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Right next to the main temple, the temple of Manchlamma - the local
deity can be found. Legend has it that Raghavendra Swamy requested
the land required for the Bridavanam from Manchalamma and hence
devotees are first supposed to visit the Manchalamma temple before
visiting Sri Raghavendra Swamy.
village, near the Archakas house, the temple of Venkateshwara Swamy
can be found. The idol here was worshipped by Sri Raghavendra Swamy
during his tenure. The garden here serves as the source of Thulasi
after the original one behind the temple was moved out due to temple
construction and expansion
Panchamukhi Anjaneya Swamy
Twenty kilometers away across the river Tungabhadra is a temple
called Panchamukhi that commemorates the spot where Raghavendra is
said to have meditated for twelve years. The famous Five headed (Panchamukhi)
Anjaneya Swamy temple is situated on a hillock. State run buses and
private Taxis, Jeeps and Autos are easily availble at affordable
prices from Mantralayam. Food & water is not easily available here.
Its advisable to have a stock of the necessary items before you
travel out of Mantralayam.
A picturesque and serene place on the banks of river Tungabhadra,
Bichhali is famous as the place where Appannachar, the closest
desciple of Raghavendra Swamy used to do his Japa and Pooja.
Bichhali is about 20
kilometers from Mantralayam. Only private vehicles ply to this place
and its advisable to hire some trsnsportation from Mantralayam to
reach this place.
The Narasimha Swamy Tample which is about 200 years old can
be found in Chinna Tumbalam. This place is about 25 kilometers from
Mantralayam off the Adoni Road. Once can reach this place either
through buses or private transport.
Kowthalam is the native of Sri Guru Jagannatha Dasaru, the famous
Haridasa in the Dwaitha community. The temple is being renovated and
a HariKathamruthaSara mandira is being build by K Appannachar a
desendent of Sri Guru Jagannatha Dasaru. This place is about
30 kilometers from Mantralayam off the Adoni Road. Once can reach
this place either through buses or private transport.
Narasimha Swamy Tample can be found in Urukunda. After the
recent renovation and the Annadana facilities by various
communities, Urukunda is fast becoming a major piligrim center.This
place is about 30 kilometers from Mantrlaayam off the Adoni Road.
Once can reach this place either through buses or private transport.
Mantralyam is a Hindu religious place where the Moola Bridavanam of
Sri Guru Raghavendra Swamy is located. Sri Guru Raghavendra Swamy,
(1601-1671), was an influential saint in Hinduism. He advocated
Vaishnavism (i.e. worship of Vishnu as the supreme God.) and Dvaita
philosophy advocated by Sri Madhwacharya. He is considered to be a
reincarnation of Prahallada, the devotee who was saved by Vishnu, in
his avatar of Narasimha. Shri Raghavendra Swamy is said to have
performed many miracles during his lifetime and is believed to
continue to bless his devotees to this day.