Amaravathi, Amaralingeswara Swamy Temple: The presence of the Amreshwara Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, fetched the name Punyakshetra to Amaravati. Here one can find the different and elevated forms of Lord Shiva who is believed to exist in five different forms of lingams called as Pranaveswara , Agasteswara, Kosaleswara, Pomeswara and Parthiveswara . Lord Shiva, in the form of a 15 feet high white marble Shiva lingam, is the presiding deity worshipped in this temple along with other deities.
On the right side of the sanctum of Lord Shiva you can see the sanctum of His spouse Bala Chamundika (incarnation of Goddess Parvati). The architecture of the temple is worth appreciating as there are four high gopura (temple tower) built in Dravidian style, surrounding the temple. Even the Vimana (tower of the sanctum sanctorum) of this temple is built in the same style of architecture. There is a white marble Lotus Medallion above the cylindrical Mula Virat (main idol) in the Garbha griha of the temple. This cylindrical Mula Virat and the intricately decorated lotus Medallion are built in typical Buddhist style.