Amaravathi is a village in Guntur district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is located on the banks of Krishna River in Amaravathi mandal of Guntur revenue division. The village is a part of Andhra Pradesh Capital Region, located 35 km (22 mi) west of the foundation stone of Amaravathi laid at Uddandarayunipalem. Amaravati, the capital of Andhra Pradesh derives its name from the village. It is a heritage town and was the capital of the Satavahana Kingdom. Amaralingeswara temple in the village is a Pancharama Kshetra for the Hindus. It is also a historic Buddhist site, and the Amaravathi Mahachaitya stupa was built here between the 2nd century BCE and the 3rd century CE. There is also the Dhyana Buddha statue, a very large 21st-century Buddha statue in Dhyana posture. It is one of the sites for Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) scheme of Government of India.
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