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Ahobilam Temple

Overview


Ahobilam is a sacred site in the Allagadda mandal of Kurnool locale in the Indian condition of Andhra Pradesh. It is found 70 km from Nandyal and 150 km from Kurnool, the region home office. There are two temple houses, lower Ahobilam and upper Ahobilam. By, this is the place Lord Narasimha favored Prahlada and slaughtered the devil Hiranyakashipu.The temple comprises of nine hallowed places to Lord Nrisimha situated around a 5 KM circle. Notwithstanding the nine hallowed places, there is a temple for Prahaladavarada Varadhan in the foothills of the mountain. Because of security reasons and the trouble in performing day by day venerate, a number of the utsava vigrahas of the nine hallowed places are kept in this temple.

Garuda longed for a dream of Lord Nrisimha as the Avathara. To satisfy his wish, the Lord settled in the slopes around Ahobilam amidst thick woods in nine unique structures. Thus this slope came to be known as Garudadri, Garudachalam, and Garudasailam.Ahobilam is the spot where the Lord slaughtered Hiranyakasipu and spared Prahalada. Mahalakshmi took avathar as Senjulakshmi among the Senju, tribal seekers of the slopes, and wedded the Lord.

Sri Ahobila Muth, a standout amongst the most vital Sri Vaishnava religious organizations in India, was built up by Sri Athivan Satakopan at the directions of Lord Lakshmi Nrisimha of Ahobilam. Truth be told, the utsava moorthy of the Malola Nrisimha temple, one of the nine hallowed places of Ahobilam, is the managing god of Sri Ahobila Mutham. Sri Malolan goes with Srimad Azhagiya Singar, the profound and main head of Sri Ahobila Mutham, on his voyages.Thirumangai Azhvaar has sung ten verses about this temple in Periya Thirumozhi.

This is a complex of temples revering nine pictures of Narasimha. The lower Ahobilam temple is inherent the Vijayanagar style and as one treks up the slope, alternate places of worship are experienced. The highest holy places is the Pranava Narasimha shrine.The Kakatiya rulers have made enrichments to this temple which is thought to be one of the 108 holy Sree Vaishnavite altars sung by the Alwar Saints. Ahobilam is likewise the seat of the Ahobala Matt. Cuddapah is another access point to Ahobilam.

There are nine temples around the Nallamala Forest extent, and as far as figure and building design all these nine temples stands to be an extreme confirmation for the antiquated sthapathis in arranging and chiseling these temples. A couple of temples can be come to through trekking. A few temples are inside the cavern. A few temples are extremely hard to trek to.The nine planets that characterize the human destinies are accepted to have revered these nine Lord Narasimhas to get help from Rakshashas (devils) and reviles of sages for their activities. This is fundamental topic of the work of the colossal Telugu writer Errana, the "Nrisimha Puranam". The inherited forces of the temple rest with the Pontiff HH Azhagiyasingar of Ahobila Mutt.

As of now the 46th Jeeyar of this genealogy is the supreme Pontiff. Sometimes when HH Jeeyar performs Mangalasasanam (pays regards at the temple) at Ahobilam, the Serthi Utsavam is performed (the Moolavar of Malola Nrusimhar and the Utsavar) are united.

The Nallamala slopes are represented as Adisesha with his head at Tirumala, center at Ahobilam and the tail at Srisailam.In antiquated years, Ahobilam is said to have arranged in the Jungle in which even Gods can't enter. So its truly conceivable to reach Ahobilam just by elegance of Lord Lakshmi Narasimhar. Presently a days, there are numerous offices for lovers to have quiet Darshan of Narasimha in Ahobilam.There are Nine holy places of Lord Narasimha however a few Temples requires climbing the Temples.

