Program Updates and Event
August 2008
338th Aradhana celebrations of Sri Raghavendra Swamy (August 17, 18, 19 2008)
The Aradhana celebrations of Sri Raghavendra Swamy were held grandly under the auspices of  Sri Sri Sushameedra Theertha Swamiji in Mantalayam. The Archakas (Parimalachar & Ramakanthachar) performed the various poojas like Skheerabhishekam, Panchamruthabhishekam, Tulasi Archana, Maha Mangalaharathi on all the three days of Aradhana. Tens of thousands of devotees from all over the country participated in the celebrations to see the blessings of Sri Raghavendra Swamy.
Getting Here
Mantralayam is around 360 km from Hyderabad. It can be reached from Bangalore and Hyderabad by bus - the journey from Hyderabad takes about 6-8 hours. From Bangalore by bus takes about 10 hrs. If you are driving from Hyderabad, you need to take the NH7 - the highway to Bangalore and take a diversion to Jadcherla. Various state roads will take you to Mahboobnagar and Raichur in Karnataka.

Mantralayam is around 600 kms from Chennai. It can be reached through the route of Chittor,Cuddapah,Gooty,Adoni to Mantralayam.

The nearest rail head is Mantralayam Road. It lies on the Mumbai-Bangalore, Delhi-Bangalore and the Mumbai-Chennai train routes. Regular rail service is available for this route. There is one train that goes from Hyderabad Deccan station to Mantralayam Road en route Tirupati. Mantralayam Road is about 16 kms away from Mantralayam. You can travel to Mantralayam from Mantralayam Road station by private Jeeps, taxis, autorickshaws or public bus. Approximate cost of travel per person is Rs.50 for private transport and Rs.4 for Public Bus.