Mantralayam is one of the important pilgrimage centers in South India as it is a holy place where the great Vaishnava saint Sri Raghavendra (1601-1671) took his Jeeva Samadhi. Devotees visit Mantralaya to have the darshan of the Brindavan of Sri Raghavendra. The mutt is located at a distance of 80 km from Kurnool and 253 Km from Hyderabad, on the banks of river Tungabhadra in the state of Andhra Pradesh bordering Karnataka. The colloquial name for the place, Maanchale, has been sanskritized into Mantralaya.