Mantralayam Sri Raghavendra Swamy Temple
Mantralayam temple is Situated in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh in india, Mantralayam is a small and peaceful town situated on the banks of the River Tungabhadra, and gets thousands of devotees from all over the country.
Mantralayam is also known as Manchale. mantralayam temple history is Sri Raghavendra Swamy, lived between 1595 and 1671 was an influential saint in Hinduism.
Shri Raghavendra Swamy is said to have performed many miracles during his lifetime and has a large following even today. A unique feature of this place is that Guru Raghavendra swamy himself selected the village for his Brindavana Pravesha and even the place for his Samaadhi. Legends glorify this sacred soil as the land where child devotee Prahlada performed yagna, and it is believed that Sri Raghavendra was himself Prahlada in his previous birth.
The Samadhi of Sri Raghavendra Swamy is more popularly called as the Brindavan. There is a walkway that leads to the temple. Near the entrance of the temple is located a small temple dedicated to Manchalamma another form of Goddess Parvati. After a darshan of Manchalamma, you enter the sanctum sanctorum to have a splendid darshan of the Samadhi of Sri Raghavendra Swamy.
Mantralayam temple Darshan Timings
Mantralayam temple is open between 6 am to 2 pm . It closes from 2 pm to 4 pm and reopens from 4 pm to 9 pm, Entry to the temple is free. Mantralayam Temple Darshan usually takes about an hour, but can go up to 2 -3 hours on special occasions. The male devotees who want to perform Pooja themselves have to wear dhoti. While male devotees paying normal visit have to remove their shirt and female devotees have to wear Sarees or other traditional cloths.
Accommodation Facilities at Mantralayam Temple
Accommodation is provided by the Mutt near the temple and mantralayam room booking charges vary between Rs. 200 to Rs. 1000 per day (online booking not available yet). The temple also offers free lunch and dinner and quality is decent.
Private hotels and lodges also provide accommodation. It is advised to book the accommodation in advance as the place attracts devotees throughout the year. The town of Mantralayam and temple premises are well maintained and clean. The temple also offers free lunch and dinner and quality is decent. There are several eateries and vegetarian restaurants in temple road.
Hotels in mantralayam
Private Hotels are available in Mantralayam easily but it is always better to book in advance especially if visiting during weekends, Thursday and public holidays.
Mantralayam hotels List:
Hotel kalpavruksha: Ph: 08512279602, 9440591297.
Sreeniketanam Lodge, Mantralayam : Ph: Ph: +91 9595333333.
Pavamana Udupi Residency for AC and non-AC deluxe rooms call us at +91-(0)8512-280062.
Prasuna Lodge, Ph: +91 8512 279594.
Hare Sreenivasa Lodge, Ph: +91 8512 279446.
Pankaja Lodge, Ph: +91 8512 280077 , 09885247216.
Sri Upendra Theertha Nilayam Sri Raghavendra Swamy Mutt, Ph: +91 8512 280071, 09440591611.
Hotel Rajeswari lodge’ for AC and non-AC deluxe rooms (20 Kms away from mantralayam) call us at +91-(0)8512-255461.
Mantralaya Raghavendra Swamy Temple Address
District : Kurnool,
Pin code: 518 345,
Andhra Pradesh, India.
Phones : 08512 – 279459 / 279428.