Significance of Ahobilam – The Mighty Energy

Ahobilam is essentially renowned for the Sri Vaishnava Vadakalai (group) religious organization built up here 600 years back. This religious request, called Sri Ahobila Muth, was set up by Sri Athivan Satakopan in the temple of Lord Lakshmi Nrisimha (Narasimha), an incarnation of Vishnu, in Ahobilam.Aho is a shout word. (Bhalam implies vitality). It is likeness 'gracious the compelling vitality' and hence aho-bhalam of master Narasimha swamy. One popular slokam that clarifies this is:


Aho veeryam! aho shouryam! aho baahu parakrama!
Naarasimham param deivam aho bhilam! aho balam!

Meaning

Oh! what an extraordinary valor he has! goodness his extraordinary chivalry! gracious those awesome effective shoulders of the best of the Gods Lord Narasimha, and what a relentless hole it is! what's more, what a strong heavenly quality He has!
Annamacharya additionally says in his slokas about Ahobalam:


"Garudadri vedadri
Rachachla velasinatti ramavanita eepe
Machchikagala alamElumanga eepe
Ichchati venkatadri nee ahobalamunandu
Nichchalu tavukonna nidhanamu eepe.”

Meaning

She is goddess Ramaa who built up herself in the midst of us. She is Alamelumanga dear to all. She is the everlasting fortune set up on Venkatadri and Ahobalam.


About The Temple


Ahobilam Narasimha Temple exhibit a superb stone craftsmanship and the whole history of Ahobilam temple has been designed there in stone structure.The temple complex additionally finds the place of worship of Adivan Sathagopulu.The models of induction of Lord Srirama, the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu, pictures of the writer Annam Acharya, who commended Lord Narasimha with his tunes, are additionally molded on the dividers of the temple.What's more, it is additionally said that Pothuluri Veerabrahmendra Swamy, the colossal sage have pondered at this spot to compose Kalagnana, the learning of future.

The Vimanam (tower over the sanctum sanctorum) of Ahobilam Narasimha Temple is called as Guhai Vimanam and the Pushkarani (temple tank) of this temple are Pavanasini, Bhargava, Indra, Nrisimha and Gaja Pushkarani.The Ahobil Mutt Temple is arranged close Diamond Garden at Chembur, effectively open and near the Sion-Trombay Road.

Malola Narasimha Swamy

"Malola" implies dearest to Lakshmi (Ma=Lakshmi, Lola= cherished). It is said that the "utsavamoorthi" of the Lord appeared to Srimath Adivan Satakopa Jeeyar, the first Jeeyar of Ahobila Mutt. Right from the originator, i.e., the first Jeeyar of Ahobila Mutt down to the 44th pontiff, Srivan Satakopa Sri Vedanta Desika Yatheendra Mahadesika, the present jeeyar, the utsavamoorthi of Malola Narasirnha Swamy is venerated and it is taken by them at whatever point they are on religious visits, going by the towns consistently. As of late, the 45th Jeeyar Srivan Satakopa Sri Narayana Yatheendra Mahadesikan has assumed control over the love.

Prahalada Mettu

The little place of worship, arranged in a hollow on the slope, is in the middle of Ugra Sthambham and the Upper Ahobilam. It is devoted to Prahlada Narashimha Swamy. The picture of the Prahlada is introduced in a little give in.

There are various blessed "theerthas" (water lakes) round this spot. Of these, Rakthakundam is the most vital. It is expressed that Lord Narasirnha in the wake of slaughtering the devil Hiranyakasipu, washed his hands in this "theertham" and subsequently the water is still ruddy in appearance. (History of the clique of Narasimha in Andhra Pradesh by Dr. M. Narasimhacharya).

