Kurnool Temples

Ahobilam Temple Timings, Lord Narasimha Swamy Nine Forms

Ahobilam Narasimha Swamy Temple Timings:

Lower Ahobilam:

Morning: 6:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Evening: 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Upper Ahobilam:

Morning: 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Evening: 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM

The temple of Ahobilam is the only place where the 9 forms of Lord Narasimha Swamy are worshipped. It is said that all the hills of Nalmalla, from Kurnool to Chittoor, are a personification of Lord Adisesha himself whose tail end is Srisailam, middle is Ahobilam and head is Tirupati.

There are inscriptions that refer to Vikramaditya of the Western Chalukyan Kings of Kings (1076 AD – 1106 AD) who worshiped the main deity of this temple. King Krishna Deva Raya also visited this shrine on his return from the conquest of Kalinga and made offerings to Narasimh Swamy.

The popular legend about Prataparudra is that the king wanted to cast a Siva Linga in gold, but regardless of the distribution, the final figure that emerged was the figure of Lord Narasimha. The king was deeply troubled by this experience and, during his meditation, the Lord appeared and told him that it was useless to make a distinction between Siva and Vishnu and asked him to worship the Lord in the upper part of Ahobilam because the as the Lord was the same in whatever shape he was worshipped.

9 forms of Lord Narasimha Swami:

1) Sri Jwala Narasimha
2) Sri Ahobila / Ugra Narasimha
3) Sri Malola Narasimha
4) Sri Kroda / Varaha Narasimha
5) Sri Karanja Narasimha
6) Sri Paavana Narasimha
7) Sri Bhargava Narasimha
8) Sri Yogananda Narasimha
9) Sri Chatravata Narasimh

How to reach Ahobilam Narasimha Swamy Temple:

By Air:
Tirupati International Airport is the nearest airport which is at a 228 km away.
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad is 335 km.
Vijayawada International Airport is 365 km.

By Train:
Jammalamadugu Railway Station is 65.6 km and Prodattur Railway Station is 57.3 km away from the temple.

By Road:
Direct Government bus, private vehicles are available from Nandyala, Kadapa, Kurnool and other parts fo districts

Ahobilam Narasimha Swamy Temple Address:

Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple,
Ahobilam – 518545, Allagadda Mandal,
Kurnool District, Andhra Pradesh.
Ph: 08519 – 252045

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