Mantralayam
Mantralayam
Mantralayam
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Mantralayam
Mantralayam
Mantralayam (India)
Coordinates: 15°56′30″N 77°25′41″E / 15.94167°N 77.42806°E / 15.94167; 77.42806Coordinates: 15°56′30″N 77°25′41″E / 15.94167°N 77.42806°E / 15.94167; 77.42806
Country India
StateAndhra Pradesh
DistrictKurnool
Population
 (2011)
 • Total53,819[1]
Languages
 • OfficialTelugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
518345
Telephone code08512
Vehicle registrationAP 21
Mantralayam temple
Mantralayam temple

Mantralayam is a pilgrim village located in Kurnool district in Andhra Pradesh, India. It lies on the banks of the Tungabhadra River on the border with neighbouring Karnataka state. The village is known for the brundavan of Raghavendra Swami, a saint who lived in 17th Century and who entered into a samadhi alive in front of his disciples.[2] Thousands of people visit the Raghavendra Matha and temples which are located on the banks of Tungabhadra River.[3]

Transport

The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation operates regular and luxury bus services. The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation and the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation bus services are also available. The nearest railway station is Mantralayam Road Railway Station. Other railway stations are Raichur, Adoni and Wadi. Many trains running along the Mumbai-Chennai route stop at Mantralayam Road station though all of them stop at Raichur. Mantralayam Road is 16km away from the Mutt which is considered the center point of Mantralayam village.

References

  1. ^ "NPR Report".
  2. ^ Eswaran, Arcot. "Mantralayam for that healing touch". The Hindu (18 October 2002). The HIndu Newspaper. Archived from the original on 25 February 2003. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  3. ^ DHNS (3 October 2009). "Dramatic rescue of Mantralayam seer". Deccan Herald. Deccan Herald Newspaper. Retrieved 11 March 2017.