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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

There are a number of holy Tirtham round the place, the most important of which is Raktakundam.

It is stated that Lord Narasimha after killing the demon Hiranyakasipu washed his gory hands at this Tirtham, and hence the water is still reddish in appearance.

There is another hill Tirtham called Lanja- koneru, which is two miles to the north east of the shrine, en route to Bhargava.

It is said that once upon a time acourtesan, on having the mere darshan of the Lord here, repented of her ways and built the Tirtham to wash off her sins.

This has its own sanctity. The Ramatirtham is a tank that has sacred associations and is five miles from lower Ahobalam.

The temple goes back in its history to ancient days.

There are inscriptions to say that the great Vikramaditya of the Western Chalukya Kings of Kalyan (1076-1106 A.D.) wor- shipped the Moola vigraha of this temple.

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