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Amaravati may refer to:

  • Amaravati (capital), in Hinduism, (అమరావతి) is the capital of Svarga, a temporary paradise where the dead live. It is ruled by Indra and located on Mt. Meru.
  • Amaravati River, flows from Kerala into Tamil Nadu, where it joins the river Kaveri
  • Amaravati (India), a small town on the banks of river Krishna near Guntur City in the state of Andhra Pradesh
  • Amravati, the name given to a district and its headquarters in the state of Maharashtra (India)

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Amaravati,Amrawati Tours,Amravati City,Amaravati Buddhist Pilgrimage,Amareswara Temple,Andhra Pradesh,India (788 words)
Amaravati is situated in Sattenapalli Taluk of Guntur District and it is famous as the seat of a temple to Lord Shiva worshipped here as Lord 'Amareswara' and also for the Buddhist sculptures, which are world famous.
Amaravati was also the capital of the Satavahana Dynasty, which ruled for four centuries 814c to 140 AD and was an ancient Buddhist centre in the region.
Amaravati is famous for its treasure trove of remnants of Buddhist cult - carvings, murals and sculptured panels.
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Paddy field poverty to aristocracy, exodus and renewal – the extraordinary arc of Sister Bodhipala’s life culminates in the daily practice of a nun at Amaravati.
Sister Bodhipala, formerly known as Renée Pan, came to Amaravati shortly after offering her life to the Buddha as a nun – giving up political and social work in her native Cambodia, having already left the children she’d raised to adulthood and a successful career in America.
For the past decade she has been a member of the nuns’ community at Amaravati.
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