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Ranked 4 of 12 sightseeing in Mantralayam

Samadhi Temple, located inside the Mantralayam Mutt complex, is a popular destination of Vaishnavites as well as the devotees of Sri Raghavendra Teertha. Situated on the banks of River Tungabhadra, Samadhi Temple, also called as Moola Bridavanam or Raghvendra Swamy Brindavana, is the holy place where the renowned saint and Vaishnavite Sri Raghavendra Teertha attained Jeeva Samadhi in 1671. It is believed that Sri Raghavendra will dwell at Samadhi Temple till the completion of 700 years since he attained Jeeva Samathi.

Samadhi Temple is the prime attraction of Mantralayam. The celebrations like Maharathotsavam and Sri Guru Raghavendra Swamy Aradhanotsavam draw huge crowds during which the deity’s idol is carried around the temple in chariots; and the elephants belonging to the temple give obeisance to the deity. There are three chariots at the Samadhi Temple, two of which are plated in gold and silver; and the third is made of sandalwood.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
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Monday - Friday:
7:00 AM -7:00 PM
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7:00 AM -7:00 PM
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7:00 AM -7:00 PM

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Sandeep Ramachandra5.0/5

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Not Samadhi but Brindavana

In Mantralaya, people/ devotees come to visit Sri Raghavendra Swamy Brindavana. Don't call it Samadhi. It is not after death. Sri Raghavendra Swamy entered into closure while he was alive. Don't spoil the dignity of place for not being aware of sanctity. Change the name immediately please.

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Samadhi Temple, Mantralayam

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