Penna Ahobilam Narasimha Swamy Temple was built on the banks of Penna rivulet, Penna Nadidam falls near Uravakonda, Anantapur District. Penna Ahobilam is 12 Km from Uravakonda and 36 km from Anantapur Town. Temple is 2800 feet above sea level and built-in Vijayanagara style. This temple is for marriages.
Penna Ahobilam Narasimha Swamy Temple Legends
It is believed that the Ugra Sthambham, placed high up the hill from which Narasimha Swamy came out of the pillar to kill the demon Hiranya Kasyapa. There is a pond Rakthakundam in the downhill, which is 2 km from the temple, is believed to be the place where Narasimha Swamy washed his hands after killing Hiranya Kasyapa. The Abhobilam was derived from ‘Aho Balam’ means ‘What a power’
Penna Ahobilam Narasimha Swamy Temple History
It is believed that the temple was built on Lord Narasimha Swamy’s footprint, which is of 5′ 3”. The other footstep is in the Ahobilam Temple in Kurnool. It said that Lord gave darshan to Udhaalaka Maharshi.
In 1472 A.D, King Sadashivaraya of Vijayanagara empire installed a big statue of Lord and built a majestic temple. At the foot, there is a tunnel and all theertha of Abhishekam goes to penna river and hence, there is no theertha here.
Also by the side of this temple, is a temple of Udhbava Mahalakshmi ‘temple where Sri Maha Lakshmi is in Udhbava form (sprouting from the rock) Sadashivaraya installed this idol. A cobra visits mother Maha Lakshmi regularly.
There are many inscriptions on Temple walls, which refers to Chalukya King Kirtivarman II, which dates to 8th – 16th centuries.
Narasimha Bugga, where water emanating from the roots of a tree. It is believed that this the place where Narasimha Swamy killed the demon Hiranya Kasyapa.
Annual Car (Ratham) festival will be celebrated in a grand during the month of April.
Penna Ahobilam Temple Darshan Timings
- Morning Hours: 6:00 am to 1:00 pm
- Afternoon Hours: 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
How to reach Penna Ahobilam Narasimha Swamy Temple?
- Temple is 36 km from Anantapur Town. The direct bus is available from Anantapur bus station.
- The direct bus is available from Hyderabad, Bangalore and Tirupati to Anantapur at regular intervals.
Penna Ahobilam Narasimha Swamy Temple
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