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:
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
6. Food served on Plantain Leaf