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Nine forms of Lord Narasimha Swamy in Ahobilam

From: Anand Vangipuram (
Date: Sun Mar 05 2000 - 07:12:25 PST

Dear Bhakti List Members:

This is a continuation from yesterday's discussion.

6.	Chatravata Narasimha Swamy
Near Karanjia Narasimha Swamy shrine, uder the shade
of the great Chatravata tree, is located the temple of
Chatravata Narasimha Swamy.  It has a six-pillared Mukha
Mandapa in front of the sanctum.  The pillars have square
adhistanas and bear bas-reliefs of Sri Narasimha Swamy,
Anjaneya, etc.  The deity carved out of black basaltic
stone is very beautiful.  The Lord is seated in Padmasana
pose.  The two upper right and left hand holds abhaya hasta
and kati hata poses, placed on the waist and the left thigh,
respectively.  Various decorations on the Lord as well
Yagnopavitam are clearly seen.  This is perhaps the most
beautiful and well preserved idol Ahobilam.

To be continued...

The credit for the information provided herein should be
given to "Sapthagiri" which is a Tirumala Tirupati
Devasthanams Publication.  The original article was written
by Acharya Komanduri Ranga of Stillwater, OK.

adiyen rAmAnuja dAsan,
Venkata Yatiraj Anand

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