Amravati (also known as Amrawati or Amraoti) is a city in the state of Maharashtra in India. It is believed to be the city of Lord Indra, the king of gods. The city boasts of historical temples of Goddess Amba, Lord Shri Krishna and Shri Venkateshwara. ** Amravati - Spirituality** The "Temple of Goddess Amba" is one of the famous spiritual architecture in Vidharbha Region. There's a legend that when Lord Krishna ran away with Goddess Rukhamini from her wedding ceremony, he used a tunnel laying from Ambadevi temple to Koundinyapur (another spiritual place near Amravati). This tunnel is still in existence but is now closed. Many research team over the years have tried to investigate about the length of the tunnel but all their efforts were in vain. In Navaratri, there's a fair which goes on for 9 days where people from all nearby towns and villages participate and dance Garba/Dandiya till late night. The city is also known for Sai temple along with Bhaktidham situated in Sai nagar. Major Indian festivals like Diwali and Holi are celebrated with lots of enthusiasm.)
Amravati means 'abode of immortals'. Amravati was the capital of Berar, which was part of present-day Vidharbha. Berar was part of the Mauryan emperor Ashoka's empire. In 1833 Berar was handed over to the British East India Company. It was divided into two districts, South Berar or Balaghat and North Berar. In 1956, with the reorganisation of the states, Amravati was transferred from Madhya Pradesh to Bombay state, and in 1960 with the creation of Maharashtra, Amravati became one of its districts. Freedom fighter Bhagat Singh was hiding for 3 days in Amravati during his underground tenure and he frequently visited Hanuman Akhada (Gym) during that time. There were many other freedom fighters who laid their lives seeking Indian Independence.
Amravati is located at 20.93° N 77.75° E. It has an average elevation of 343 metres (1125 feet). It lies 156 km (97 miles) west of Nagpur. As with so many other small cities in India, Amravati is growing rapidly in terms of living quality. The town is located near the passes through the hills that separate the cotton-growing regions of the Purna basin to the West and the Wardha basin to the East. Amravati is a growing industrial center, with cotton mills as an important industry. The town is expanding toward Badnera, 10 km to the south, which is the location of the railway junction. National Highway 6 from Hajira (Surat) to Kolkatta passes through the city, which is part of Asian Highway 6.
Amravati has a tropical wet and dry climate with hot, dry summers from March to June, the monsoon season from July to October and warm winters from November to March.
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