What is the story of Ahobilam?
What is the story of Ahobilam?
It is the centre of worship of Narasimha, the lion-headed avatar of Vishnu, to whom the nine Hindu temples and other shrines all dedicated. The main village and a temple complex are at Lower Ahobilam. Upper Ahobilam, about 8 kilometres to the east, has more temples in a steep gorge.
How many steps are in Ahobilam?
Initially, there are around 50 concrete steps and after climbing them we were in front of the Ahobilam Narasimha Swami temple.
Where is Ahobilam in which district?
Ahobilam is one of the most powerfull god’s Lord Narasimha Swami Temple which is located in Kurnool district. its near to Nandayal 40 km approximately. The Lord here appears in his fierce aspect, called Ugra Narasimha, who is the presiding deity of the temple and is known as Ahobila Nrisimha Swamy.
How do I get to Ahobilam Temple?
How to Reach Ahobilam
- By Air. Nearest Airport: Hyderabad – Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (333 Kms) Direct Flights to Hyderabad.
- By Train. Nearest Train Station: Nandyal Railway Station (66 Kms) Direct Trains to Nandyal.
- By Bus. Nearest Bus Station: Lower Ahobilam Bus Station (0 Kms) Allagadda (25 Kms)
Is Kurnool a district?
Kurnool District is one of the four districts in the Rayalaseema region of the Indian state of Telangana . The city of Kurnool is the headquarters of the district.
Why did Shiva killed Narasimha?
At the behest of the gods, Shiva sent Virabhadra to tackle Narasimha. When that failed, Shiva manifested as Sharabha. When Narasimha saw Sharabha, he became more angry and assumed the ferocious form of Gandaberunda. The Linga Purana and the Sharabha Upanishad also mention the mutilation and murder of Narasimha.
How can I reach Mahanandi?
Mahanandi is about 21 km from Nandyal. The nearest international airport is at Hyderabad, which is about 215 km from Kurnool, and the nearest railway station is at Nandyal. There are 2 routes to reach Mahanandi from Nandyal town. One route via Thimmapuram and is the shortest, around 17 km from bus stand.
How do I get to Yaganti?
How to Reach Yaganti
- By Air. Nearest Airport: Hyderabad – Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (290 Kms) Direct Flights to Hyderabad.
- By Train. Nearest Train Station: Nandyal Railway Station (55 Kms) Direct Trains to Nandyal.
- By Bus. Nearest Bus Station: Yaganti Bus Stand (0 Kms) Banaganapalle (11 Kms) Direct Buses to Yaganti.
Why was Narasimha killed?
Narasimha is an angry god. He broke demon Hiranyakashipu’s neck like a twig and clawed his stomach and wore his intestines as a garland, screaming in extreme delight. All because the demon king had forbidden his son Prahlad from worshipping Vishnu in the Asuric kingdom and was trying to murder the devout boy.
How was Narasimha killed?
The other gods turned to Shiva for help. After two unsuccessful attempts to calm the anger of Narasimha, Shiva turns himself into his most devastating form, Sharabha – a huge and terrifying man-eating bird. He knocked Narasimha down with his giant wings and carried him off.
Which is the best temple to visit in Ahobilam?
The Nava Narasimha temples or the 9 temples are: 1. Ahobila Narasimha, the main temple located at Upper Ahobilam 2. Karanja Narasimha, located on the way to Upper Ahobilam 3. Malola Narasimha, can only be reached by a 2 km trek from Upper Ahobilam Temple 4.
Where is the location of Ahobilam in India?
Ahobilam is located at 15°08′00″N 78°43′00″E / 15.1333°N 78.7167°E / 15.1333; 78.7167. It is located in Nallamala Forest, along the Eastern Ghats.
Which is the origin of the word Ahobilam?
According to Stala Purana, there are two popular legends for the derivation of the word ‘Ahobilam’. It is stated that the Devas (Gods), while witnessing the terrific aspect (Ugra Kala), the lord took on in order to tear to pieces Hiranyakasipu sung in His praise as ‘Ahobala’ (Lo: the strength).
How did the cave of Ahobila get its name?
Naarasimham Param Daivam Ahobilam Aho Balam. The other version is that because of the great cave, the Ahobila, where Garuda worshipped, did penance and realised the lord, the place itself has come to be called Ahobilam. The Ahobilam ‘Kaifiyat’ gives support to this legend.