April 28, 2016

Ahobila Math of Tambaram

Site Name: Ahobila Math
Site Type: Hindu temple
Location:   Selaiyur, East Tambaram, Near Chennai, Tamil Nadu state, India
Highlights: The branch of famous Ahobila Math in Tambaram
Nearest Railway Station: Tambaram
Nearest Airport: Chennai
How to reach: Well connected by road from Tambaram and Chennai
Hotel: A lot of options across Chennai
Restaurants:  A lot of options across Chennai and Tambaram

Sri Ahobila Math is a Vaishnava monastery established in the beginning of the 15th century CE in Ahobilam in Andhra Pradesh state of India. This Math has many branches all over India. Let us discuss about one such Ahobila Math located in Tambaram town near Chennai.

 Like any other Ahobila Math, this Math also has a Narasimha temple. The beautiful Murti of Narasimha with his consort Lakshmi on his lap is found seated on five hood Adi Sesha.

The temple has no other sub shrines apart from this main shrine. There is a small prakara. Vimana is there. But there is no gopura or flag staff in this temple. 

The utsav idols of Narasimha called as Prahalada Varada along with his two consorts, Lakshmi and Varaha, Lakshmi, Andal, Udaiyavar, Tirumangai Alwar and few other Alwars are also located in the sanctum. 

Happy travelling.

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