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MANTRALAYAM
Guru Raghavendra (1595-1671), is a great Indian saint whose followers number in the millions. The saint, an exponent of the Dwaita School, is particularly revered by the Madhwa sect of Brahmins. Mantralayam is located near the town of Kurnool on the banks of the River Tungabhadra.
A village on the bank of the Thungabhadra in the extreme north of the thaluk with a population of 1212 and containing the tomb of the Madhwa Saint Sri Raghavendra swamy. There are shrines devoted to the saint in the states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh in South India. Devotees may also visit the Guru's samadhi at Mantralayam
Sri Raghavendra Swami Brindavan is the most important place to be visited by the piligrims. Facing this is the Anjaneya Temple and in front of it the Sri Mrityunjayayeswara Temple.
The temple of Sri Manchalamma deity is another manifestation of Goddess Parvathi to one side in front of the Sri Raghavendra Brindavan is situated. Sri Venkateswara Temple is the temple at the centre of this Mantralaya Campus. Sri Raghavendra himself has consecrated this image of Sri Venkateswara, is believed. A huge Siva Linga in the middle of a Mantap built on a stone platform in the midst of the Tungabhadra River.
Panchamukhi Anjaneya swami temple about 5km from Mantralayam Shrine is a sacred shrine, called the "Panchamukhi Anjaneya Swamy" (Sri Anjaneya with five faces) beyond the river. Daily pooja and offerings are made to Sri Anjaneya Swami at this shrine. Sri Raghavendra Swami performed penance at this shrine was the belief. By offering worship to Sri Anjaneya Swami several devotees got their cherished desires fulfilled.
"Sri Guru Sarvabhauma Vidya Peetham “ is the college near Sri Raghavendra Brindavan. At this college several study the Sanskrit poetical works as well as the Ancient and modern books. This library is of great benefit to all people.
The annual festival in august which is attended by the large number of pilgrims, including even Lingayats from the Bombay the Nizam's Dominions and even Mysore .
Accommodation can be provided by choultry managed by Sri Raghavendra SwamyMutt authorities, all amenities in these choultries. Hubbali choultry, Panchamukha Choultry, Arya vysya choultry, Karnataka choultry, Pravasa Mandir, Sree Nikethan, Central tourist home some of cottages other then temple management.
Mantralayam is located on the Chennai–Mumbai rail route. Mantralayam is around 240 km from Hyderabad. The nearest rail head is Mantralayam Road. It lies on the Mumbai-Bangalore, Delhi-Bangalore and the Mumbai-Chennai train routes.
 
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