Raghavendra Swamy


It is around 90 minutes of drive from Mantralayam. According to legend, the Odderas, in the 11th century, carted stones for construction of the temple at Alampur and made a stop at the present town of Kurnool before crossing River Tungabhadra.

What language did Raghavendra Swamy speak?

Guru Raghavendra Swamy spoke Tamil as his parents during his birth lived at Bhuvanagiri, near present-day Chidambaram in Tamil Nadu. He spoke Kannada as it was the language of his parents and also it was one of the language he used for communicating with his followers.

Why is Raghavendra Swamy so famous?

He served as the pontiff of matha at Kumbakonam from 1621 to 1671. Sri Raghavendra Swamy was also an accomplished player of the Veena and he composed several songs under the name of Venu Gopala. His shrine at Mantralayam attracts lakhs (hundreds of thousands) of visitors every year.

Is Raghavendra Swamy God?

Raghavendra Swamy is a great Guru, and he can also be treated as a Demi-god, since he is the incarnation of Lord Shankukarna, the Divine Attendant of Lord Brahma. But some of the devotees would call him as œKADAVULE, œBHAGAVANE, god, due to their staunch bhakti on him.

Which avatar is Raghavendra?

He is considered by his devotees to be a reincarnation of Prahlada, the devotee who was saved by Vishnu in his avatar as Narasimha (see Vaishnava Theology). Shri Raghavendra Swami is said to have performed many miracles during his lifetime.

Is there any dress code in Mantralayam?

It is a must to wear dhoti for gents and Indian attire like sari, salwar kameez for ladies to enter the sanctum if you want to go near to the Brindavan or do aarthi on your own. A few priests don’t let ladies wearing salwar kameez go near the Brindavan, so it would be ideal to wear a saree.

Who wrote Raghavendra stotra?

Raghavendra stotra is a hymn (stotra) composed by Appanacharya, an ardent devotee of Raghavendra Swami in praise of his guru It is also known as Sri Raghavendra stotra, or the Guru stotra.

Does Mantralayam belong to Karnataka?

Mantralayam is a pilgrim village in Kurnool district in Andhra Pradesh, India, on the banks of the Tungabhadra River on the border with neighbouring Karnataka state.

How to fast for Raghavendra Swamy?

It is wise if we take one time food in the noon and eat a cup of milk along with some fruits in the night. Follow this same procedure of doing the pooja for 7 Thursdays and on the 7th day, you can dedicate payasam, and some more special offerings towards him.

Where is Mantralayam in which state?

Andhra Pradesh
Mantralayam is a town in Kurnool district in Andhra Pradesh.


Sri Guru Raghavendra Swamy lived between 1595 1671.


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