Mantralaya Visit Pictures – October 2013

It was exactly 4 years since I had visited Mantralaya. The last time I visited was the night when Mantralaya flooded, and we were lucky to be alive. This time we visited Mantralaya for 2 days on October 14th and 15th 2013. It was amazing to see the difference. It was also very sad to leave our beloved Gurugalu and come back. Tears kept rolling down my eyes as I was ready to leave. I felt the exact pain I feel when my Daughter leaves for North Carolina.

If you want to read how miraculously my Parents and I escaped the flooding, read the post here:

1. 2009 Visit to Mantralaya

The last few weeks had been really hectic with work, and travel. Last week I visited Guatemala for work. I came back yesterday night. I will post pictures of that city as well.

Anyway, back to Mantralaya trip, we got many sevas done to Rayaru, were able to see the Rathotsava, have lunch and dinner. We also visited the Manchale Grama where Rayaru constructed and did pooje for Lord Venkateshwara. We visited one of the priests home where they have the Paduke of our beloved Rayaru. An amazing experience to see all these.  Take a look, and may our beloved Rayaru bless one and all.

1. Thungabhadra River near Raichur


2. Entrance to the TempleIMG_2310

3. Manchalamma TempleIMG_2312

4. Our Rayara Stotra in KannadaIMG_2313

5. VIP EntranceIMG_2314

6. Food served on Plantain Leaf


7. Swamigalu Performing AarathiIMG_2354

8. Same as aboveIMG_2375

9. Swamigalu showing us Moola Rama Devaru IMG_239510. Manchalamma Temple in the night with Lights


12. The Lord Venkateshwara Temple IMG_2415

13.  Entrance to Lord Venkateshwara TempleIMG_2421

14. The Paduke of our Beloved RayaruIMG_2426

15. A closeup of the Paduke of our beloved RayaruIMG_2428

16. The newly created Golden ChariotIMG_2438
The Golden and Silver Chariots

22 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Vani on November 23, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Very nice pictures. It made my day!!
    Thank you.


  2. Posted by vinoth kannan on November 23, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Thanks for sending this picture s send more.


  3. Posted by Prathima on November 23, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    Beautiful pics meeri

    Sent from my iPhone


  4. Posted by kum on November 23, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    I have not seen Mantralaya. But, I would one day want to visit this amazing place…

    Thanks again for sharing beautiful pictures of Mantralaya.

    Blog : global vegan fare


  5. Posted by Savitha on November 24, 2013 at 1:14 am

    Thanks for posting recent pictures of vrindavana ,moola ramdevaru.,
    That’s a close view of srigalu doing pooja.


  6. Posted by Shalaka on November 24, 2013 at 2:25 am

    Nice pictures.


  7. Posted by V Gopalakrishna ,Bangalore on November 24, 2013 at 5:13 am

    Blessed with the opportunity to see the unique photos posted taken at the Sri Raghavendra Swamigalu who gives relief to people in distress on offering sincere prayer at MANTRALAYAM and also in any of the matas spread over Bangalore
    May the Swamigalu bless you and family with lasting happiness and peace of mind


  8. Posted by Shanthi sethuraman on November 24, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Thanks a lot for showing the pictures to all.


  9. Posted by nagalakshmi on November 25, 2013 at 1:19 am

    very nice pictures. Thanks for posting Rayara Paduke, we visit frequently Mantralaya but not seen Rayara paduke


  10. Posted by Shobha on November 25, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Hare Srinivasa
    Thank you very much for such a nice photos and explanation

    Once again Thanks


  11. Posted by Nirmala on November 29, 2013 at 10:40 am


    Can you please post the recipe for making Sikili (seasame + Jaggery) which is a naivedhyam for coming Dec 7th, Naga Pooja.



  12. Posted by abhishek on October 19, 2015 at 3:55 am

    Dear madam where can we find the paduke of rayaru im the temple? is it kept for public viewing?


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