From here on wards it was a steep descent down a few dozen steps as we watched the glorious Bhavasini rive meandering below in tranquility. We reached Krodha or Varaha Narasimhar for a second time. But alas our luck was not on our side. The temple was closed once again and we we were not fortunate to receive the Lords blessings. Here the Lord appears with the body of Narasimhar and the head of Varahar and Lakshmi seated on his lap.
We returned to the base at Ahobilam deposited our bamboo sticks and prayed at Ahobilam. Out final stop was at Karanja Narasimhar around 1 Km from Ahobilam. Once again this temple was closed for repairs.
In conclusion this is by far the most amazing and awesome trek ever undertaken. Located in the lush green and dense Nallamala forest in the heart of the Eastern Ghats in Cuddapah district in Rayalaseema in Andhra Pradesh. A precipitous climb in pouring rain through rocky terrain wading through knee deep water in pebble strewn streams & witnessing multiple waterfalls. Reached the pinnacle after the arduous climb actually walking right through a waterfall fully drenched to witness the glorious sights of Jwala Narasimhar, the Ugra Sthambham & the Garudadri hills. An unparalleled, overwhelming,awe inspiring & hugely humbling experience.
|Entrance to Karanja Temple|