History of Amararamam Temple
Amararamam is the one the temple or Kshetra of Pancharamalu or Pancharama Kshetras. The Lord Shiva is worshipped in the form of Amareshwara swamy or Amaralingeshwara swamy.
Amaralingeswara Swamy temple is located in Amararama, which is located at Amaravathi town in Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Amareswara Swamy or Amaralingeswara Swamy refers is the main diety in this temple. The temple is situated on the southern bank of Krishna River.
The Shivalinga in this temple is very tall that the archakas mount a pedestal platform, and perform the daily rituals as well as Abhisheka. We can see a red stain on the top of the Shiva Linga. It is said that Shivalinga was growing up in size and to stop its growth, a nail has been hit onto the top of the Shivalinga. When the nail dug into the Shiva Linga, blood started to oozing from the Shivalinga and the stain can be see even today.
In Amararamam temple, the main festivals are the Mahashivaratri, which comes in the Magha Bahula Dasami and the Navaratri and the Kalyana Utsavas. Amaravati is thus an important Kshetra situated at a particularly sacred spot of the holy river Krishna and is a consecrated place of worship, of importance to both Buddhism and Hinduism.