Gautama Buddha preached at Dharanikota/Dhanyakatakam near Guntur and conducted Kalachakra ceremony, which takes its antiquity to 500 BCE.Taranatha, a Buddhist monk writes: "On the full moon of the month Caitra in the year following his enlightenment, at the great stupa of Dhanyakataka, the Buddha emanated the mandala of "The Glorious Lunar Mansions" (Kalachakra).In 1724 CE, Asaf Jah, viceroy of the empire's southern provinces, declared his independence as the Nizam of Hyderabad.The coastal districts of Hyderabad, known as the Northern Circars, were occupied by the French in 1750."Thank God for this site because this site got me my dream guy, today we both are married.
The Guntur region played a significant role in the struggle for independence and the formation of Andhra Pradesh.
It is said that Agastya built the temple in the last Treta-Yuga around the Swayambhu Linga and hence the name. The place of Sitanagaram and the Guthikonda Caves can be traced (through Vedic Puranas) back to the last Treta-Yuga and Dwapara-Yuga (Traditional Time scale: 1.7 to 0.5 million years ago).
Guntur District is home to the second oldest evidence of human habitation in India, in the form of Palaeolithic (old stone age) implements.
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