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Actually Srila Prabhupada told Yasodanandana  twice Ahovalam is the place where Lord Narasimha appeared (and we see in the
conversation below Srila Prabhupada does not denie it),he sticks
with this to this day, Prahlada Maharaja appeared in a place in the kasmire part of now Pakistan, it is in purport of CC.There is no sastric reference
to Lord Narasimha having appeared in Indra loka in this Satya yuga.
All Sri Vaisnavas and the followers of Srila Madhavacarya in Udupi also states Ahovalam is the place.
So even without to much sastric reference about Ahovalam , and it is there
I am just not familiar with it yet.The Sthala Puranas of Simhacalam
also states Lord Narasimha appeared in Ahovalam, and later the Deity of
Varaha Narasimha appeared to Prahlada on this hill.This is also the place
described in the Narasimha Purana where Prahlada was thrown of a cliff.
All the attempts to kill Prahlada all took place  in this area also.The Gurukula
of Prahlada is still at Ahovalam maybe 2 miles away from the Ugra Stambha
where Lord Narasimha appeared.
There is some reference to Ahovalam in the Brahmanda Purana and Skanda Purana also.
After washing His lotushands at Rakta kunda at Ahovalam Lord Narasimha
went to Navadvipa (Narasimha palli) to rest
your servant
Paramananda  das
"The Crow Tal-fruit Controversy"
Vrndavana, April 10, 1976
Yasodanandana: Prabhupada, there has been discussion amongst many of the members of the press and the Sanskrit editors regarding the actual place of Nrsimha's pastimes. So I told them that on the occasion of our travel to South India we visited this place Ahobilam, and the panditas, they have scriptural reference from the Brahmanda Purana and the Nrsimha Purana that the place is actually mentioned there, and it has been recognized by Ramanujacarya and many of the great Alwar saints. And yourself have already told me twice personally that this was the actual place where it happened. And on top of the mountain there, there is the pillar, iron pillar, which is the symbol of the spot where Lord Nrsimha killed Hiranyakasipu. So for the benefit of all of these devotees, they were just requesting your actual confirmation.
Prabhupada: Confirmation or no confirmation, Nrsimhadeva is our worshipable Deity, that's all. Why you are bothering where He killed Hiranyakasipu? You worship Him, that's all.
Yasodanandana: They just wanted...
Jayadvaita: The question came up because they have some pictures, photographs from these places, and we wanted to know if they were suitable for publishing or not.
Prabhupada: So why you are bothering with that? Let it be accepted or not accepted. Worship Him.
Aksayananda: Not that important.
Prabhupada: That is the important thing. [break] A man is diseased. He has gone to the physician. So whether is the first duty to investigate wherefrom the disease came or to cure him? Which is important?
Yasodanandana: To cure.
Prabhupada: Similarly, Nrsimhadeva might have done this or here or there, but He is our worshipable Deity, that's all. Why bother with unnecessary things? We know Nrsimha is everywhere. Andantara stha paramanu cayan... That is the conclusion.
Jayadvaita: We were just afraid that if we published a picture that was not correct, then you might become like Nrsimhadeva.
Prabhupada: Hm?
Jayadvaita: We were afraid that if we were to publish a picture that is not correct...
Prabhupada: So when it is disputed, why should you publish that picture? It is controversial. You should not print.
Yasodanandana: The controversy is only amongst the...
Prabhupada: Whatever it may be. As soon as there is little controversy.... I explained yesterday.
Pusta Krsna: For dhatun?(?)
Prabhupada: No, the crow, the crow and the tala fruit. Somebody said this; somebody said this. Then what is that important thing? Crow and a tala. You know the kaka-taliya-nyaya?
Yasodanandana: I never heard that story.
Prabhupada: There was a tree, tala tree, and.... tala tree. So one crow was there, and the tala fruit fell down. Two panditas, they began, "Whether the tala fruit fell down.... Because the crow sat down on it, therefore fell down." The other said, "No, the tala fruit was falling down, and the crow could not sit on it." And they began to fight: "No, this." He said, "No this, no this," go on.
Aksayananda: Or maybe the crow tried to eat it.
Yasodanandana: I think in this case it was just a question that they never knew actually what was the actual position. But if Your Divine Grace does not wish anything to be published regarding that place, then we will not do.
Prabhupada: As soon as there is some controversy, avoid it. That's all. Tala fruit and crow. You worship Nrsimhadeva. Ito nrsimhah parato, yato yato yami tato nrsimhah. Nrsimhadeva is everywhere.
Pusta Krsna: Bahir nrsimho hrdaye...
Prabhupada: Why Nrsimha should be confined: "He was here"? He is everywhere. And as He is everywhere, He is here also. That's all. (END)

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Comment by Paramananda das on February 18, 2011 at 10:07am
And Lord Narasimha appeared in Satya yuga that is stated in Narasimha Purana


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