Mantralayam Tourism

Mantralayam Tourism

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  • Pramod
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 5 Reviews

"Good religious place near Hyderabad"

  • 4/7
  • Posted Jan 25, 2014
It is one of the most opted places by Hyderabadis and Bangalorians, as a religious place to visit for mental peace. For a family with small kids travelling to this place can be very easy, safe and convenient. Best is to board a train as it is a overnight journey. There lodging is easy to find and at economic rates. Once you reach there, you must visit Panchamukhi, Bichchali and Samadhi. They are in close by and easy to reach. Families can spend 2 or even 3 days. Bichchali can be good for kids as there are river banks and one can enjoy being there in the open.
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Gokul Krishna
  • Gokul Krishna
  • Flashpacker
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 3 Reviews

"Glimpse of the Brindavana"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Sep 30, 2013
Lakhs of devotees come here to have a glimpse of the Brindavana or Vrindavana every year. There are lot of hotels around the mutt and getting accommodation is not difficult. Summers are hot here and winter season is pleasant. Winter mornings may be very chilly.
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Manickavasagam Thangavelu
  • Manickavasagam Thangavelu
  • Lives in Karur
  • 4 Reviews

"My Manthralayam Trip"

  • Posted Sep 3, 2013
Very good place to see Lord Ragavendra. To relax yourself this place is good to change our fast life. We can notice people without any hurry there. The temple is so calm and neat and people are at peace.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: nil

Activities & things to do: Can visit many places near by. Lot of Share auto is there and it costs around 20 to 30 Rs. per head.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: We started trip by bus APSRTC from Koyambedu Chennai on Friday evening 5.30 PM and bus reached mantralaya at 9.00 am Saturday morning. We stayed at a hotel and the darshan was on Saturday night .
Visited Panchamugi anjaneyar temple next day Sunday and got the same bus from Manthralayam to Chennai on 6.00 evening (Sunday) and reached Chennai on Monday morning around 9.30 AM
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Gurulingan Gowd
  • Gurulingan Gowd
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  • 4 Reviews

"Peaceful place."

  • Posted Aug 26, 2013
Good and peaceful place to visit. Mantralayam is the good holy place. every one can go and visit. Good environment.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food also available for free of cost. No need to worry about food. In a day, 3 times temple devasthanam provides food. Except Ekadashi, every day the temple provides prasadham.

Activities & things to do: Here Thungabadhra river is very good to visit, and now water flow is good.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: We can go by train or bus. Thungabadra or this village is also called as Mantralayam road up to here train is available. For Mantralayam bus and autos also available from the station.
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Nandagopal Samarajalingam
  • Nandagopal Samarajalingam
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 5 Reviews

"Temple Visit"

  • Posted Aug 3, 2013
Mantralayam is one of the beautiful place located in the bank of river Thungabadra. It is extremely peaceful, sacred place where you can have darshin of Jeeva Samadhi of Sri Ragavendra Swmiji. The pious worship of the temple through Pradhikshana of Brindavan ( Jeeva Samadhi ) is considered as very important in this place.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: We visited Bichali and Panchamuga Anjaneya where Sri Ragavendra Swami had done his prayers in his times. Though approach roads were very bad, the visit is really worth.
We shopped radium coated Krishna dolls on the approach roads of the Temple.
Though Udipi restaurant was available, we took food at the temple itself on all three days.

Activities & things to do: It was extremely satisfying trip for our family.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: The temple is 20 kms from the station and there are plenty of share autos available to reach the temple. We stayed at KalpaVriksha Hotel ( booked earlier ). There are number of guest houses managed by Matha of Sri Ragavendra Temple Matha.
Reaching from Bangalore by train was easier for us though we are from Chennai.
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  • S.keerthivasan
  • 2 Reviews


  • Posted Jun 30, 2013
Manthralayam, Sri ragavendrar temple-very peacefull and pleasent environment to pray. Manthralayam was excellent holy place. Everyone should atleast for once in life time. Powerfull god.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food was good, river was peacefull view and more shops for purchase

Activities & things to do: Only prayers

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Good
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Karthekeyan D
  • Karthekeyan D
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 2 Reviews

"Excellent last moment trip"

  • Posted Jun 19, 2013
This was my second trip to Mantralayam and wish to be blessed with many more trips to Mantralayam. This destination is also really calm, clean and not much polluted. There are a few other temples in the surrounding as well which should be must - visit temples. Wish you a happy and peaceful visit to temple and be blessed by Guru Shri Rayaru.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: MTR was my favorite breakfast stop, the breakfast was really good there. Lunch and Dinner was at Mantralayam temple itself and never missed to have it in temple. We were blessed to have lunch and dinner though we did not make it in time at both sessions.

