On last Thursday our prime minister, Shri Narendra Modiji announced Amravati as the newest capital city of Andhra Pradesh in an event at a remote village near Guntur. With the announcement, obvious debate and discussion arises on why Amravati is selected as the newest capital of the state. Some feels happy with the decision, others wonder.
Here are the six probable reasons why Amravati has been chosen for this honor.
Location of Amravati
If you consider only from the location point of view, choosing Amravati is a wise decision taken by central government. As the new capital is located in between Guntur and Vijaywada, the two already established cities which help Amravati to become developed in quick time.
Historical importance of Amravati
Amravati was once the capital of Andhra Desam. Probable the first capital city of this ancient telegu country. The great “Mourya” and “Satbahana” dynasties ruled almost half of ancient India from their capital Amravati.
Amravati is the witness of the glory and fame of ancient Telegu culture.
From religious standpoint also, Amravati has a great importance. The largest Buddhist Stupa of India is located here and every year, many Buddhist from different countries visit Amravati as this place is considered as one of the most sacred place for them.
Hindus can also relate the place with their religion as famous Durga Mandir is located here.
The name “Amtavati” is quite familiar to the Buddhist countries so there is every possibility of having assistance and support in terms of industrial, financial and infrastructural investment from Japan, Singapore, Sri Lanka and other countries. This place can be a tourist destination and spiritual hub for the Buddhist in coming days.
Significant hub for Art & Culture
The sculptures of Amravati have a great importance and impact in Indian art and culture. Amravati school of arts was first backed by Satavahanas and later by the Ikshvakus and other groups. So no doubt, this place has a sound background of culture and art.
Recently Amravati is has been declared as a cultural heritage place and that will attract investment and industry which will help the city grow faster.
So, after analyzing the facts and factors, we can say, choosing Amravati as the Capital of Andhra Pradesh is the wisest decision made by the Central Government.