Lower Ahobilam

The temple encompassed by three prakaras in the Lower Ahobilam is devoted to Prahlada Varada i.e., the Lord whose effortlessness offers on Prahlada. With Vijayanagar style observable in the structure, there are various mandapas outside the temple. A temple committed to Sri Venkateswara exists toward the south west of this Narasimha temple and loans perspective to the scene that Lord Venkateswara got the favors of Narasimha just before his marriage with Padmavathi. The Mukha Mandapa there, is currently utilized as the Kalyana Mandapa of Narasimha Swamy. With Lakshmeenarasimha as the directing Deity, the primary temple comprises of a sanctum, Mukhamandapam and Rangamandapam with various columns complicatedly cut and conveying rich figures. There are likewise three littler places of worship for Lakshmi, Andal and Azhwars. In the sanctum are additionally kept the Utsava symbols of Prahlada Varada, Pavana Narasimha and the processional icons of Jwala Narasimha blessed with ten hands and with Sreedevi and Bhoodevi on His either side. A little symbol of the first Jeeyar, Sri Adivan Satakopa Swami is additionally kept before them.

What is clear and recognizable is Lord Narasimha's stance in three spots incorporating the one in a polar of a celestial plain introducing parsimonious request to the first Jeeyar of Ahobila Mutt. Both in the Upper and Lower Ahobilam, it is a typical sight on the mainstays of Lord Narasimha charming His consort Chenchulakshmi. The Lord pursuing Hiranyakasipu in one column and blasting forward from another column to tear him are extremely reasonable. On account of the 44th Jeeyar's endeavors as likewise that of the Endowments Department of A.P. Government, the complex has been redesigned, however a considerable measure is sought to be finished. It would not be strange to say that great resting puts, free or paid boarding game plans (as is done in Thirupathi), procurement of enough drinking water and Devasthanam bottles would go far to draw in more number of travelers. The yearly uthsavam (Brahmothsava) performed in February consistently is an incredible fascination that draw both the regular society and the religious Pandits to take an interest in them. Despite the fact that under the consideration of the Ahobila Mutt whose Jeeyars are genetic trustees, co-operation from people in general and the administration would enhance Ahobilam further.

There is a tall Jayasthambham raised in the extensive ground outside the temple dividers to stamp the triumph of Krishnadeva Raya. The Kakatheeya Kings particularly Prathapa Rudra had likewise contributed towards extra structures and upkeep of this Ahobilam complex.

Sri Thirumangai Azhwar depicts the spot as difficult to visit (sendru kandarkku ariya kovil, kavvu naayum kazhugum, deivamallal sella vonna), yet because of the endeavors of the 45th Azhagiyasingar, this spot has changed into ""sendru kaandarku eliya (simple) kovil. Numerous enthusiasts visit ahobilam as often as possible and the spot is very much joined with a visitor house and access to prepares from Chennai, Bangalore and Bombay. What's more, a few vacationer administrators likewise every now and again orchestrate religious excursions to Ahobilam from significant urban communities.

The Ahobilam temples are isolated into two parts. The upper ahobilam temples and the lower ahobilam temples .The upper temples are inherent the Vijayanagara style of building design while the lower ones are implicit the kakatiya style . Krishnadevaraya halted here after the war of Kalinga and gave a great deal of gold to this temple .The western chalukyas additionally made gifts to this temple .

This kshetra is additionally one of the 108 divya vaishnava kshetras and is an one of a kind kshetra in that the complete sign of the master is available in this kshetra. Large portions of the temples in the upper spans of the slopes are just available by trekking and even today it is very much a troublesome errand. Possibly this is the reason this kshetra has been spared from coarse commercialization that is available in numerous different temples.

The trek itself to the sanctums is an extremely wonderful one since the bordering zone is a thick woods ( Nallamalla backwoods ) with floods of water streaming in as rivulets and mountain streams. The stream streaming here is called BhavaNaasi ( Bhava-There are numerous implications to sanskrit word however in this connection it signifies "makeshift world " Naasi-devastates.) So it implies the waterway that pulverizes the subjugation of this brief world.


About The Deity


The Presiding Deities are Lakshmi Nrisimha, Lakshmi Hayagriva and Lakshmi Naryana.The Goddess found in this temple is Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess Senjulakshmi.Supplication to God at this temple evacuate the reasons for alarm of the aficionados and favors them with Lokakshema, Happy Married Life and Education and Wisdom.

