Ahobilam Temple History, Weather, Distance from Kurnool and Yaganti, and Timings

Ahobilam Temple History, Timings: Open, Close, and Darshan Today

Ahobilam Temples List and History

It is believed that one will attain Vishnu Loka’s afterlife by visiting Nava Narasimha Kshetras from sunrise to sunshine.

Ahobilam Ugra Narasimha Swamy

The main temple and oldest of the nine shrines is located on the Upper Ahobilam, eight kilometers from the Lower Ahobilam. Here, the angry pose of the Lord shows in the sanctum sanctorum. He is therefore known as Ugra Narasimha. He goes by the name Ahobila Narasimha and is the temple’s main deity. Here, Narasimha was ‘Svayambhu’ (self-manifest).

Bhargava Narasimha

The temple dedicated to Bhargava Narasimha is located two kilometers from Lower Ahobilam. It is situated on a hill close to the sacred pond known as Bhargava Tirtham. That is the location of Bhargava Rama’s penance. Bhargava Narasimha is the name given to the temple’s Lord as a result.
The entire distance needs to be covered.

Yogananda Narasimha

The distance between the temple and Lower Ahobilam is two kilometers to the southeast. According to a famous story, Lord Narasimha taught Prahlada various yoga poses after he defeated Hāranyakasāpu. Consequently, the master in this position is known as Yogananda Narasimha. There is a secure road that connects them.

Chatravata Narasimha

Approximately four kilometers separate the temple of Chatravata from the lower Ahobilam. This is the same motorable route that leads to Yogananda. However, to go to this shrine, we must walk about a furlong on a rough route from the road. Because a banian tree that resembles an umbrella covers this tiny temple, its deity is known as Chatravata Narasimha.

Kroda or Varaha Narasimha

The Varaha Narasāmha temple is located one kilometer from the Ahobila Narasimha main temple in Upper Ahobilam. Walking eastward by the Bhavanasını River after passing Kalakshepa Mandapa, we reach the cave temple of Kroda (Varaha). The beautiful surroundings mesmerize us as we approach. The mountains that are covered in tall trees are breathtaking. The stream of Bhavanasini flows through the narrow valley between Vedarı and Guradadri, forming the Varahagundam.

Karanja or Saranga Narasimha

The temple is located one furlong from the road that leads to Lower Ahobilam and one kilometer from Upper Ahobilam. To the left of the road flows the Bhavanasini River. The name Karanja Narasimha comes from the shrine’s location beneath a Karanja tree. The Lord’s representation appears to be sitting quietly with a cobra covering its head.
The upper left hand has a saranga, or bow, while the upper right hand has a chakra. The lower hands are holding the Dhyana mudra.

Malola Narasimha

The main temple of Upper Ahobilam is located approximately two kilometers away from the Malola temple. Here the deity is shown in his ‘Soumya’ (peaceful) feature. Malola Narasimha is the name given to Narasimha when he is seen with his consort, Lakshmi. The term ‘Malola’ signifies Lakshmi’s beloved. (Ma = Lakshmi, Lola = Beloved) The temple is situated on a level portion of the Vedadri mountain’s top. Another name for this location is Markonda Lakshmā Kshetra.

Jwala Narasimha

Situated on a hill known as “Achalachaya Meru,” the Jwala Narasimha temple is situated higher up than the Malola temple. Four kilometers or so separate this from the top Ahobilam temple. This is supposed to be the precise location where the Lord’s anger, or rage, erupted as he tore Hiranyakasipu. It is a little difficult to get to this place because there is a very deep valley on the other side of a small opening that the peak’s rocks have carved out on one side. One must proceed with extreme caution. The main entrance door of Hiranyakasipu’s expansive palace is said to be located in the area where Jwala Narasimha is sitting with Hiranyakasipu on his lap. Narasimha appeared, breaking through one of the demon’s palace’s pillars. The section of this pillar that is upright resembles a tall hill. The name Achalachayameru refers to its hilly, towering pillar.

