per Sthalapurana, Garuda performed Tapas to have the Darshan of
Nrisimha of Vibhavathara. Granting the boon to Garuda, the Lord
settled amidst the hills and dense forests in nine different forms
mentioned above. Hence this holy hill is called Garudadri, Garudachalam
and Garudasailam. It is also believed that the Lord killed Hiranyakasipu
and saved Prahlada at this Kshetra. As Lord settled here forgetting
even the Srivakunta, Mahalakshmi took avatar in the Hunter's family
and married the Lord and hence called Senjulakshmi (Senju - Hunterfolk).
There is temple for Prahladavarda at lower Ahobilam.
Thaayaar - Amruthavalli, Senchulakshmii
Theertham - Indra, Nrusimha, Paapanaasa, Gaja, Bargava Theerthams.
There is a cave temple on top of the hill about
6 miles from Ahobilam. The Moolavar here is Ahobila Narasimhar.
The utsavar is Rama.
Thaayaar - Lakshmi
Theertham - Bavanaasini.
As you climb further uphill along the banks of bavanasini you can
reach the Varahanarasimha temple & further uphill on a steep
hill Maalola Narasimhan gives darshan in a small sannadhi. It is
believed that the pillar from which Lord Narasimha broke out can
be seen two miles from this spot. The route to get the darshan of
Jwaala Narasimhan & to reach these places, a guide is necessary.