Managing divinity of this temple is accepted to be "svayambu" (self-shaped) and loved as "Ruler Ahobila Narasimha Swamy" furthermore called as "Ugra Narasimha" in light of the fact that He shows up here in His furious viewpoint.The Temple consists of nine shrines to Lord Narasimha situated around a 5 km circle.Master Narasimha in nine structures are,

Chatravata Narasimha Swamy

One of the visionary planets, Ketu is said to have venerated the Lord here and increased all solaces. Individuals willing to concentrate expressive arts look for endowments from this Lord.

Ahobila (Ugra) Narasimha Swamy

This is the principle Lord of all Nava Narasimha's and is likewise alluded as the primary temple in Upper Ahobilam. Goddess Chenchu (neighborhood woods tribe who have been vigorous admirers of the Lord for a very long time) Lakshmi is with the Lord. Heart-felt request to God to the ruler decimates all trepidation and hesitancy.

Varaha Narasimha Swamy

Situated at a separation of 1 km from Upper Ahobilam,Present with the celestial consort Lakshmi, Lord evacuates the hindrances and guarantees accomplishment to the worshippers.This temple is likewise alluded as Kroda Narasimha swamy. The statue is in side a little shake cut development confronting the lasting stream of water.

Malola Narasimha Swamy

I caught this Photo of Malola Narasimha from the underneath narrative particularly on the grounds that it appears, the clerics and numerous fans feel this Narasimha is extremely tolerant of all . Lakshmi is extremely cheerful here as she's has done tapas under a Tree to wed Narasimha and the Lord Marries her in this holy place.

This temple is available in Lakshmi Parvata (Hill). Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi alongside the Lord, offers favoring on the aficionados. Venerating this Lord brings Brahmananda (boundless bliss) to this world and the higher world. Lakshmi arrives to give her aficionados gifts as she's extremely cheerful and tranquil with her dearest Lord.

Jwala Narasimha Swamy

Master Narsimha seems furious killing Hiranyakasipa with his nails. Serving the Lord guarantees accomplishment in all endeavors, relational unions are made. Lighting a ghee light in the month of the Karthika and mulling over Lord scatters all transgressions and brings notoriety and name. This temple is the hardest to reach contrasted with other Narasimha temples. A little red water lake named "Raktha Gunda Theertham" can be seen while in transit to the temple which is said to be the spot where Narasimha swamy washed his hands in the wake of killing the Demon.

Paavana Narasimha Swamy

This is said to be the most quiet shape among the Nava Narasimha Kshetras. This is said to Kshetra Ratna (gem among the Kshetras)and is likewise alluded as Pamuleti Narasimha swamy. Sages have said that the Lord here frees the fans from every one of the wrongdoings in the past lives and sins in the present life (intentionally or unwittingly).

Karanja Narasimha Swamy

Serving the Karanja Swamy with three starknesses (thought, word and activity) brings illumination and the Lord offers all yearnings.

Each year, in the month of Phalguna Brahmotsavas (services performed by the Lord Brahma) are held. Aside from this, consistently, on the star day of the Lord, which is Swathi, Gramotsavas (town services) are praised. On that day, Thirumanjan Seva (administration) is performed with 108 Kalasas(holy vessels) excellently, A considerable measure of travelers visit the temple on the promising Swati nakshatra day.

Each of these nine structures have a lovely story woven with strands of myth, extravagant legends and epic stories. By conviction, one type of the Lord, the Pavana Narasimhaswamy, when offered the prasad returns half of the offering back to the aficionado. On these lines, the Jwala Narasimhaswamy should be the brutal structure. This structure embodies the total and exceptional displeasure of the God. It is trusted that the first site of place of worship of Jwala Narasimhaswamy was the mouth of a fountain of liquid magma and it is just the intermediary altar which is available to the enthusiasts.
 
Conviction is that the navagrah's accomplished their energy of worshiping so as to be the planet these divinities of Narashimha. It is trusted that the general population having malefic impact of any planet could get some respite by worshiping Narasimha.

