Theerthams of Ahobilam
In this sthalam, 13 theerthams are found which is said to cure all kinds of diseases, evils
1. Kaalava Theertham:
This theertham is also called as "Asalathruvam". It is said only on the shore of this
theertham, Kaalava Maharishi did tapas towards Emperumaan and finally got the seva. This
theertham is found in the west side where Jwala Narasimhar is seen. If any human, takes bath
in Karthigai month, it is believed that we can attain wealth and finally attain Mukthi.
2 & 3. Rama - Lakshmana theertham:
The 2nd and 3rd theertham are collectively called as "Rama - Lakshmana theertham". This theertham
is said to be the theertham where Sri Ramar and Lakshman took bath after they lost Seeta
Pirattiyaar and worshipped the Narsimhar. So these theerthams are said to be "Maha Punya theerthams".
4. Bheema Theertham:
It is believed that this theertham is found to be constructed by Lord Shivan. Bheeman means
Bayangaran (terrific). So, if any person who takes bath in this theertham, his pabham (sin)
itself is terrified by the effect of this theertham and ridded off from us. If we do viradham and
say the Gayathri Jabham near this theertham, we can find good results and can attain good
position in our life.
5. Sanga theertham:
In this theertham, a rishi by named "Sangar" along with his brother "Likithar" did tapas for
the good of the world. It is believed that if we take bath in this theertham for around six
years, we can remember of pervious Janmha. And if we give food for the Brahmanas is the shore
of this theertham, it is said to be equivalent for doing the after funeral and to generations
are said to gain the good stage in life.
6. Varaha Theertham:
It is believed that only shore of this theertham, Varahar explained the puranas to Bhoomi
piratti. It is also said that this theertham emerged from a drop of water that came from
varahar after he got out Bhoomi piratti. It is said that near this theertham, if we give
the dhaanam of clothes, in Chitirai Dvadesi and Pournami, it is a special one.
7. Sudharsana Theertham:
As advised by Brahma devan, Ambhareesha king told the Sudharsana mantram near this theertham
and got the complete Arul of Chakkarathalwar.
8. Soodha Theertham:
This is the theertham where all 18,000 rishis stayed on the shore and did tapas. The perumal
stood near this theertham as a mango tree thereby giving fruits and leaves as food for the
animals. Swarna, flower and Kannika Dhaanam are said to be the effective dhaanams near this
9. Thaara Theertham:
Using this theertham only, the food (or) Naivedhuam for Narasimhar is done and it is said to
be theertham of purity. By giving cow, Salagramam near this theertham is a special one in
Aadi month - Dvadesi.
10. Gaja Kundam:
It is said to be the theertham where groups of elephants come to take the water. Eventhough,
Lion being the enemy for Elephants, they wish to take the theertham from this Gaja kundam.
11. Vinayaka Theertham:
On the shore of this theertham, it is believed that Vinayaka perumal is said that he is doing
tapas for the entire world to live in happiness. Doing Anna dhaanam (food Dhaanam) in
Maargazhi is said to be special dhaanam in this theertham.
12. Bairava Theertham:
It is believed that Brairava Moorthy cut his head and dedicated it to the Bavanasisni Nadhi
which came so fast. Bairavar cut his head to stop the fast flow of the Bavanasisni river.
It is said that Bairavar is doing tapas without head on the shore of this theertham.
13. Rattha Theertham:
It is said that in this theertham only Narasimhar washed his hands after the Vadham (killing)
It is said these 13 theerthams not a separate theerthams, but all are considered to be the
Bavanasini Nadhi, but it is categorised into 13. On the shore, there are 3 Gughais (Cave) in which
3 Narasimhars are found to give this seva. In the middle, the Narasimhar is Ugaraha Narasimhar in Veetrirundha thirukkolam facing his thirumugham along the east direction. He
is found along with Lakshmi thaayar.