Saturday Jun 15, 2024

Ahobilam Karanja Narasimha Swamy Temple, Andhra Pradesh


Ahobilam Karanja Narasimha Swamy Temple, Andhra Pradesh

Upper Ahobilam, Ahobilam,

Andhra Pradesh–518 553

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Karanja Narasimha Swamy


Karanja Narasimha Swamy Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu located at Ahobilam in Andhra Pradesh. This Temple is situated very close to Yeguva Ahobilam. The Temple is located at about 1 Km from Upper Ahobilam and 7 Kms from Lower Ahobilam

Puranic Significance 

 According to legends, Hanuman has meditated here and when Lord Narasimha shows up on him, Hanuman refuses to recognize his god in any form but Rama. As per the wish of Hanuman, Lord Narasimha expresses himself in Rama’s characteristic weapon, the bow.The temple set on a picturesque backdrop with Garudathri Mountain and is very pleasing to the eyes. It is located on the banks of Bavanashini River that presents an added beauty to the serenity of the Nallamala forest.The sannadhi of the Lord Sri Narashima is facing the Bhavanashini River with Garudathri Maountain in the background. Sri Garudalwar is facing the Lord.Mythologically Karanja Sri Narasimha was worshipped by Sri Kapila Rishi to ward off the curse given by Sri Durvasa Rishi. Sri Narasimha has taken a unique form in this kshetra. The Lord is in Padmasana under a Karanja Vriksha with ‘chatur bhuja’ [four armed]. The Lord is seen with a bow and arrows in His left upper hand, the right upper hand holds ‘Sri Sudarshanam’, lower hands are showing ‘abhaya’ mudra. Lord has ‘tri_nethra’ and Sri Adi Shesha with one head covering the Lord as ‘Chatram’.


Worship at the temple of Lord Kaaranja Narasimha bestows one with abundant knowledge and wisdom.      

Special Features

   The Deity of Lord Narasimha is under the Karanja Tree; hence he is known as Karanja Narasimha. Karanja Tree is also called as Honge Mara in the local language. The Temple is believed to be 1500 years old. Presiding Deity is called as Karanja Narasimha Swamy. Here he is seen with a bow in hand and with a chakra. Anjaneya is seen in a standing posture with folded hands with his face turned towards Karanja Narasimha. The presiding deity rules planet Chandran / Moon.


10 days Narasimha Jayanthi on Vaikasi


1500 Year Old

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Government of Ahobila Mutt

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