Raghavendra Swamy Temple


At a distance of 74 km from Kurnool, 148 km from Nandyal, 49 km from Adoni, 43 km from Raichur, 253 km from Hyderabad, 301 km from Hubli, 402 km from Bangalore and 416 km from Vijayawada, Mantralayam, also known as Manchale or Mantralaya is situated in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh.

Where is Guru Raghavendra temple located?

Raghavendra Matha is located on the bank of Tungabhadra River in Mantralayam in Adoni taluk of Kurnool district in Andhra Pradesh, India.

Why is Raghavendra Swamy 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.

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.

Where is Raghavendra Samadhi?

The samadhi or final resting place of Guru Sri Raghavendra Swamy is known as Brindavana and is located at Mantralayam in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh.

Which God is at Mahanandi?

Mahanandi is a village located east of the Nallamala Hills of Nandyal District, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Mahanandi Temple
Deity Shiva
Festivals Maha Shivaratiri, Kartik Purnima
Location Nandyal
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Can we visit Mantralayam during periods?

As a case in point, they say, even Raghavendra Swami, a 17th-century saint was a Brahmachari, but there is no restriction for women visiting his shrine at Mantralayam.

How to do Raghavendra Swamy Seva at home?

People who can’t visit mantralayam or who cant do seva in Mutt, can also do sankalpa at home and do the pradakshine namaskara with madi and bakthi to rayaru photo at home itself. Men should wear Dhothi(white color) vasthra. women should wear saree. Don’t use bed or pillows for all the seva days.

What should I wear in Mantralaya?

As per the Mantralayam temple dress code, men should wear dhoti and no shirt (only Angavastram). Women devotees should wear a sari or salwar kameez. Devotees will not be allowed to enter the Mantralayam temple wearing informal attire like jeans, shorts or T-shirts.

How to worship Guru Raghavendra?

In the manai, using turmeric as the main, place him as the first god, Vinayagar and smear thilagam on him. Do Archana first for Vinayagar and offer him with fruits, coconuts etc. This same fruits and coconuts should not be offered for Sri Raghavendrar, use separate fruits for him.


Gautama Buddha
9th Avatar: Gautama Buddha

Vishnu’s 9th avatar is the most recent and is believed to be Gautama Buddha. He was born as an Indian prince by the name of Siddharta. He then became a monk and attained enlightenment.


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