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Amravati History, India

Amravati is a metropolis in the state of Maharashtra in India. There are several temples in the city. Amravati consists of four divisions. The name Amravati means the ‘abode of immortals’. Amravati was the capital of Berar which is in Vidarbha.

 Berar was earlier a part of the great Indial ruler, Ashoka's empire. It was handed to the East India company in 1833.

Berar was divided into two districts, Balaghat or S.Berar and N.Berar. Bhagat Singh, the great freedom fighter of India had hidden for 3 days in Amravati when he was hiding from the British and he visited Hanuman Akhada frequently during that time.

Amravati, has a population of 2,606,100 according to the Consensus in 2001.

 Females constitute about 47% and males about 53% of the inhabitants. But only 44% of the total population is above the poverty line and this is a matter of great shame and sorrow.

The Temple of Goddess Amba is a prominent model of spiritual and structural design in the Vidharbha Region. A tunnel was used by lord Krishna from Ambadevi to Koundinyapur(Near Amravati), when he ran away with Goddess Rukmani. This tunnel still exists today but remains closed these days. Many investigated the span of the tunnel, but without much luck.

A fair takes place in Amravati during Navarati and the event is celebrated with a lot of vigor and zeal by the people.

Amravati is also known for the Sai Temple. Diwali and Holi festivals are celebrated with a lot of vigour and enthusiasm in Amravati.

There are some rumors that Amravati would be one of the international airport sites in the future but it is still uncertain.

Overall, it’s one of the most important historical place in India. 

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