Prahlada Varada Nrusimha


The Prahlada Varada Temple is also known as the Lower Ahobilam Temple. This temple is one of the most important temples in the lower Ahobilam. After visiting four of the Nrusimha temples in the lower Ahobilam, one can visit the Nrusimha in the Prahadavardan temple in the lower Ahobilam. But this temple is not one of the Nava Narasimha temples. According to legend, Lord Venkateswaraswamy was known to have preceded and established this Nrusimha Swamy here in marrying him. While Yeguva Nrusimha in the Upper Ahobilam was in Urga Nrusimha (ferocious Nrusimha) avatar, Lord Venkateswara established Shanta Nrusimha in the Lower Ahobilam. The Rajagopuram has three walls with seven floors to the east of the temple. The temple is built with many beautiful figures on the walls in In the South Indian tradition.

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We can Worship Lord Lakshminarasimha and Lakshmidevi in his left thigh in sitting posture and facing towards east. This Swami is also known as Prahladavardan because of his grace on Prahlada. Lakshmidevi is called as Amritavalli Tayar. The idols of Prahladavarada, Pranavanarusimha and Jwalanarusimha with ten arms on each side are located inside the temple. A small idol of Sri Adivan Shadagopaswamy, the first Jiyar Swami, is located in front of the sanctum sanctorum. For security reasons, except for Malolanrusinhu, all the other 8 FestivalIdols will be kept in the temple. Only the Idol of Malolanrusimha is Kept in the Ahobila Math. Many pavilions were built outside the temple and there is temple of LordVenkateswara is inside the Temple. It is said that Venkateswaraswamy came here before his marriage to Padmavati and took the blessings of Narasimha. The temple mandapam is currently used as the Swami Kalyana mandapam. Along with the Venkateswara Temple, there is a large water pillar to symbolize the victory of Krishnadevaraya, the Godadevi, the Andal and the Alwar temples. In addition there are many other temples in the Diguva Ahobilam Temple premises.

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