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Amaravathi City Travel Guide

Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh: Amaravati is an ancient city, locally known as Dipaldinne or 'Hill of Lamps', is a small town near Guntur. It is situated on the banks of river Krishna in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India. The site of Amaravati is just next to a place called Dharanikota, also called as Dhanyakataka (Town of Paddy). It was the capital of the Satavahana Kings- the first kings of Andhra, during 1st to 3rd century AD. This place is famous for the temple of Lord Siva and hence it is also known as 'punyakshetra' (A holy place). 

The presence of River Krishna makes the place even more sacred. This beautiful place is also a famous Buddhist pilgrimage all over the world as there are Buddhist sculptures and giant Maha Stupas. Amaravati is popular for the Amareshwara temple, a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. There is also a Buddha Stupa that is famous all over the world. 

Also, an Archaeological museum depicts some of the sculptures found at Amaravati Stupas, coins of gold, silver and lead used during historic days.

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" DHARANIKOTA - Ganna Bhupala Dantuluri was ruling a tract about Dharanikota about 1400 A.D. was of Kota lineage. Famous Telugu poet Srinatha wrote 'Dhananjaya Vijayam' and dedicated it to Dantuluri Gannabhupala. Mahamuni Kavya Kanta Ganapathi Shastry mentioned in his book that King Dantuluri Gannabhupala gave away his daughter Surambika to Ana Vema Reddy who ruled Addanki. This was mentioned to be the first marriage between Kshatriya and Reddy communities" (Source worldlibrary. org) ... added by   Subbaraja on May 14 2015
DHARANI KOTA ( Kota) / AMARAVATHI KINGS " The Kotas of Dhanamjaya Gothra appear as the second among the four important branches of Kshatriyas in Telugu land" - page 174 'History of Andhra Country' 1000AD-1500AD by Yashoda Devi.Book published by Gyan Publishing House. ... added by   Maruthi on May 14 2015
The important 4 Dynasties that ruled the Telugu land : a) PARICHEDIS ( Guhila , Vishnukundin Clan ) - Their gothra 'Vashishta' b) KOTA/ DHARANI KOTA ( Kubja Vishnuvardhana , Eastern Chalukya Clan) - 'Dhananjaya' gothra c) KAKATI/KAKATIYA ( Karikala Chola, Kakati Prola Raju Clan) - Their gothra 'Kashyapa' d) VARNATA ( Aditya chola, Varnata Rajendra Chola Clan) - Their gothra ' Kaundinyasa' Information available on this topic in Telugu book " Andhra Samsthanamulu - Sahitya Poshana" published by... added by   Maruthi on May 14 2015
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