It is commonly accepted that Narasimha appeared extremely angry after killing Hiranyakasipu. Indra and the other gods calmed him by showering Suraganga water (celestial Ganges) on his head. The water trickled into the valley nearby and eventually became the Bhavanasini River.

Pavana Narasimha

Built approximately six kilometers away from the upper Ahobilam temple, the Pavana Narasimha shrine is built on the bank of the Pavani River. The whole distance from upper Ahobilam southwards must be walked over a steep woodland path. The Chenchus, a group of indigenous people, live around one kilometer away from this temple. They continue to sing about the historic union of the Chenchu girl and Narasimha in their native tongue.

Lower (Diguva) Ahobilam Timings

TimingsPooja and Darshan
6.00 am to 6.30 amViswaroopam
6.30 am to 8.30 amSevarthi Darshan
8.30 am to 9.00 amMorning Pooja and Balabhogam
9.00 am to 12.00 pmSevarthi Darshan
12.00 pm to 12.30 pmAfternoon, Pooja and Rajabhogam
12.30 pm to 1.00 pmSevarthi Darshan
1.00 pm to 3.00 pmTemple remains closed (Break)
3.00 pm to 6.30 pmSevarthi Darshan
6.30 pm to 7.00 pmEvening Pooja
7.00 pm to 8.00 pmSevarthi Darshan
8.00 pmSayanotsavavm (Temple closed)
Lower Ahobilam opening timings

Upper (Eguva) Ahobilam Temple Timings

TimingsPooja and Darshan
7.00 am to 7.30 amViswaroopam
7.30 am to 8.30 amSevarthi Darshan
8.30 am to 9.00 amMorning Pooja and Balabhogam
9.00 am to 12.00 pmSevarthi Darshan
12.00 pm to 12.30 pmAfter Pooja and Rajabhogam
12.30 pm to 1.00 pmSevarthi Darshan
1.00 pm to 2.00 pmTemple remains closed (Break)
2.00 pm to 5.00 pmSevarthi Darshan
5.00 pm to 5.30 pmEvening Pooja
5.30 pm to 7.00 pmSevarthi Darshan
7.00 pmSayanotsavam (Temple closed)
Eguva Ahobilam temple timings

Ahobilam Ugra Stambham

Eight kilometers from the upper Ahobilam, we can see the gap where the mountain splits into two distinct halves. There is a long-standing belief that the lord materialized as Narasimha from the split, which is called “Ugra Stambham.” There is a very challenging route to take to get to this place. Here, at the foot of a mountain, is a little iron pillar placed in remembrance of the occasion.

Ahobilam Weather

  • Best time to visit: Jan to Oct
  • Water flow will be high from the mountains during the rainy season, which blocks the road path to Eguva Ahobilam.
  • Summer and winter are the best seasons to visit.

Ahobilam Bus Timings from Yerraguntla and Allagadda

Bus Timings from Allagadda to Ahobilam

Ahobilam Upper TimingsAhobilam Lower Timings
5:15 am8:00 pm
6:15 am11:30 am
9:00 am1:15 pm
10:30 am4:45 pm
2:00 pm7:30 pm
3:30 pm 
6:15 pm 
Ahobilam bus timings

Yerraguntla to Ahobilam Bus Timings

  • You can travel by car or bus to Ahobilam, which is 74 km away from Yerraguntla Railway Station.
  • A direct bus to Ahobilam is not available from Yerraguntla.
  • From Yerraguntla, direct buses are operated to Srisailam, Kadapa, Tirupati, Kurnool, Uravakonda, Tadipatri, Nellore, Hyderabad, Bellary, Rayadurgam, Kaliyanadurgam Anantapur, Vijayawada, and Bangalore.
  • Travel time from Yerraguntla to Ahobilam: 3 hours.

Ahobilam Room Booking Procedure

  • Sri Krishna Devaraya Satram is located right to the temple.
  • Padmasali Satram is near the main temple.
  • Karivena Satram is located in the upper Ahobilam.
  • Reddy Satram is located at a walkable distance from the temple.
  • The APTDC Haritha Hotel is located on the main road.
  • Pavana Hotel is located behind the temple, which is 2 minutes from the main temple.

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