popular belief is that in the famous puranic story of Prahlada, the pillar which
Hiranyakasipu kicked asking his son whether Lord Vishnu was immanent in that pillar too
was this same pillar, and that out of this pillar, Lord Vishnu finally emerged as Ugra
Narasimha, and killed the demon.
from this shrine is the shrine of Kroda Narasirnha, where the Lord is worshipped in the
form of a boar.
It is stated that if Narayana satakshari japa and Parayana
of Varahakanda is done at this-shrine for three days, it bestows immense spiritual benefit
to the devotee.
Two miles from thereof is a famous shrine of Malola
Narasimha. The deity here is a Santaroopa, always in sport with the divine mother Lakshmi.
The famous Kakathiya King Prataparudra has donated the
Utsava vigraha made of gold, which is under worship, by the great spiritual seers of
Ahobalam called the Ahobalam jeers.
Then, higher up, is the Jwala Narasimha shrine, where the
Ugrakala of the Lord is seen, and this is said to be the actual spot, where the fierce
anger of the Lordreached its climax when he tore asunder Hiranya- kasipu.