Legend likewise expresses that Goddess Mahalakshmi took conception as a human in a tribe, named Chenchu Lakshmi and wedded Lord Narasimha after the demise of Hiranyakashpu. Narasimha Jayanthi will be praised with ceremony and superbness. The nearby tribals praise the marriage of Goddess Mahalakshmi as ChenchuLakshmi and Lord.

Sri Krodakara (varaha) Narasimha

The temple of this Lord is one kilometer far from the fundamental temple of Ahobila Narasimha Swamy on the Upper Ahobilam. The picture of the divinity has the substance of a pig (Varaha or Kroda) and the Lord is seen alongside his Consort, Lakshmi Hence the Lord of the temple is known as Krodakara (Varaha) Narasimha Swamy here.

Sri Bhargava Narasimha

The Bhargava Narasimha Swamy is arranged at a separation of two kilometers from the Lower Ahobilam, on a slope, close to the consecrated lake, known as 'Bhargava Theertham'. Where Bhargava Rama performed his retribution. Consequently the Lord of the temple is known as Bhargava Narasimha Swamy.

Sri Yogananda Narasimha

This temple is toward the south-east of Lower Ahobilam at a separation of 2 kilometers. The well known legend is that subsequent to murdering Kiranyakasipu, Lord Narasimha taught Prahlada a few yogic stances. Along these lines, the Lord in this viewpoint is called Yogananda Narasimha.

Sub Deities

Chenchu Lakshmi Or Maha Lakshmi

Subsequent to killing Hiranyakashyapa, Lord Narasimha continued to the Nallamala woodland in his UgraAvataram (forceful structure). The devas were stressed over this structure and implored Goddess Lakshmi to appease him. She took structure as Chenchu Lakshmi, a tribal young lady, in the same timberland. On seeing her, Lord Narasimha requesting that her wed him. She put him through a considerable measure of tests totally before consenting to wed him.


Legend and Stories


The Ahobilam is a well known temple of South India. It is arranged on the Nallamalai ranges close Nandyal Railway Station of Andhra Pradesh state. The Nallamalai runs south of stream Krishna, down to Tirupati and are called "Sesha Parvatha". Sesha is the name of the ruler of serpents. The hood of the sesha is at Tirupati, the tail at Srisailam and the center is arranged at Ahobilam. Nallamalais at the tail are called Sringiri, at the center are called Vedagiri and Garudagiri alluded to as at the hood.

The place of worship of the Ahobilam temple is arranged on the highest point of the first range and is alluded to as Upper Ahobilam and down beneath is called Lower Ahobilam. A gigantic temple encompassed by various structures can be seen at the Upper Ahobilam. The primary holy place or the "sacro sanctum" at Upper Ahobilam was cut out of a major egg such as rock with mandapams. There is a tank here, which supplies water to the occupants of the Upper Ahobliam temple. It is for the most part to grow blossoms for the holy place.

There is a Lower Ahobilam in the underneath with a major temple and fenced in areas,It was assembled by South Indian style. A large number of travelers can stay here in this temple. The ministers of both Upper and Lower Ahobilam stay there even today.

Upper ahobilam

Various unreasonable and diverse sorts of valmnas for processional reasons for existing are found in Lower Ahobilam. As of late, numerous pillared lobbies are included at the Lower Ahobilam. It is trusted that the directing divinity, Lord Narasimha here have had a sentiment with a Chenchu young lady, who is privately called Chenchu Lakshmi. Amid the yearly celebration here, the sentiment and the marriage are commended dramatically.

Ahobilam is one of the antiquated Vaishnava holy places of Indian and it has a matha at Srirangam. The symbol of the managing divinity Lord Narasimha is appeared in a sitting stance with jatagata or tangled hair. This is the one of a kind stance of Vishnu and which must be seen here. A stream, prevalently known as Bhavanasi streams close to the temple, which has perfectly clear water. It is trusted that there is a hole underneath the temple where stays a Swayambhu (self showed) Narasimha. Another story says that the evil presence Hiranyakashipu shouted “Ahobilam! Ahobilam!” when he saw the fierce and monstrous type of Lord Narasimha. Subsequently, the spot was named as Ahobilam.

