9 Different Forms of Sri Narasimhar
Since Sri Narasimhar is giving his seva in 9 different stages or forms, this Ahobilam sthalam is also named as "Nava Narasimha Kshetram".
- Ahobila Narasimhar
- Varagha Narasimhar
- Malola Narasimhar
- Yoganandha Narasimhar
- Bhavana Narasimhar
- Kaaranja Narasimhar
- Chathravada Narasimhar
- Bharghava Narasimhar
- Jwala Narasimhar
When we travel from Lower Ahobilam to upper Ahobilam, in around 2 1/2 Kms, we can be able to
get the dharshan of 2 Narasimhas namely "Chakkaravada Narasimhar" and "Yoganandha Narasimhar".
This Narasimhar is found beneath the Arasa Maram (tree) in Veetriruntha thirukkolam facing
his thirumugham towards East direction on Aadhiseshan. This perumal is said to have an specific
attention towards music and showing Gambheeram (erect) seva.
He is found along with chakkaram which is said to be the hamsam of wealth. The Arasa maram
which is the symbol of Gnanam serves as the umbrella for this Narasimhar.
This Narasimhar is found inside a small temple where he is found his one leg is put on
another leg and both of his hands are placed on his legs, thus the perumal gives his seva
in Yoga position. Because of this Yoga seva, this Narasimhar is called as "Yoganantha
Narasimhar". To make himself calm after the Vadham (Killing) of Hiranyakasibhu, the perumal
is said to be found in this seva.