Jwala Narasimha Temple
Adventure / Trekking | Pilgrimage
#10 of 12 Places to Visit in Ahobilam
Distance (From Lower Ahobilam Bus Station): 12 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2-3 Hours
Transportation Options: Walk/Trek
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 4 Kms from Upper Ahobilam Temple, Jwala Narasimha Temple is said to be the place where the actual destruction of the demon Hiranyakashipu took place. The idol here is in fearsome mood with Hiranyakashipu stretched across his lap. It is one of the important attractions in Ahobilam and a good place for trekking in Ahobilam..
This place can be reached from Upper Ahobila temple by trekking along the Bhavanasini River to the peak of the Achalachaya Meru Hill. The path is filled with gorgeous views of Nallamala Hills and a wonderful waterfall on the way. There is a pond on the way that is filled with dark red water like blood, looks like a place where the Lord must have washed the blood off his hands after killing the demon.
After Kroda Narasimha Temple, need to take diversion towards left on the mid way trek to Ugra Stambham to reach Jwala Narasimha Temple.
Timings: 6 AM - 1 PM and 3 PM - 5:30 PM