There is an altar of Malola Narasimha on the edges of an adjacent town. Here goddess Lakshmi is loved by the name of Shantha Swaroopa. The Jwala Narasimha place of worship is arranged in the higher segment trikala of Lord Narasimha can be seen. This is said to be the real place where the outrage of the Lord came to its peak, when he slaughtered Hiranyakashipu.

One more holy Narasimha altar is arranged at a close-by spot, where love is done in the Shakta structure. All the Nava Narasimhas (nine Narasimhas) - Prahlada Varada, Chatrata, Garuda, Yoga, Urga, Krodha, Malola, Jwala and Lakshmi Narasimha are revered at this spot. This is an extremely antiquated temple.

The engravings accessible at the Ahobilam temple demonstrate that lord Vikramaditya VI of the Western Chalukya line of Kalyani adored the Mula Narasimha of this temple. The "utsava murthi" of the temple is made of gold and it is said to be introduced by the acclaimed Kakatiya lord Prataparudra. Presently, the immense profound Jiyars of Ahobilam Matha revere it. It is said that while coming back from Srisailam, Prataparudra ceased at the Ahobilam and had put the icon at a spot called Rudravaram close to the town.

Lord Krishnadeva Raya of Vijayanagar likewise said to have gone by this Ahobilam temple on his arrival from the triumph of Kalinga. He is likewise said to have made offerings of a precious stone accessory, wristlet, a gold plate and gold coins here.

The Himalayas ascend high to the Everest in the north while the most distant south of India demonstrates the remote ocean - rather fellowship of the three seas. The western area and the eastern locale of the Peninsular India, then again, while decreasing towards Kanyakumari, show an extensive variety of mountains known as Western Ghats present wholesome landscapes and audacious travel both by rail and street, the Eastern Ghats show pleasant perspective as well as exhibit heavenly nature also. The Eastern Ghats are compared to the colossal serpent Adhisesha lolling in the sun with its head (or hood) at Thirumala, its center at Ahobilam and its last part divide at Srisailam - all the three with acclaimed temples on them.

The subject we have before us is Ahobilam.Obviously,Thirupathi and Srisailam are likewise frequented journey focuses. Ahobilam as a result of this exceptional issue. Mahabharatha as well as antiquated puranas such as Koorma Purana, Padma Purana and Vishnu Purana notice about Ahobilam and its directing god Narasimha. Indeed, Brahmanda Purana says this spot was at one time the royal residence of Hiranyakasipu who was killed by Sriman Narayana showing as Narasimha from a column there for the purpose of his staunch fan Prahlada. Fancies of time achieved the devastation of the then existing structures yielding spot to nature's making of the mountain run that saved the site of incarnation as "Svayam Vyakta Kshetram" of Lord Narasimha.

By Purana, there are two well known legends for the inference of the word "Ahobilam".It is expressed that the Devas (Gods), while seeing the breathtaking viewpoint (Ugra Kala), the ruler tackled with a specific end goal to destroy Hiranyakasipu sung in His recognition as "Ahobala" (Lo: the quality). Thus this spot has come to be known as Ahobilam. In backing of this,

There is a prapatthi sloka about-Ahobilam that peruses,

"Aho Veeryam Aho Souryarn Aho Bahuparakramah
Naarasimham Param Daivam Ahobilam Aho Balam.”

The other form is that on account of the considerable hole, the Ahobila, where Garuda revered, did atonement and understood the master, the spot itself has come to be called Ahobilam. The Ahobilam "Kaifiyat" offers backing to this legend. (The Ahobilam Kaifiyat framing a portion of Mackenzie accumulations gives exceptionally important data with respect to the Ahobilam temples. Kaifiyats - the summaries from "Kaviles" or town registers containing data on the political, social, religious and different states of the towns in Deccan were readied by Pandits and Mussadis working under Col. Mackenzie.) The Ahobilam Kaifiyat is in Telugu and accessible in the State Archives at Hyderabad (vide "Ahobila Narasimhaswamy temple" - Monograph by P. Sitapati, Commissioner of Archives).

