Mantralayam, a holy town famed by the great Saint Sri Ragavandra who attained Samadhi in this village around 337 years ago. This tiny hamlet in Andra Pradesh is the Karnataka-Andra Border. Ideally located on the banks of river Tungabhadra in a calm and secluded environment. The legacy of this place is continue to aeon as culmination of history. Mythology and spirituality are the two eyes of this city, a popular tourist destination for those who seeks peace. The renowned Saint Madhava, student of Guru Sri Ragavendra, who took 'Sanjeeva Samadhi' at Brindavan and the entire village is flocked by millions of devotees and tourists from various parts of the world.
Must See Places
Ragavendra Swamy Brindavana
It is world-famous mutt of Sri Ragavendra theerthar, peacefully located at the banks of river Tungabhadra. The scenic surrounding is revertebrates with the spirit of Guru Sri Rgavendrar. In 1671, swamy Ragavendra attained eternal life, his Samadhi is called Brindavan. It seamlessly pours blessings to all the devotees and tourists and saturate them with enormous peace and joy. Ailments are getting cured during dreams is the common belief among devotees.
It is located near to Samadhi temple Brindavan. Presiding deity is goddess Machalamma. One of the reputed temple, ranked one of the must see places in Mantralayam. Women are allowed with traditional wear saree. No other dresses are permitted inside the temple premises.
Panchamukhi Anjeneya Temple
It is dedicated to Lord Hanuman, depicts one of the rare form of Hanuman with five heads which is an amalgamation of five gods namely Lord Varadha, Narasimha, Hayagreeva, Garuda and Hanuman is the center of attraction. This serene temple is worth visiting for the tranquil atmosphere and sacredness. Which draws countless devotees and tourists.
Vedic pathashala is a center of excellence located at the Sri Ragavendra mutt complex. Great institution of Vedic Studies with versatile library comprises rare vedic collections. Sri Lakshmi Venkateshwara temple, one of the scenic temple located in Brindavan. It is believed that the idol of Lord venkateshwara was installed by Guru Ragavandra himself who offered worship everyday to this idol.Shiva Linga, Bikshalaya, Guru Sarvabhuma Vidya Peetham are the other attractions.
How to reach Mantralayam
Bellary Airport is nearest one, located 105 km from Mantralayam. Rajiv Gandhi International airport is at the distance of 182 km. Hubli and Bangalore airports are the other options.
Mantralayam railway station is 15 km from heart of the town located on the Chennai-Raichur line.
Numerous State run service buses and private buses are connecting Mantralayam to major Indian cities.
Temperature is from 18°C to 27°C during Winter and temperature reaches as high as scorching 44°C in Summer. June to September is considered pleasant to make visit.