Activities & things to do: Definitely visit Panchamukki Anjaneyar temple and also Udipi temple and other surrounding temples if possible

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Trains are available to Mantralayam Road station. Once you are out of station, almost all the vans, share autos and shuttles ply to Mantralayam. It's about 18-20 kms from station and they charge close to Rs.200 for a family of 5.
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Akshay Krishna
  • Akshay Krishna
  • 2 Reviews

"A Pilgrimage Trip"

  • Posted May 27, 2013
A good place, some people might even consider as a picnic. Its more of a worship kinda place.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Its not much of a shopping kinda place.

Activities & things to do: Its a pilgrimage spot. So I guess you all know what things to do.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: - N I L -
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Umesh Vg
  • Umesh Vg
  • Flashpacker
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 Review

"Mantralayam yatra"

  • Posted May 13, 2013
The journey was good and roads are also ok compared to 5-6 yrs before. But there was no water in the river , it was fully dry and there is no maintenace of the river.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Kindly donot go to udupi hotel where we ordered masala dosa and in dosa we got cockroach

Activities & things to do: 20 km from mantralayma there is a place called panchamuki where veer hanuman and goddess lakshmi temple is available but the road from mantralayan to panchmuki is very bad.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: no food will be avaialble, Many Buses are plying from bangalore to mantralayam, beware of outside foods , its not hygenic.
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Veerendra Gowd
  • Veerendra Gowd
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews


  • Posted Apr 18, 2013
Its good place to visite, it is the devotional place. Amazing place, here more peaceful.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: river, river near shops good

Activities & things to do: Anapurna dining hall in that sambar, payasam super

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: from bnglr direct train facility available at 9t 10:45 pm it will reach at mrng 8:30am Mantralayam road(Thungabadra).
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Mantralayam Info

  • State: Andhra Pradesh
  • Famous for/as: Pilgrimage
Mantralayam or Manchale is a town located in the Kurnool District of Andhra Pradesh, at a distance of 256 km from the capital city of Hyderabad. Mantralayam, the abode of the Samadhi of Vaishnava saint Shri Raghavendra Swamy, is a famous pilgrimage destination in South India.

Mantralayam is situated near the border of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh along the banks of River Tungabhadra, a chief tributary of River Cauvery.  Mantralayam is considered as a holy place of ancient origin. According to legend, King Prahalada performed his yagnyas to Lord Rama in this region, during the Dwapara Yuga.

As per records, the barren land around Mantralayam along the river banks of Tungabhadra was handed over to the Mutt of Shri Raghavendra Swamy by Nawaab Siddi Masud Khan of Adoni. Shri Raghavendra Swamy was the disciple and the successor of Sri Sudheendra Theertharu of Kumbakonam, who taught him Dwaita Vedanta, grammar and ancient literary works and Vedic texts.

Later, Shri Raghavendra Swamy came to be known as ‘Manchale Ragappa’ by his ardent followers.  He attained Jeeva Samadhi at Mantralayam in 1671. It is believed that Shri Raghavendra Swamy was the incarnation of Bhakta Prahalada, who was deeply devoted to Lord Vishnu. It is also believed that, by attaining Samadhi, Shri Raghavendra entered in to the Vrindavana (Sajeeva Vrindavana) and that he will fulfill his devotees’ wishes for another 360 years.

Today, the small town of Mantralayam is synonymous with the Tomb Temple of Shri Raghavendra Swamy, which is known by the name ‘Vrindavana’. Mantralayam is also popular for Manchalamma Temple and Venkateswara Swamy Temple.

Maharathostavam/Car Festival and Sri Guru Raghavendra Swamy Aradhanostavam are the famous festivals of Mantralayam, which are celebrated with great enthusiasm. Mantralayam tourism also offers pilgrimage trips to Panchamukhi Anjaneya Temple, Chinna Tumbalam, Bichchali, Urukunda and Alampur. 

Mantralayam can be easily reached as it is well connected by rails and roads to other destinations in Andhra Pradesh. The nearest airport to Mantralayam is the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport of Hyderabad, which is at a distance of 253 km. The nearest rail head is 'Mantralayam Road' on Madras-Raichur route, which is about 30 minutes drive from Sri Raghavendra Swamiji's (SRS).

Mantralayam is visited by a large number of devotees of Shri Raghavendra Swamy, irrespective of their religion, all through the year. The vicinity of Mantralayam to destinations like Kurnool, Hyderabad, Tirupati, Warangal, Bangalore and Vijayawada makes it a popular pilgrimage destination.

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