Its been really long since I wrote Part 2 of this thread. One of my friends is planning to visit temples in South India and might most probably visit Ahobilam. He wanted me to complete this thread ….. so here goes …..
After reaching Prahalada Padi, we visited the Yoga Narasimhar shrine.
From top to bottom: The priest, Rajani, Murali and Ramki
The priest (archakar) performed ‘puja’ (archanai) and explained us the significance of the place. From here, we started the most difficult part of our climb – the trek to the top to reach the “Ugra Sthambam” which is believed to be the place with the iron pillar from where Lord Narasimha emerged. The trek upwards was really tough. As I was not aware of the trekking part, I was wearing slippers which made it all the more difficult for me. After climbing for a long time, we finally managed to reach the top.