According to this record,On one of the mountains in the Nallamalai slopes range, eight amadas from Srisaila Kshetra, Garuda initiated quiet repentance to acquire a dream of Lord Narasimha who decimated Hiranyakasipu. The Lord in his effortlessness, after long years of the tapas of Garuda, showed Himself in the cavern of a mountain.

Ten Paruvus toward the north-east of the mountain, where Garuda was doing retribution, a dream of His appearance was then conceded to Garuda, who in the wake of acquiring an indication of the area of the mountain-hollow, happily voyaged thither and saw the epitome of the Sathsvaroopa,Mahapurusha, Lord Jwalanarasimha - not effortlessly open to basic individuals. Garuda then revered the Lord and commended him that Ahobilam is Mahabalam (Ahobilam is an incredible sustainer with quality). The Lord's Divya Mangala Vigraha was venerated by him with a few sthotras-Garuda then viewed himself as favored after a dream of the Lord. This heavenly place from that point got the meriting name of Ahobilam.

The mountain on which Garuda performed tapas got to be acclaimed as Garudachala. In the times of yore when truth and dharma won, awesome warmth was perceptible close to the mountain-cavern of Ahobila; as per legend when green grass was placed in the hollow, it would burst into flames and smoke would be discharged. A few incredible Rishis lived there for a period; after at some point with the information that awesome spots would get to be regular Janapadas in the Kali age, they exited for northern terrains, concealing the Narasimha hole with stones.Customarily along these lines this spot is being known as the Narasimha Kshetra. There are consequently nine Narasimha places, Nava-Narasimhas; Rishi-introduced and revering regions:


Jwala Ahobila Malola Kroda Karanja Bhargava
Yogananda Kshatravata Pavana Nava Moorthayaha.

The Nine Narasimhasthalas are,

1. Jwala Narasimha
2. Ahobila Narasimha
3. Malola Narasimha
4. Kroda Narasimha
5. Karanja Narasimha
6. Bhargava Narasimha
7. Yogananda Narasimha
8. Kshatravata Narasimha
9. Pavana or blessed Narasimha

Before going to these nine altars, let us perceive how we approach the spot. Arranged in the Nallamalai Hills, Ahobilam is around 24 Kms. from Allagadda Taluk Headquarters, 112 Kms. from Cudappah and 65 Kms. from Nandyal in Andhra Pradesh and can be come to by transport from Hyderabad furthermore by rail by means of Kurnool and afterward by transport from that point. Long back, the Tamil spiritualist poet, Thirumangai Azhwar sang that Singavel Kunram (Ahobilam) was open to none yet Gods.

Because of the endeavors of the current 45th Srimad Azhagiyasingar, the entrance courses to a few of the altars have been incredibly streamlined such that individuals of various age gatherings are presently ready to visit the spots effectively.The entire complex is in two sections - one called Eguvu Ahobilam (Upper Ahobilam) with Nava Narasimha places of worship and the other called Diguvu Ahobilam (Lower Ahobilam) with a solitary sanctum for Lakshmee Narasimha associated by a street, extending a separation of around 12.8 Kms. from Lower Ahobilam to Upper Ahobilam.

Vijayanagara rulers have belittled this temple. Amid their administration, this territory was attacked and involved by Ibrahim Kuth Mulk, the Sultan of Golkonda, in the sixteenth century when Srivansatagopa Parankusa Swamy of the Ahobila Math was the inherited trustee of the temple. This Swamy went to the then sovereign of Vijayanagara Ranga I, let him know the pitiful state of the spot, and asked for him to recuperate the zone from the Muslims. There upon, the ruler himself arranged to loan an armed force, however the Swamy recommended to the lord that he may depute Kondaraju and two other people who were assigned by the God of Ahobilam in a fantasy as the fittest persons to lead the assault. The sovereign was hit with his recommendation, and sent the boss in like manner. They vanquished the adversaries and restored the temples to the Swamy.

