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Sri Raghavendra Swamy Mutt, Mantralayam

Mantralayam is a constituency in Kurnool district in Andhra Pradesh, India. It lies on the banks of the Tungabhadra river on the border with neighbouring Karnataka state. It is also called as Manchale.

This town is noted for the holy presence of the Vrindavana (sacred burial) of Guru Raghavendra Swami, a Madhwa saint and follower of Sri Madhwacharya. It is believed that Guru Raghavendra Swami will be in the Vrindavana alive for 700 years and blessing the devotees.
Manchalamma is the presiding deity of the Manchale village and one has to offer prayers to Manchalamma first, before they enter Sri Raghavendra Swamiji's mutt to get his blessings.

Raghavendra Swamy entered alive into Jeeva Samadhi (tomb), also called Brundavan. The Guru attained Samadhi in 1671 AD.
The Saint still exists in his holy form after he had relinquished the material world and that he will continue to dwell in this form till the completion of 700 years from the time he attained 'Jeeva Samadhi'.

There are three chariots in the temple coated with silver, sandalwood and gold. The idol of the saint is carried on the chariot around the temple at 8 PM everyday. Golden chariot is used in special occasions.
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