PRESIDING DEITY AND LOCATION :
Sri Chintamani Parshvanath Bhagwan in black color seated in a lotus posture, of height 120cms, in a shrine on the banks of river Krishna outside the village of Amravati. (Shve)
ANTIQUITY AND SALIENT FEATURES :
It is difficult to make a guess about the shrine’s antiquity but the style of sculptures, atmosphere of the place and comparison with the antiquity of other shrines in Andhra Pradesh give one an approximate idea about it. Possibly the shrine should be a period earlier than a thousand years. The last renovations on the temple were carried out in Vikram year 2031. Now again renovation is required to be done.
The ancient shrine being located on the banks of river Krishna in a peaceful atmosphere of quiet serenity and natural beauty is the fittest place for meditation. This ancient shrine is the only one of its king situated on the banks of a river of Andhra Pradesh. Every year a festival fair is held on Posh Krishna Dasami. There is no other temple nearby.
APPROACH – ROUTE :
The nearby railway station of Guntur is 35 Kms away from the shrine where autos, taxis and buses are available. Bus stand is half a kilometer from the temple where auto-rickshaws and cycle- rickshaws are available. Cars and buses can go right upto the temple doors.
AMENITIES FOR JAIN PILGRIMS :
Near the temple, there are few rooms for lodging but at present there is not much facilities.
MANAGED BY :
Sri Chintamani Parshvanath Jain Swetamber Mandir Pedhi
P.O. Amravati – 522 020
Dist : Guntur (A.P.)
Tel : 0863- 214834 (PP) (Guntur)