Rare Facts


It is the spot where Lord Vishnu resurrected in Narasimha Avatar (Human with lion head) to spare Prahalada by murdering his dad Hiranyakasipu. Goddess Mahalakshmi incarnated as Senju Lakshmi among the Senju tribals of the slopes and wedded the Lord. The divinity is alluded to as Nava Narasimha as God is revered in 9 unique structures in independent temples situated in 8Km outskirts.While a few temples can be effectively gotten to others are in thick woods and can be come to by trekking with the assistance of nearby traveler guides.

The temples are manufactured by Vijayanagara Kings around sixteenth century while engravings of eighth century showing the inclusion of Chalukyas are likewise found.

At the foot slopes is the temple of Prahalada Varada Vardhan which houses the Utsava vigrahas of all the nine temples.The sacrosanct scopes of Nallamalla slopes are accepted to be represented Adisesha whose head is Tirumala center part Ahobilam and tail bit is Srisailam.


Significance


By legend this is the spot where Lord Narasimha favored his aficionado Prahalada and murdered Hirankashipu. While devastating Hiranyakashipu devas seeing shouted with amazement "Ahobalam! Aho Balam!!" Aho is an outcry word and Balam implies vitality and it is likeness 'gracious the forceful vitality (aho-balam) of Lord Narasimha. Brahmanda Purana showed that Hiranyakashipu's place was situated from which Lord Narasimha developed to murder Hirankashipu Ugra Sthambham was situated in the present ahobilam. The name of this column is Ugra Sthambam. Ahobilam is one of among 108 Sri Vaishnative Divya Pradeshams, stands pre-famous as the spot of incarnation of Narasimha Avatara.


Accessibility

Airport

Nearest Airport is Bengaluru airplane terminal 175 km away.Hyderabad and Tirupati are the closest airplane terminals.

Railways

Ahobilam is out of reach by rail.Closest railroad stations are Nandyal (on Bangalore-Visakhapatnam course) and Cuddapah(on Mumbai-Chennai course).

Road

It is joined by state transports from Hyderabad,Tirupati,Chittoor, Cuddapah(110 km), Kurnool(120 km),Nandyal(65 km),Nellore and Chennai which is 24 km. from the spot Allagadda.

Significance

Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • Fame
  • Freedom from diseases
  • Wealth
  • Courage
  • Relief from adverse effects from bad planetary aspects
  • Relief from bondage
Shlokas

Achutham Keyshavam Rama Narayanam Krishna Damodaram Vasudevam Harim Shridharam Madhavam Gopika Vallabham Janaki Nayakam Ramachandram Bhajey

Meaning -Oh Lord who cannot be perished, who also has names like Keshava, Rama, Damodara, Narayana, Sridhara, Madhava, Krishna, Ramachandra the beloved of Janaki, let me say your name regularly.

Vasudeva Sutham Devam Kamsa Chanoora Mardhanam Devaki Paramanandham Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum

Meaning -I bow to you O Krishna, the ultimate guru, Devaki and Vasudeva's son, and the destroyer of Kamsa and Chanur.

Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram Hridayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram Mathuraa Dhipate Rakhilam Madhuram

Meaning -Meaning - Sweet are Your lips, sweet is Your face, sweet are Your eyes, sweet is Your smile, sweet is Your heart, sweet is Your gait, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.

Alokya Mathur Mukha Madarena Sthanyam Pibantham Saraseeruhaksham Sachinmayam Devam Anantha Roopam Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami

Meaning -I think of this Balamukundan as the one who looks lovingly at his mother's face while taking milk from her, who has eyes similar to the red lotus, who is the embodiment of truth and intelligence and other forms.

Timings

6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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