#2 of 9 Places to Visit in Mantralayam
Distance (From Mantralayam Bus Station): 1 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins
Place Location: Adjacent To Brundavan
Transportation Options: Walk/Trek
Travel Tips: Manchalamma Temple is located within Brundavan complex and can be visited along with this place.
At a distance of 1 Kms from Mantralayam Bus Station, Manchalamma Temple is situated on northern-west corner of Sri Raghavendra Brundavan Temple building, towards the right side of the entrance. After Samadhi Temple, this is the most important place to visit in Mantralayam town. This deity is another manifestation of Goddess Parvathi. It is a practice for people to worship at this shrine before proceeding to Sri Raghavendra Brindavan.
Mantralayam was earlier known as Manchali, which was named after the deity Manchalamma worshipped here. Legend has it that Raghavendra Swamy requested the land required for the Brundavan Temple in Mantralaya from Manchalamma and hence devotees are first supposed to visit the Manchalamma temple before visiting Sri Raghavendra Swamy Temple.
The Manchalamma Temple has a hall with sanctum built in the form of a mini temple with vimana. The colorful vimana is decorated with several figures of goddress Parvathi. The main deity is a three feet idol place on an elevated platform inside the sanctum.
Timings: 6 AM to 8:30 AM, 9:30 AM to 2 PM & 4 PM to 9.30 PM.