Raghavendra Swamy Temple

Raghavendra Swamy Temple, Mantralayam

Raghavendra Swamy Temple
4.5
5:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
About
Sri Raghavendra Teertharu is a saint & preacher of Dvaita Philosophy. He was the pontiff of the Madhva Matha which was then known as Vibhudendra Matha for close to 50 years. There are innumerable miracles associated with him and he is known to have blessed people from all walks of life - irrespective of their caste, sect and creed. Mantralayam is the chosen divine place by Rayaru to bless his devotees. The Brindavana at Mantralayam is a beacon for all those seeking both worldly and other-worldly blessings.
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Karthick
1 contribution
May 2022 • Family
Visited the place. Temple was okay and annadanam was good . Night time looks better because of lighting. Can be maintained better. Temple rooms and environment surrounding was horrible. Garbage every where and smells very bad. Booked AC room for 2 days in suyateendra vishranthi nilayam. But checked out on same day. By the time we checked in OMG terrible experience. Washroom was not cleaned felt like vomiting. Room full of dust. Bad odour. Gave complaint in reception but of no use. They don't change bedsheets. Don't know how many people used it. Not even one hotel was hygiene. We can't have food from there.
Written 25 May 2022
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MK
Bengaluru, India5 contributions
Mar 2022
We drove from Bangalore. Stopped at the Dashmesh dhaba after Gooty. This is our usual lunch stop. They serve authentic punjabi veg food. Visiting Guru Raghavendra is always great. Food at the mutt is great as always.
Suggestion - The footwear stand is at a walkable distance. As the summer started, the floor is hot. Not easy to walk in the hot sun to get the footwear. May be the admin has to put something on the floor so that the feet wont burn. .
Written 22 April 2022
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dr ganapathi bhat
Akola, India2,526 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
Great place. Any time any day. The temple town has undergone a big change over the years. Systematic queues. No much rush. First one has to take darshan of Devi Manchallama. Then go for Swamiji darshan. It will take anywhere between 15 to 30 minutes for darshan. One can take a relaxed darshan without a hurry. Phone, camera and hand bag allowed in the mutt.

Prasadam counter outside. 25 rupees for a packet with 6 pieces. Lot of small shops in the compound. Many mutt guest houses have come up on the premises that can be booked online for a throwaway price.

Good parking available in the premises. Road leading to Mantralayam, too, is top notch. Let the lord bless all.

Written 26 November 2021
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Kumar S
6 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
It's the faith on Guru Raghavendra Swamy I'm visiting this temple almost every year since 2006.

Surroundings of temple premises, river ghat is very poorly maintained. Bus stand is not bus stand, buses go through and stop in severage. There is no sense of cleanliness anywhere outside core temple.

Getting rooms if you know insiders is damn easy, else just leave it to your luck.

There are multiple other temples with more number of devotees like tirupathi, udupi through out the year, yet they manage surroundings very clean and tidy.

Can't the seer or admin of SRSS take up cleaning at river ghat? Cannot they not influence city administration to lay tar roads and maintain hygiene in adjacent roads? Can't they not influence APSRTC to maintain the bus stand ?

Very high profile devotees are there for this mutt. Mutt receives huge amount of donations every single day (especially after 2008 floods). I have very strong feeling that mutt adminstration is deeply involved in misuse of public money.
Written 21 November 2021
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Dr Gopi S
1 contribution
Nov 2021
The road condition -NH Till gooty is excellent You need about 5 hours to reach Mantralayam.from Bangalore. Started early in the morning from Bangalore @6am on 3rd nov-2021 .
Bangalore to Gooty road is excellant (6 way) as it is on Bangalore Hyderabad road. Gooty is about 240 Km from Bangalore. There is left diversion on the Hyderabad Highway for Gooty. You can easily notice the same.

Once if you reach Gooty you can proceed to Adoni via state High way road condition is not good stretches are muddy and horrible. You search for Gooty to Adoni in the google map which will give take you through the correct route.

Gooty to Adoni is around 74 KM. You need not go to Adoni Town. There is a by pass available which will take you to Mantralaya via yemmiganur.Reached mantralayam @11 am with 15 mins breakfast break make sure you carry your own food there are no good restaurants.
Written 8 November 2021
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Dasari Chandranna
1 contribution
Aug 2021
Hi All,

I visited yesterday(8/8/2021) and felt very bad since i could see lot of pings roaming around the temple premises and this is my humble request for Temple authority to plan to avoid this and take immediate action on this else down the line this holy place become more and more worse.
Written 9 August 2021
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MOHAN
2 contributions
Jan 2021
Bichhali is a divine place, where sri guru raghavendra swamy spent about 13 years for meditation in association with sri appannacharya. Sri Raghavendra told to appannacharya, you need not come always to Mantralayam. Asked to situate Brindavana at Bichhali and pray there only. Sri Raghavendra will come daily in the early hours in the form of "JYOTHI" and will take bath at Bichhali bank of Tungabhadra.
Written 10 January 2021
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Raghavendra joshi
3 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
Trip was awesome with help of Mantralaya native Mr.Raghavendra goud,he provided all things like travel guide,Room,food all things in Mantralayam.Contact no.8498832149.
Mantralayam ,the place where mental peace available,
The temple opens from :6am-2Pm ; 4Pm-9Pm
Before entering into raghvendra swammy temple we should visit Sri Manchalamma Temple.
Places to visit in Mantralayam:
1.Sri venkateshwara temple in old town.
2.Rayara padhuka in old town
3.Tungabadhra River
4.Gosala (3Km)

Historical places near Mantralayam:
1.Bichali where Sri Raghvendra swammy's house and japadha kate at river bank of tungabandra
2.Panchamuki Anjanyaswamy Temple.
Written 8 June 2020
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Sudhi Upadhyaya
1 contribution
Mar 2020
Went there to seek god but came out experiencing hell. Picture this, there is an open public urinal outside the temple main entrance. Many men are peeing in the urinal. There is an old lady selling tender coconut water out side the urinals. A house fly from the public urinal is flying and sitting on the open tender coconut. Close by businesses cook breakfast like idli, vada and dosa in open. If you are smart you will put this together and realize these people are anything but godly. A religion that fails to teach the followers the importance of cleanliness is a not worth it. Thats all I have to say.
Written 11 March 2020
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anuradhasrikanth
Hoskote, India59 contributions
Dec 2019
This trip was planned because it was long pending. We had last visited Mantralaya in 2000 after our marriage. The trip was excellent but the temple authorities failed to let us know in advance the timing of the pooja whereby we reached late and the pooja was almost over. This could have been avoided by the temple authorities. The lunch at the temple was sumptuous and delicious. We loved it. It was simple though very tasty. The trip was a memorable one as we hired an auto to take us to the nearby temples for one full day from morning to evening as we had our train scheduled late in the night for Bengaluru. All through the trip, we could see cotton fields and collected some cotton for our memory. The climate was essentially dry but pleasant. We had a darshan of Mahalakshmi temple which was a very old temple and the history was explained by the pujari of the temple. We were quite impressed by it. The trip ended with some window shopping and some shopping of essential items.
Written 10 March 2020
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Raghavendra Swamy Temple is open:
  • Sun - Sat 5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sun - Sat 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM