Ahobilam Temple is surrounded by the Eastern Ghats’ picturesque hills, with many mountain hills and gorges. It is the worship centre of Narasimha, Vishnu’s lion-headed avatar, to whom all the nine Hindu temples and other shrines are dedicated. At Lower Ahobilam there is the main village and a temple complex. Around 8 kilometres to the east, Upper Ahobilam has more temples in a steep gorge.
Nine shrines to Narasimha, situated around a 5 KM radius, consist of the Ahobilam Temple. There is a temple of Prahlada Varada Varadhan in the foothills of the peak, in addition to the nine shrines. Many of the utsava vigraham of the nine shrines are held in this temple for security reasons and the difficulty of conducting regular worship. Some relatively arduous walking also includes visiting the entire party.
In the 15th and 16th centuries, the main ahobila narasimha temples at each site were built or expanded by the kings of Vijayanagara, then sacked in 1578 by the Mughals, then restored and expanded at various times, until today.
Ahobilam Temple History:
Traditionally, Ahobilam is known as the location where Vishnu killed the rakshasa Hiranyakashipu in the form of Narasimha in order to save his devotee Prahlada. The legend says that to destroy the rakshasa, Narasimha emerged from a rock pillar. In a variety of murti in the different temples, the moment is portrayed. Garuda also prayed in the form of Avathara for a vision of Narasimha, to fulfil his wish, and settled across the hills in Ahobilam in nine forms.
The waterfall of Ahobilam, which is 12 km from Uravakonda.
Ahobilam Temple Timings:
ahobilam temple darshan timings is 6 am to 1 pm
Evening 5.30 pm to 9 pm.
Ahobilam Nava Narasimha:
Sri Ahobilam Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple
Sri Kroda/Varaha Narasimha Swamy Temple
Sri Jwala Narasimha Swamy Temple
Sri Malola Narasimha Swamy Temple
Sri Yogananda Narasimha Swamy Temple
Sri Chatravata Narasimha Swamy Temple
Sri Pavana Narasimha Swamy Temple
Sri Bhargava Narasimha Swamy Temple
Sri Karanja Narasimha Swamy Temple
Ahobilam Temple Accommodation:
Accommodation is available near the temple. Lot of private and ap tourism guest houses are available.
Ahobilam Temple Steps:
The last temple of the Higher Ahobilam, named ‘Ahobaleswar’ which is ‘the temple’ of the site, is 450 steps away and it takes at least 3 hours to go back to the base temple.
Ahobilam Temple Dress Code:
Wear traditional dress inside temple primeses.
Lower Ahobilam to Upper Ahobilam Distance:
1 min (120.0 m) via Sannithi Street
Nandyal to Ahobilam:
nandyal to ahobilam distance is 1 h 35 min (58.9 km) via allagadda ahobilam road
Kurnool to Ahobilam
kurnool to ahobilam distance is 2 h 37 min (129.6 km) via NH40
Srisailam to Ahobilam
srisailam to ahobilam distance is 5 h 18 min (223.9 km) via Anantapur – Tadipatri – Guntur Hwy/Kurnool – Ongole Main Rd
Yaganti to Ahobilam
yaganti to ahobilam distance is 2 h 5 min (78.0 km) via Koilkuntla Allagadda Rd and Allagadda Ahobilam Rd
Mahanandi to Ahobilam
mahanandi to ahobilam distance is 1 h 42 min (57.2 km) via Chagalamarri Mahadevapuram Nandyal Rd and Allagadda Ahobilam Rd
Hyd to Ahobilam:
hyd to ahobilam distance is 6 h 27 min (345.0 km) via NH 44
Kadapa to Ahobilam
kadapa to ahobilam distance is 1 h 57 min (91.9 km) via NH40
Mantralayam to Ahobilam
mantralayam to ahobilam distance is 4 h 38 min (218.8 km) via NH40
Ahobilam Temple Address:
Ahobilam Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Allagadda Mandal, Ahobilam, Andhra Pradesh 518543
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