa was a reservoir for a quantity of minute relic caskets in addition to this it focuses on the immense religious Buddhist complex.
The Stupa of Amaravati symbolizes the set of stupas made of bricks bearing a stone slab veneering surrounding on the domes lower parts and the drum. Extravagantly engraved and sculptured in its affluent days, only its traces can be seen now. The sculptures in reprieve embellished in the interiors and exteriors of the Stupa and even in the base of the drum. The stupas are kept at the Government Museum, Chennai.
Its structural design and accompaniments are habitually to be contingent from its existing remains and many replicas engraved in relief on what formed the casing slabs, found at the site. The main festivals that are celebrated here are Navratri, Kalyana Utsav and Maha Shivratri.