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Temples & Legends of Andhra pradesh
Index of Andhra Pradesh

Kulapati's Preface

Author - Shri. N . Ramesan On Temples
Srisailam

Ahobalam

Alampur Lepakshi
Tadpatri Mahanandi
Tirupati Kalahasti
Chezerla

Amaravati

Mangalagiri Vijayawada
Akiripalli Draksharama
Kotipalli Annavaram
Simhachalam Arasavalli
Srikurmam Bhadrachalam
Yadagiri Vemulavada
Dharmapuri
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AHOBALAM

The popular belief is that in the famous puranic story of Prahlada, the pillar which Hiranyakasipu kicked asking his son whether Lord Vishnu was immanent in that pillar too was this same pillar, and that out of this pillar, Lord Vishnu finally emerged as Ugra Narasimha, and killed the demon.

'Three furlongs from this shrine is the shrine of Kroda Narasirnha, where the Lord is worshipped in the form of a boar.

It is stated that if Narayana satakshari japa and Parayana of Varahakanda is done at this-shrine for three days, it bestows immense spiritual benefit to the devotee.

Two miles from thereof is a famous shrine of Malola Narasimha. The deity here is a Santaroopa, always in sport with the divine mother Lakshmi.

The famous Kakathiya King Prataparudra has donated the Utsava vigraha made of gold, which is under worship, by the great spiritual seers of Ahobalam called the Ahobalam jeers.

Then, higher up, is the Jwala Narasimha shrine, where the Ugrakala of the Lord is seen, and this is said to be the actual spot, where the fierce anger of the Lordreached its climax when he tore asunder Hiranya- kasipu.

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