Ahobilam Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple is one of the holiest and sacred places where all nine forms of Narasimha Swamy are worshipped. The entire Nalmalla Hills from the Kurnool to Chittoor district is a personification of the lord. This temple is one of the popular pilgrimage centers in South India.
According to the Brahmanda Purana, Ahobilam was the abode of demon king Hiranyakashipu who was killed by the Narasimhaswamy. The word Ahobilam means Great Strength. Garuda meditated on a mountain in the Nallamallai hills range for thousands of years for having darshan of Narasimdadev. The Lord pleased by his devotion and manifested him nearby cave again he worshipped some selected hymns. Having Darshan by god and worshipped him, Garuda considered himself as blessed and subsequently, the place became holy and known as Ahobilam.
There are nine temples that exists in Ahobilam, these worshiped by the name Sri Jwala Narasaimha, Sri Ahobila Narasimha, Sri Malola Narasimha, Sri Karanja Narasimha, Sri Yoganada Narasimha, Sri Pavana Narasimha, Sri Bhargava Narasimha, Sri Korda Narasimha and Sri Kshatravata Narasimha.
The temple divided into two sub-divisions the Upper Ahobilam (Eguva) and Lower Ahobilam (Diguva) the upper Ahobilam located 10 Km away from the Lower Ahobilam, In Eguva consisting of four temples and Lower Ahobilam consisted with the another four temples the temple of Sri Karanja Narasimha is plotted on the way from lower Ahobilam to Upper Ahobilam.
There is a powerful belief among the people who visited and sanctified by worshipping these nine forms of lords, hence whoever worships these nine forms can overtake the ill effect of the respective planet.
Temples in Upper Ahobilam/ Eguva:
The temples that are located in the upper Ahobilam are
- Ahobilam Narasimha temple
- Kroda/ Varaha Narasimha temple
- Jwala Narasimha temple
- Malola Narasimha temple
Temples in Lower Ahobilam/ Diguva: The temples that are located in the lower Ahobilam are
- Yoganadha Narasimha temple
- Chatravata Narasimha temple
- Pavana Narasimha temple
- Bhargava Narasimha temple
Karanja Narasimha temple lay between upper and lower Ahobilam.
Ahobilam Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple Location Address
Ahobilam located in Allagadda Mandal, Kurnool district, Andhra Pradesh state, India, -518543.
Ahobilam Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple Timings:
The temple available every day but it maintains the timing- 5:30 am to 8:30 pm.
Ahobilam Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple Darshan Timings:
The temple will be open every day throughout the year, Moring it opens at 9 am close by 10 Am again in the evening the temple opens at 7 am and terminates at 8 am.
Ahobilam Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple Ticket Fares:
|Type of Darsanam||Price|
|Rathostavam (Swathi day)||2000|
|Dassara navaraatrula pooja||500|
|Tonsure ( Shaving head)||20|
|Four wheeler pooja||10|
|3 and 4 wheeler pooja||5|
Festivals in Ahobilam: In the temple Ahobilam the festivals have been conducted weekly, monthly and yearly-
Weekly Festivals- Every Friday Ammavari Abhishekam and uyyal Seva.
Monthly Festivals- panchaparva Usthavam, conducted only on Fridays.
- Swathy ( janma Nakshatram)
Yearly Festivals- All the festivals in this temple are celebrated only on Fridays, the following are the yearly festivals conducted in that company:
- Chaitramasam- on the occasion of Ugadi the process will be like this, Morning- Abhishekam Evening- Gramostavam.
- Vaishakamasam- Narasimha Jayanthi festival.
- Jyeshtamasam- jyestAbhishekam for uthsava GarudaSeva in the morning afternoon 108 Kalasha Abhishekam.
- Sravanamasam- varalakshmi vrutham festival.
- Aswayujam- Navaratri festival.
- Pavithrothsavam- On Vijayadashami, Ekadasi, Dwadasi a three-day pavithrothsavam at upper Ahobilam
- Kartheeka Masam- on kartheeka poornami panchantradeepam uthsavam. On 3dr Monday vanabhojana mahostavam.
- Margashiram- Dhanuramasam is a 30 days festival.
- Pusyamasam- on Makara Sankranthi day commencement of parveta festival.
- Palgunam- from palguna sudda Panchami to Poornima annual. This Brahmothsavam is celebrated at lower and upper Ahobilam.
Temples Near to Ahobilam Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple:
Sir Mahanandeeswara Swamy temple, Mahanadi.
Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy temple, Srisailam.
Sri Kodanda Ramaswamy temple, Ontimitta.
Sri Maddileti Narasimha swamy Temple, R.S Rangapuram.
How to Reach Ahobilam Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple:
Reach the Temple in three ways- Sir, Train, and Bus:
The nearest airport is at Tirupati which located at 229 km away
Hyderabad International airport and the distance was 333 km away
The nearest railways station is at predator which is 60 km away
Jamalamadugu railway station is 55 km away
The direct bus was available to Ahobilam from Kadapa, Kurnool districts.
Accommodation Near Ahobilam Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple:
The visitors are available with many sheltering places:
AP tourism Haritha resort.
Many choultries at lower Ahobilam.
Ahobilam Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple Address:
Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple,
Office: 9866667959, 8519252024
Ahobilam Enquiry Phone no: 8519252025