Penna Ahobilam Lakshmi Narasimha Temple Timings:
Morning: 8.00 AM to 11.00 AM
Evening: 5.30 PM to 8.30 PM
Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple is located in Anantapur district, Andhra Pradesh and is 42 kms from Anantapur Bus Stand. Penna Ahobilam is famous for Lord Narasimha Swamy Temple. Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy is the presiding deity in Penna Ahobilam Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple. The temple complex includes temples of the Adi Lakshmi Devi and Chenchu Lakshmi Devi temples. Annual Car festival is celebrated in a grand manner in the the month of April.
The temple was built on the footprint of Lord Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy which measures 5′ 3”. It is believed that a wedding ceremony celebrated here leads to a happy and satisfying marriage. Lord Narasimha is the half-man, the half-lion of Lord Krishna, when he came to save his devotee Prahlad, from his father Hiranyakashipu.
It is believed that Rakthakundam Pond near the hill, 2 km from the temple, is where Narasimha Swamy washed his hands after killing Hiranya Kasyapa. Abhobilam is derived from “Aho Balam” means “What a power”
Penna Ahobilam Narasimha Swamy History:
The temple is believed to have been built on the footprint of Lord Narasimha Swamy, which is 5’3”. The other step is in the temple of Ahobilam in Kurnool. It said that the Lord had given darshan to Udhaalaka Maharshi.
In 1472 A.D, Vijanagara’s King Sadashivaraya has installed a large statue of the Lord and built a majestic temple. At the foot there is a tunnel and the whole Theertha from Abhishekam goes in the Penna River and therefore there is no Theertha here.
Also next to this temple, there is a Udhbava Mahalakshmi temple, where Sri Maha Lakshmi is in the form of Udhbava. Udhbava sprouting from the rock. Sadashivaraya installed this idol. A cobra regularly visits Lakshmi Devi.
Many inscriptions are writen on the temple walls, which refer to King Chalukya Kirtivarman II, which dates from the 8th-16th centuries.
Narasimha bugga, where water comes from the roots of a tree. This is believed to be the place where Narasimha Swamy killed the demon Hiranya Kasyapa.
Penna Ahobilam Narasimha Swamy Temple Distance:
From Bengaluru 253 kms
From Tadipatri 97 kms
From Nandyal 220 kms
From Kurnool 185 kms
From Uravakonda 12 kms
From Puttaparthi 119 kms
Penna Ahobilam Narasimha Swamy Temple Address:
Penna Ahobilam Road,
Andhra Pradesh – 515812.