Jai Sriman Narayana !!
Thirusingavel Kundram is one of the 108 Divya Desams of Lord Vishnu located in Kurnool District, Andhra Pradesh. The two shrines known as Lower Ahobilam & Upper Ahobilam is considered as one of the 108 Divya Desams of Lord Vishnu. In Lower Ahobilam Lord can be seen in his peaceful form and nine forms of Lord Narasimha at the hill top.
Presiding deity – Sri Ugra Narasimhar/Ahobila Narasimhar/Sri Prahalada Varadan/Lakshmi Narasimhar with his consort Goddess Sri Chenchu Lakshmi Thayar/Ahobilavalli/Amruthavalli
Pushkarani – Indra Pushkarani, Narasimha Pushkarani, Papanasa Pushkarani, Gaja Pushkarani, Bhargava Pushkarani
Mangalasasanam – Thirumangai Alwar
Vimanam – Bhila (Cave) Vimanam
Worshipped by – Navagrahas, Garuda,
Prathyaksham to – Garuda, All the deities & Sages, Prahalada
Festivals – Narasimha Jayanthi, Masi Brahmostavam & Thiru Kalyanam of Lord Narasimha with Goddess Sri Chenchu Lakshmi Thayar, Serthi Utsavam, Sri Rama Navami,
Sannidhis at Upper Ahibilam are – Ahobila Narasimhar, Krodha/Varaha Narasimhar with Goddess Boodevi Nachiyar,
Malola Narasimhar – Worship of Malaola Narasimha Swamy with his consort Goddess Sri Lakshmi provides all the devoutness,
Jwala Narasimhar – Worship of Lord Jwala Narasimha Swamy eradicates all the sins and provides fame,
Pavana Narasimhar – Lord Pavana Narasimha Swamy is the most serene form of Lord. Worship of Lord Pavana Narasimha destroys all the sins committed in the past and the present life,
Karanja/Saranga Narasimhar – Worship of Saranga Narasimha Swamy provides clarity in Speech, Thought and Action.
The sannidhis at Lower Ahobilam are – Lord Bhargava Narasimha worshipped by Sage Parasurama. Worship of Lord Bhargava Narasimha after a holy dip in Akshya Theertha would provide affluence
Yogananda Narasimha – Prahlada worshipped Lord Yogananda Narasimha and attained eternal wisdom. Worship of Yogananda Narasimha provides intelligence and wisdom.
Kshatravada Narasimha – Worship of Lord Kshatravada Narasimha provides intelligence in art forms.
Ugra Narasimha Swamy with his consort Goddess Sri Chenchu Lakshmi Thayar – Worship of them destroys fear and provides enormous courage.
Varaha Narasimha Swamy with his consort Goddess Sri Lakshmi – Worship of them provides success in all endeavors and removes obstacles.
The legend has that Lord Vishnu’s fourth incarnation as Lord Narsimha was taken place on this sacred land to save his zealous devotee Prahalada. Lord Sriman Narayana emerged out of the Ugra Sthambam/Stone pillar in his fierce form as half man & half lion to kill the demon Hiranyakashipu. The demon Hiranya Kashipu attained several boons to live an immortal life and started harassing the life of deities and sages. He had obtained quite intricate boons and they were his death would not be possible by deities or human man, not with any of the weapons, not during the day or night, and not on the Earth or Sky. All the deities appealed to Lord Vishnu to save from the atrocities of the demon Hiranyakashipu. In order to keep the boons provided unscathed, Lord Vishnu transformed into a half-man half-lion form and appeared before Hiranyakashipu at the time of sunset, Lord Narasimha took his body on his lap and seated at the raised platform made of wood at the entrance of Hiranyakashipu’s palace and tore his abdomen with his sharp pointed nails. In this way, Lord Narasimha protected the boons provided to Hiranyakashipu.
The Upper Ahobilam remains open from 6.30 AM to 1.00PM in the morning and 2.00PM to 6.00PM in the evenings and Lower Ahobilam remains open from 6.30 AM to 1.00PM morning and 3.00PM to 8.00PM in the evenings.
Jai Sriman Narayana !!