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Sri Prahladavardan (Ahopilam) temple

Moolavar : Prahladavaradan, Lakshmi Narasimhan
Urchavar : There are 9 procession deities in both theTemples at the foothill and at the top.
Amman / Thayar : Amirtavalli, Chenchulaksmi
Thala Virutcham : NA
Theertham : Indira theertham, Narasimha theertham, Papanasa Theertham, Gaja theertham and Bargavatheertham
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Thiru singavel Kundram
City : Ahopilam
District : Kurnool
State : Andhra Pradesh


   The temple is praised in the Mangalasasanam hymns of Saint Nammazhwar


   Narasimha Jeyanthi, Vaikunda Ekadasi

Temple's Speciality:

   There are in nine forms of Lord Narasimha in the temple, his appearance from the pillar, tearing Hiranya?s stomach, roaring ferociously and finally the peaceful form (shanti form) all quite realistically depicted.

Opening Time:

   Hill top temple from 7.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m and 2.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m., Foot hill temple from 6.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and 3.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.


   Sri Prahladavardan (Lakshmi Narasimhan) temple Singavelkundram (Ahopilam) Krunool dist. Andhra Pradesh.


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General Information:

   The two temples at the foot and top of the hill are situated between a distance of 10 km from each other. The devotees have to go with adequate security to hill temples of Lord Narasimha due to the presence of wild animals in evening hours. The route too is rough and steep to trek on the hill. The devotee has to return early after worship before 6.00 p.m.


   Prayers at the feet of the Lord are submitted for relief from the threats of enemies.

Thanks giving:

   Devotees perform abishek and do archanas with Tulsi leaves.

Greatness Of Temple:

   ?Aho? means Lion. ?Pilam? means cave. As the Lord appeared before His devotee Prahladha, He is praised as ?Prahladha Varadhan?. Sri Garuda the eagle vehicle of Vishnu, His Holiness Sri Azhagia Singar the first Jeer of the Mutt had the darshan of the Lord at the temple at the foot hills.

Temple History:

   Prahladha, son of demon Hiranya Kasipu was a staunch Vishnu devotee while the father was adamant claiming that he alone was supreme. He demanded son Prahladha to show him his Lord. Undeterred by the threat of his father, Prhaladha said that He was omnipresent and also in the pillar. Hiranya hit the pillar with his club. Lord Narasimha appeared from the pillar and destroyed the demon. The palace where Prahladha said to have lived was reduced to ruins later and is now a jungle.

Special Features:


*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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