Amaravati ( Andhra Pradesh , South India)
Amaravati is a notable place in Guntur region of Andhra Pradesh. It is located about 35 kms away from Guntur. Situated on the south bank of the river Krishna, Amaravati is famed for its Buddhist influence that attained glorious heights during the reign of the Satavahanas and the Ikswakus.
The old remnants of the Buddhist cult can be seen in many of the sculptures, panels, and Chaityas around this place. The ancient Buddhist Vihara has been preserved in the form of a model at the museum recently opened at this place. Very near at Jaggayyapet, the remains of a Buddhist Stupa can be seen. The ancient temple of Amareshwara with the tall Linga on the banks of river Krishna is a popular religious centre. Many such Buddhist and Jain relics are found at Gudivada also.