Mantralayam, situated on the banks of the River Tungabhadra, is famous for the ‘Samadhi' of the well-known Vaishnaviite saint, Sri Raghavendra Teertha, attracts thousands of devotees from all over the country. It is also called as Manchale.


Mantralayam is famous for the ‘Samadhi' of the well-known Vaishnaviite saint, Sri Raghavendra Teertha.

Followers of the saint consider him to be an incarnation of Bhakta Prahallada, who was saved by Vishnu in the avatar of Narasimha. Shri Raghavendra Swamy is said to have performed many miracles during his lifetime and has a large following even today.


Air: The nearest major airport is Hyderabad International airport which is located at a distance of about 351 km from Mantralayam. Hyderabad is well air connected to other major airports in India and abroad. Taxi services are available from the airport to Mantralayam.. Taxi fare to cover the distance from Hyderabad to Mantralayam is about Rs. 4000.

Rail: The Mantralayam road railway station is just 15 km away from the heart of the town. It is located in the rail route between Chennai and Raichur. Regular train services are available at this station to other nearby cities.

Road: Mantralayam town is well connected by AP State Road Transport Corporation buses. Regular and frequent bus services are available from Mantralayam to Kurnool and Hyderabad..


There are several guest house offered by the temple for a nominial free. Private guest houses are available. Hotel Guru International for high end accomodation, Holiday Home and Lodge Prasuna.

Lodges & Hotels are available in Mantralayam easily but it is always better to book in advance especially if visiting during weekends, Thursday and public holidays. Devasthanam (Temple authorities) is providing Cottages ( Rs: 200 to 750) those who are performing special sevas or it can be booked in advance.

1. Sri Guru Sarva Bhouma Lodge, Mantralayam Office - 08512-279898
2. Hare Sreenivasa Lodge, +91 8512 279446,+91-9440591707.
3. Holiday Home [2]. A decent lodge
4. Hotel Rajeswari lodge [3] +91-(0)8512-255461 AC and non-AC deluxe rooms
5. Pankaja Lodge A/C and Non-A/C rooms available at reasonable rates. +91 8512 280077 , +91-9885247362, +91- 9885247216
6. Pavamana Udupi Residency for AC and non-AC deluxe rooms call us at +91-(0)8512-280062.
7. Prasuna Lodge, +91 8512 279594.
8. Sri Upendra Theertha Nilayam - Sri Raghavendra Swamy Mutt +91 8512 280071, 09440591611, For Ac rooms for Rs: 750 +.

Kurnool district
It lies on the banks of the Tungabhadra river on the border with neighbouring Karnataka state.
STD Code
Summer 22-41°C, Winter 15-30°C
Best time to visit
Throughout the year