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How to visit Mantralayam


Mantralaya is one of the important pilgrimage centers in South India as it houses the original samadhi of the great Vaishnava saint Sri Raghavendra. Sri Ragahavendra selected Mantralaya for his Jeeva Samadhi. Devotees visit Mantralaya to have the darshan of the Brindavan of Sri Raghavendra. The mutt is situated on the banks of river Tungabhadra in the state of Andhra Pradesh bordering Karnataka.

Reaching Mantralaya: It is easily accessible by train as it on the Chennai /Bangalore Mumbai line. Almost all train stops at Mantralaya Road station which is just 12 Kms from the Mutt. For those coming from Mumbai, Mumbai Chennai Express starting from Mumbai at 2 PM is most convenient as it reaches Mantralaya by 4 AM. Bangaloreans can reach Mantralaya by Udyan Express.  KSTDC also runs a conducted tour covering Mantralaya and surrounding places.

Various Buses ply from Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad etc. It is 595 Km from Madras and 690 km from Mumbai and around 360 Km from Hyderabad. It has many tourist facilities for pilgrims to stay. It is situated on the banks of river Thungabadhra. It can also be reached by train. It is on the train route between Mumbai-Madras , Delhi-Banglore , Hyderbad-Tirupathi. The station name is "Mantralayam Road", it is 16 Kms from Mantralayam. You can travel to Mantralayam from Mantralayam Road station by private Jeeps, taxis, autorickshaws or public bus. Approximate cost of travel per person is Rs.50 for private transport and Rs.4 for Public Bus.

Sevas at Mantralaya : For sevas, you need to make a booking at the temple office by 8 AM. Most popular is the Sankalpa Seva. Aradhana at Mantralaya is very popular and numerous devotes reach Mantralaya at the time of Aradhana. Poorna Aradhana for the year 2007 is on 29th August.

Temple also serves free meals as Prasadam to all devotees visiting Mantralaya 

Accommodation :Temple has several guest houses which are provided to devotees for nominal fee. You can find teh availability at central booking office at the road junction near the Mutt. Rooms are clean and well maintained and available for a nominal fee. Advance booking is possible for the newly constructed 100 rooms guest house and AC rooms


Generally, the temple is open between 06:00 and 14:00 and 16:00 to 21:00 (IST). Few years back the golden chariot was added and is an splendor to watch it come round the prahara. Silver and Ordinary Chariots are also there and is a divine feeling to watch it roll round the temple's prahara.

The Mutt also has accommodation available at low costs kindly contact the mutt Manager for reservations and check out the Room Rates Links too. The Mutt also serves one meal between 11-3 pm (as Prasadam) free everyday (except Ekadasi). However if you would prefer luxurious stay with Cable Tv and other facilities kindly check out the links page for other hotels. We wish you the best, for your visit to Mantralayam! For any queries contact the webmaster about suggested travel plans.

Please remember that Mobile phones don't work in mantralayam and mantralayam is also well connected by phones, however you cannot make direct international calls through IDD, you can make international calls only by trunk call booking for an additional charge. There is also an internet parlour started recently near Hotel Guru Brindavan, which could be used to check personal emails (however remember the connection speed is very very slow). Most People in Mantralayam speak Kannada, Telugu, and Hindi , but English and Tamil are spoken very rarely by people.

Mantralaya Temple Timings :
06-00 AM to 14:00 PM
16:00 PM to 21:00 PM

Meal Timing :
11:00 AM to 15:00 PM
Contact Address :
Mantralaya, Shri Raghavendra Swamy Mutt, Mantralayam, AP. PH : 08512-279429 / 59.
Shri Vijayendra Swamigal Mutt, Kumbakonam. PH : 0435-2425448.

Contact Numbers in Mantralayam :
Railway Ticketing


Lodge : 9908347610
Swami Darshan : 9290180048
Taxi Near Mantralayam Railway Station : 9885464840 / 08512 - 279831
Mantralayam Temple : 9290180048
Nava Brindhavanam : Meals / Boating : 08533-267510
Badha Ramacharya Bichali : 09885853864 - 09885761787
Badha Ramacharya Bichali : 040 - 65942410


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