5th Generation of Sir Thomas Munro visited Mantralaya

Anyone who prays to our Beloved Rayaru, know a lot about Rayaru and his miracles. And of course about Sir Thomas Munro. I received this photos and text from Sri Rajaraman in our Rayaru whatspp group. So blessed to be part of the WhatsApp group, we receive our Beloved Rayaru Brindavana Darshana every single day without fail. With his permission posting the text he sent and also the pictures. All credit due to Sri Rajaraman.

In the second picture, look at all the women wearing Saress, flowers and Kumkuma. Truly amazing to see that.

On 29th n 30July 5th Generation of sir Thomas Munro visited Mantralaya and took the blessings of Rayaru

Mantralaya village in Andhra Pradesh is a place where the `Brindavana’ of famous ‘Dvaita’ saint ‘Raghavendra Swami’ is located. When Sir Thomas Munro was the Collector of Bellary in 1800, the Madras Government ordered him to procure the entire income from the Math and Manthralaya village.[12][13]When the Revenue officials were unable to comply with this order, Sir Thomas Munro visited the Math for investigation. He removed his hat and shoes and entered the sacred precincts. Sri Raghavendra swamy emerged from the Vrindavan and conversed with him for some time, about the resumption of endowment. The Saint was visible and audible only to Munro, who received Mantraskata (God’s blessing). The Collector went back and wrote an order in favour of the Math and the village. This notification was published in the Madras Government Gazette in Chapter XI, page 213, with the caption “Manchali Adoni Taluka”. This order is still preserved in Fort St. George and Mantralaya.

Source : Wiki- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Thomas_Munro,_1st_Baronet


9 responses to this post.

  1. Thanks for sharing the story of 5th Generation of sir Thomas Munro visited Mantralaya and took the blessings of Rayaru. Om Sri Ragavendraya Namaga. When is our Guru Aaradhanai?


    • Posted by meeraghu on August 5, 2018 at 10:25 am

      Yes, Shanthi. August 27, 28 and 29th is Aaradhane of our Beloved Rayaru.


      • Posted by JYOTHI SHIVANNA on August 16, 2018 at 6:53 am

        I am from Bangalore and a sincere devotee for our beloved Sri Rayaru. Please add me to the Rayaru whatsapp group too if it can be done. I can email my number or u can write to me jyothi.shivanna@gmail.com

        Thank you. I am a follower for you blog since many years 🙂 Thank you for the posts and updates.

  2. Posted by K.LAKSHMAN. on August 5, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    Munro was such a noble person,who enjoyed abundant blessings of Sri Raghavendra Swamy. An imposing statue of his on horseback, is a landmark in Chennai as one enters the Mount Road area from the Central Station side. I pray to the Almighty that this monument be spared from removal to a different place or its total destruction by the Powers that be, to accommodate the statue of a relatively unknown personage.



    • Posted by meeraghu on August 5, 2018 at 12:14 pm

      I would definitely like to see the statue the next time I visit Chennai. Thanks for sharing the location, Sir.


  3. Sir Thomas Munro was an exceedingly able administrator, and had he not died of Cholera when he did, India might well have had a much better 19th Century than it did. He was my 4 x great uncle Thomas Hervey Baber’s superior, and they corresponded frequently. The letters survive to this day in the British Library in London, and I have had the pleasure of reading many of them. Munro evidently cared very greatly for the welfare of Indian’s and like Thomas Baber, they believed that India should be run very largely by Indian’s, and both advocated fewer Brits being placed in positions of authority.
    Munro helped Thomas Baber to pilot several projects to bring reforms to the existing EIC laws and regulations, to make them more appropriate for the people in the south of India.


  4. Posted by vinayanth.k on August 29, 2018 at 2:00 am

    Nice to know these unknown facts Nick,on this auspicious day of raghavendra swamy aaradhane let us all take the great gurus blessings.


  5. I am from New Delhi and a sincere devotee for our beloved Sri Rayaru. Please add me to the Rayaru whatsapp group too if it can be done. I can email my number or u can write to me raniharish06@gmail.com


  6. Posted by Dhruva Bhat on October 12, 2018 at 7:33 am

    Very Nice to hear from you Mr.Nick about Mr.Munro. Since it is linked to our Raghavendra Swamy, Can you tell us anything which Munro would have told about our Swamiji.


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