Ahobilam Temple - Timings, History, Accommodation, Ahobilam Waterfalls, Images

Ahobilam Temple - Timings, History, Accommodation, Ahobilam Waterfalls, Images

 Ahobilam Temple

Ahobilam Temple in the Allagadda mandal of Kurnool district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, Ahobilam is a village and holy spot. It 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.


Ahobilam Waterfalls:

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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Ahobilam Temple Images:


Ahobilam Temple

Ahobilam Waterfalls



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