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Ahobila Nrsimha temple, situated at Upper Ahobilam, about 8 kms from Lower Ahobilam, is the main temple. The Ugra Narasimha deity here is Swayam-Vyakta (self-manifest), and this is the most ancient of the nine temples.

Bhargava Narasimha temple is situated two kilometers from Lower Ahobilam, on a hill, near the sacred pond known as Bhargava tirtham, where Bhargave Rama performed his penance. The Lord of the temple is known as Bhargava Narasimha Swamy.

Chatravata Nrsimha temple is about 3 kms from Lower Ahobilam. The deity is installed under a Peepal tree, surrounded by thorny bushes, so the Lord is called as Chatravata Narasimhaswamy.

Jwala Nrsimha temple is higher up on the Achalachaya Meru hill than the Malola Lakshmi Nrsimhaswamy temple, and is about 4kms from the Upper Ahobilam temple. Here, the fierce anger of the Lord reached its culmination when He tore Hiranyakasipu apart.

Karanja Narasimha shring is 1 km from Upper Ahobilam and 2/5 km from the road leading to Lower Ahobilam. The deity is installed under a tree called Karanja vrksham.

Krodakara (Varaha) Narasimha temple is 1 km away from the main temple of Ahobila Nrsimha in Upper Ahobilam. The deity has the face of a boar (Varaha or Kroda) and the Lord is seen here with His Consort, Lakshmi.

Malola Nrsimha shrine is nearly 2kms from the main temple of Upper Ahobilam. The deity here appears in 'soumya' (graceful) form. As Lord Narasimha is seen with His consort, Lakshmi, He is known as Malola Nrsimha Swamy. 'Malola' means beloved to Lakshmi. The Utsavamurti of the Lord appeared to Srimat Adivan Shatakopa Jiyar, the first Jeer of Sri Ahobila Mutt.and is worshipped as the main deity of Sri Ahobila Mutt. The deity travels with the Jeers wherever they go and it is at their feet (the Malola Lakshmi Nrsimha Swamy deities) that Prapatti is performed.

Pavana Nrsimha shrine is near the Jwala Nrsimha temple, on the bank of the river Pavana. It is about 6 kms from the Upper Ahobilam temple. There is another famous shrine dedicated to Lord Nrsimha Swamy in Lower Ahobilam, which is known as Prahalada Varada Sannidhi.

Prahalada Mettu is a small shrine situated in a cave on the hill, in-between Ugra Stambham and Upper Ahobilam. It is dedicated to Prahlada Nrsimhaswamy and a deity of Prahlada is installed in a small cave. There are a number of holy tirthas (ponds) around this area. Raktakundam, the most important, is where Lord Nrsimha washed His hands after killing Hiranyakashipu. The water is still said to be red in appearence.

Ugra Stambham us 8 kms from the Upper Ahobilam temple, where there is a cleft in the mountain dividing it into two visible parts. This is the spot from where the Lord appeared and it is therefore called Ugra Stambham.

Yogananda Narasimha temple is two kms southeast of Lower Ahobilam. After killing Hiranyakasipu, Lord Nrsimha taught Prahalada several yogic postures. The Lord in this aspect is called Yogananda Narasimha.