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Ahovalam
 


The place of appearance of Lord Nrsimhadeva.

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Ahovalam is 300 km south from Hyderabad, where all eight forms of Sri Nrsimhadev are worshiped.

This place was visited by Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and it is located in remote place far away from main roads.

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Unusually big mridanga (drum)
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To explore Upper and Lower Ahovalam takes at least two days
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Catravata Nrsimha Temple
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Deities in Catravata Nrsimha Temple
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Radha-raman Prabhu with priests from Ahovalam chanting Visnu-sahasra-nama stotra

Priest - his father and grandfather
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Mandapa for rest
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Upper Ahobalam - main entrance
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Garuda stambha
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Eight forms of Lord Nrsimhadev.
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Cave Temple of Krodha Narasimha, where Lord Nrsimhadev is worshiped as Varaha Narasimha
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Varaha Narasimha Deities

(Varahadev killed Hiranyakasipu´s brother Hiranyaksa)

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Self manifested Salagram-sila of Nrsimha Swami in cave temple
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Rakta-kund ("bloody lake") where Lord Nrsimhadev washed His hands after killing of Hiranyakasipu
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Ugra-kara Nrsimha Deities
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If you want to see a place of Lord Nrsimhadeva´s appearance, it is better to take a guide with you.

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Ugra-stambha (pillar of Hiranyakasipu´s palace, where Sri Nrsimha had appeared)
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Finally on the top...
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Hundreds of students listened to Prahlada at this place.

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Yoga-Nrsimha Swami Deities worshiped in cave where Prahlada Maharaja was hiding.

In this form Lord Nrsimhadev taught yoga to small Prahlada.

 

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English texts, selection of images, design:
Tattva-darsi das
Most texts are based on the information from Jada Bharata's book Holy Places of India,
which contains many additional information useful for travelers. It can be found on:
www.spiritualguides.net

Photographs from his travels:
Radha-raman das

 


Published:
2001
 
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