Ahobhilam (Telugu: అహోబిళం,[1] Sanskrit: अहोबिलम्) also  
known as Ahobalam is located in the Allagadda mandal of  
Kurnool district in Andhra Pradesh, India. It is located at a  
distance of 40 km from Nandyal and about 150 km from  
Kurnool, the district headquarters. There are two temple  
houses, lower Ahobilam and upper Ahobilam.


This place is known as Singavelkundram and is dedicated to  
Lord Narasimha, the man-lion form of Lord Vishnu, which he  
took on in order to kill the demon Hiranyakashyapa. Only at  
Ahobilam are all the nine forms of Lord Narasimha i.e. Nava  
Narasimha worshiped.As soon as the foot of the hills is  
reached there is the temple of Prahaladavarada Narasimha,  
the form of Lord Narasimha blessing Prahalada. This temple  
lies in the center of three Prakaras, which are built in  
Vijayanagara style. About a furlong from this temple is the  
Alwar Koneru, a drinking water lake. From the foot of the hills  
one has to ascend the hill to reach what is called upper  
Ahobilam. The hill path is about 9 km and is cut across virgin  
hills and forests and is served by several cascades of  
exquisite natural beauty.Accessible airports to Ahobilam are  
Tirupati and Hyderabad, located at a distance of 232 km and  
363 km respectively. Nandyal town on Guntur - Hubli railway  
line is the convenient rail head at a distance of 74 km and  
Cuddapah on Madras - Bombay line is at a distance of 118  
km. Ahobilam is 34 km from Allagadda , state buses connect  
Allagada with Hyderabad, Tirupati, Chittor, Cuddapah,  
Kurnool, Nellore and Madras.