Wednesday, January 4, 2012

MANTRALAYA

Mantralaya houses the original brindavana of the great Vaishnava saint Guru Sri Raghavendra. Saint Raghavendra entered "Jeeva Samadhi" in the year 1671 at Mantralaya. Hundreds of devotees visit Mantralaya everyday.

Travel from Bangalore is made easier by introduction of Airavat volvo buses, comfortable and smooth. We traveled in the bus leaving at 9.30pm from majestic, got in at 10 pm from Hebbal. Reached Mantralaya as early as 5 am and checked in at Udupi hotel lodge, had bath, freshened up and went to temple at 7pm. The ambiance and the atmosphere was pleasing and soothing to mind and the body, visited the moola brindavan of Sri Guru Raghavendra Swamy, thirtha prasadam and had sumptuous meal at the bhojan shaala. After resting for a while, left for Panchamukhi, distance of 20km from Mantralaya, on an autorikshaw. The journey took more than an hour, on a bad road. Returned by 6pm and again went to temple for seeing rathotsava, pallaki utsav and prasada,

Back to the hotel, got into the airawat bus leaving at 10pm. reached Hebbal at 4.30am and reached home by 5 am.
It was a good, convinient and comfortable visit to holy place.
Thursday, 5th Jan 2012

1 comment:

  1. Journey from Bangalore is very comfortable. The volvo buses are very charming. The time spent at Mantralaya was very peaceful as well. The best time time to go there is between August and January, I think the rest of the months are very dry and painful

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