NAVA NARASIMHA TEMPLE IN AHOBILA,ANDHRA.INDIA

Ahobilam-JWALA NARASIMHAN

namam

 

AHOBILAM  IS LOCATED IN KARNOOL DISTRICT

ANDHRA PRADESH  AND  IS ABOUT 400KM NORTH

WEST OF CHENNAI.THE PLACE  IS FAMOUS FOR

THE NINE SHRINES  FOR LORDNARASIMHA LOCATED

WITHIN A RADIUS OF 5 K.M.AHOBILAM IS KNOWN IN

 TWO PARTS.1]LOWER AHOBILAM,2]UPPER AHOBILAM.

IT IS EASY TO REACH LOWER AHOBILAM WHERE THE

TEMPLE OF PRAHALLADA  VARADHAN.[ANOTHER NAME

FOR LORD NARASIMHA.]IS LOCATED.THE UPPER

AHOBILAM IS IN GARUDADRI MOUNTAIN RANGE

AND THE DIFFICULT TERRAIN IS TO BE COVERED ONLY

BY TREKKING.

AHOBILAM ;THE NAME.AHOBILAM IS SANSKRIT WORD .

[AHO IS EXCLAMATION ,BALAN MEANS STREANGTH].LATER

IT BECAME  AHOBILAM.A VARIANT TO THIS  IS THAT SRI

GARUDA UNDER TOOK  THE PENANCE TO SEE LORD VISHNU

AS LORD NARASIMHA IN A CAVE AND HAD DARSHAN OF LORD

HENCE THE ENTIRE PLACE CAME TO BE KNOWN AS AHOBILAM

[AHO IS AN EXCLAMATION,BHILAM MEANS CAVE].

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