The year 2016 began with the blessings of Lord Narasimha. On January 23 and 24, Tirtha Yatra organized its second yatra to Ahobilam in Andhra Pradesh. Ahobilam is a place where Lord Vishnu took the Narasimha Avatara to protect his devotee Prahlada. There are nine temples of Lord Narasimha – all located in the midst of the forest. These temples house the swayambhu Deities of Lord Narasimha. The darshan involves an unforgettable trek on the river bed of Bhavanashini River, and a refreshing walk in the Nallamalla forest.
Forty devotees from Bengaluru and Chennai were part of this yatra including the senior citizens and the students. Our team went a step forward to help the senior citizens by hand holding them on the trek to Jwala Narasimha temple. Bhajans, kirtans and the philosophical discourse were part of the yatra. One of the special attractions was prasadam. A traditional and authentic Andhra Pradesh cuisine was served to the yatris. Our yatra concluded with the darshan of Sri Kadiri Narasimha in Kadiri while returning.
What our yatris say about this yatra
This was one of the best experiences in my life. It was simply an ‘out of the world’ experience. Especially the trekking part; I truly enjoyed it. Ahobilam is one of the best pilgrimage places and I feel every possible individual should experience this pilgrimage place and receive the blessings of Nava Narasimhas. This place falls into the category of one of the best, out of the world and never to forget experiences. Tremendous thanks to the team of Tirtha Yatra for bringing this beautiful dham closer to us and creating more awareness about this place. It was an extremely overwhelming and spiritual experience. The travel was nicely planned and coordinated and was quite comfortable. Prasadam was extremely delicious and was served on time. – Varsha Ramanna, Senior Engineer, General Motors
It was a very unique and a memorable experience. Our yatra director’s pleasing, friendly and helpful nature helped us in enjoying every moment of the yatra. With the help of the entire Tirtha Yatra team I could experience Ahobilam in all its glory in spite of the tough terrain and the bumpy jeep ride. The trek to Jwala Narasimha was impressive and unforgettable. – Jyotishri Harsha, Housewife
Our yatra director was a warm and friendly person. He saw to it that the whole group had a happy and spiritual experience. The yatra was well worth it and would like to experience it again. – Dr Priyadarshi Acharya
The yatra was excellent. – Vasanth Kumar, Quality Control Engineer, ISRO
It was a journey we wanted to make as a family. Thank you for providing us the opportunity. It was a good experience of trekking and having darshana of Nava Narasimhas. – R Dhananjaya, Student
The doli and the jeep really helped me to have darshan of the Lord. Darshan at all the nine temples of Lord Narasimha was an awesome experience. This yatra has lifted my spiritual spirit to go on more yatras. – Malliga Shankar, Income Tax Officer
Relaxing on the banks of Bhavanashini River
Trek to Sri Jwala Narasimha Temple
The temple of Sri Malola Narasimha
The temple gopura of Sri Ahobila Narasimha Temple
Team of yatris from Chennai
Enthusiastic yatris almost at the base of ugra stambha
Trek to Jwala Narasimha0