It is believed that the temple was built on Lord Narasimha Swamy's footprint, which is of 5' 3''. The other footstep is in the Ahobilam Temple in Kurnool. It said that Lord gave darshan to Udhaalaka Maharshi. In 1472 A.D, King Sadashivaraya of Vijanagara empire installed a big statue of Lord and built a majestic temple. At the foot, there is a tunnel and all theertha of Abhishekam goes to penna river and hence, there is no theertha here. Also by the side of this temple, is a temple of Udhbava Mahalakshmi 'temple where Sri Maha Lakshmi is in Udhbava form Sadashivaraya installed this idol. A cobra visits mother Maha Lakshmi regularly. There are many inscriptions on Temple walls, which refers to Chalukya King Kirtivarman II, which dates to 8th - 16th centuries. Narasimha bugga, where water emanating from the roots of a Tree. It is believed that this the place where Narasimha Swamy killed the demon Hiranya Kasyapa.
It is believed that the Ugra Sthambham, placed high up the hill from which Narasimha Swamy came out of the pillar to kill the demon Hiranya Kasyapa. There is a pond Rakthakundam in the downhill, which is 2 km from the temple, is believed to be the place where Narasimha Swamy washed his hands after killing Hiranya Kasyapa. The Abhobilam was derived from 'Aho Balam' means 'What a power'
Narasimha Swamy Temple Penna Ahobilam
Annual Car festival will be celebrated in a grand during the month of April.
8.00 am to 11.00 pm & 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm
Temple is 36 km from Anantapur Town. A direct bus is available from Anantapur bus station.A Direct bus is available from Tirupati to Anantapur at regular intervals.
The nearest railway station is Anantapur
The nearest Airport is Bengaluru 172.6 km.