brindavana · MADHWA · Tamilnadu

Brindavana @ Mysterious Place – Karuvalur, Tamilnadu

Indhina Dhinave Shubha Dhinavu!

Today, We had an excellent opportunity to visit one of the unidentified brindavana in Tamilnadu, which is located at Karuvalur(38 kms from Coimbatore) on the banks of koushika river(It is completely dried now 😦 ). It is believed that this brindavana belongs to one of the 24 disciples of Sri Vyasarayaru.

The same koushika river flows near Bellathi brindavana.



This brindavana is located inside a demolished temple which is believed to be Sri Venugopala swamy temple(1700 years old). Moola murthy idols are missing. One can visit uthsava murthy at nearby local temple(Mariamman temple).

Front view of temple:

Inside temple:


Resemblance of UDUPI SRI KRISHNA
Sri Lakshmi Narayana
Sri Rama devaru
Sri Krishna Devaru

We could see multiple Hanumantha carvings in pillars throughout the temple.


There is a separate hanumantha temple nearby to this place which is taken care by people from that area.


Let’s hope that we will get to know details of this brindavana very soon!



Please search for:


Karuvalur Anjaneyar Temple

Sevur-Karuvalur Road

Karuvalur, Tamil Nadu 641670

(Nearest to Brindavana)

This temple is open 24 hours (better to visit before sunset for greater visibility).

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Explore the unexplored Brindavana


Bellathi is a Village in Karamadai Block in Coimbatore District of Tamil Nadu State, India. It is located 32 KM towards North from District head quarters Coimbatore and 3 KM from Karamadai.


Articles published in Newspaper on Oct 31 2017:



Initial visit to brindavana(Nov 2017)

News articles published in the local newspapers paved the interest in the Madhwa community of Coimbatore to visit this brindavana. A group of members from Singanallur Agraharam visited Bellathi in the month of November 2017(just few days after the publication of article) and recited vayu sthuthi here.

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Singanallur team was unable to conclude whether the brindavanam belongs to madhwa matha or not because of Gajalakshmi and Iyengar nama engraved on the brindavana.

Sudden rise of popularity:

Channel coverage(Vendhar TV) on  Bellathi titled “The Mahan who cures diseases” gained attention among public especially across Tamilnadu in visiting this place.


Thanks to Social media era. Lots of information was shared and exchanged through facebook and whatsapp. This place and brindavana came into limelight very soon.

People from all parts of Tamilnadu and Karnataka especially on thursdays and weekends started visiting this place in the month of April and May in huge numbers.

Brindavana with fence

During the month of May,  A team from matha visited this place and confirmed this brindavana belongs to Sri Lakshmidhara theertharu of Mulubagulu matha.

Sri Lakshmidhara theertharu(Period 1325 – 1335) is the direct sishyaru of Sri Padmanabha thirtharu(one of the four direct shishyaru of Sri Madhwacharyaru).

This brindavana is located on the banks of koushika river. Opposite to brindavana, a giant adisesha is carved in a rock.

Sri Lakshmidhara thirtharu aradhane falls on Margashira shukla Pournami. Brindavana is decorated with rich carvings like dasavthara at top and gajalakshmi in front facing. Also gopinatha devaru, kaliya mardhana krishna and crawling krishna on the other sides.

Charma sloka:

gOvardhanadharam dEvam gOpInaatham manOharam|
dhyaayaMtaM satatam noumi lakShmIdharayatIshv aram|

Latest Pics taken on 16th Oct 2018

Sign board indicating the road to brindavana
Outside view(Entrance area)
Devotees are requested to offer their donations to Annadana committee
Devotees are requested to bring fruits, coconut, flowers, ghee lamp, vasthra on their own
Every Thursday – 12 pm – pooja and 1 pm Annadana


Nagara katte(newly constructed area)

Video links:

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Kamadhenu Kalpavruksha Sahitha Raghavendra Theertharu

Poojyaya Raghavendraya Satya Dharma Ratayacha,
Bhajatam Kalpavrikshaya Namatam Kamadhenave

As per the famous sloka, There is a unique brindavana (Kamadhenu kalpavruksha sahitha Raghavendra Theertharu) located at Kannankurichi, Salem, Tamilnadu

This is one of the brindavanas installed after 2000’s. I am very much familiar to this place as our native is Salem. This mutt was just 1 km from our home. I still remember the brindavana Prathistapana day. It was such a grand function with Swamijis presence, Vidhyabhushan Kacheri etc. Thousand of devotees took part on the prathistapana day.


Apart from Rayaru brindavana, one can also have dharshan of Yoga Lakshmi Narasimma Devaru, Dhanvanthri devaru and Hanumantha devaru on either sides of brindavana


Kannakurichi is a small place located around 7 kms from Salem town and Ample bus facilities are available from Bus stand and Railway station

Nithya Nagar 3rd Street,
Kannangurichi, Salem 636 008


brindavana · MADHWA · raghavendra · Tamilnadu

Bhuvanagiri – Birth place of Rayaru

Everyone is aware of the place Manthralaya as it is associated with Rayaru. Bhuvanagiri , A small town near Chidamabaram, Tamilnadu is the birth place of our beloved gurugalu Rayaru.

Our beloved Raayaru was born in Manmatha Naama Samvatsara, Phalguna masa, sukla  paksha Sapthami (Thursday, Mrigashira Nakshathra) in the year 1595 at Bhuvanagiri near Chidambaram in Tamilnadu.

Born in Bhuvanagiri, venkanna(rayaru poorvashrama name) spent his earlier days for paata in Kumbakona and His ashrama sweekara has happened in Vaduvur near Thanjavur. In the history of Rayaru, We can see a significant period of time Rayaru lived in Tamilnadu.

The places where he lived is still exists today and his home in Bhuvanagiri has been transformed into a Raghavendra Swamy Matha.

Bhuvanagiri is near Chidambaram and it is around 7 kilometers from the Chidambaram town. There are plenty of buses and taxis from Chidambaram to Bhuvanagiri

Bhuvanagiri today is a small panchayat town in Cuddalore district. The Ragavendra SwamyTemple is located at 4th Patti street and it is ten minutes walk from the Bhuvanagiri busstand..

brindavana · MADHWA · raghavendra · Tamilnadu

Sarpa-Peeta Brindavana @ Thanjavur

Generally there is koorma peeta for brindavanas everywhere and there is an exception which you can see in Tanjavur Rayara Brindavana

There is a “Sarpa-Peeta Brindavana” of Sri. Raghavendra swamy, situated near Vaduvuru, on bank of river Cauvery, 5KM away from Thanjavur. Tamilnadu.

It was consecrated during rule of last Nayak king of Thanjavur, Vijayaraghava Nayaka (son of Raghunatha Nayaka), just before the start of Maratha rule.

This is the place where Rayaru did 12 years of deep penance after sanyasi sweekara. After Rayaru left to propagate the Madhwa philosophy, The King Nayak faced so many problems and he wished Rayaru presence in his kingdom.

Just after the Brindavana pravesha of Sri. Raghavendra Swamy at Mantralaya , the king had a dream in which Guru Rayaru appeared in his dream and wish to have his Brindavana at a place where he took his Sanyasashrama to bless the people.

The king was told that ” I would come in the form of Sarpam (Snake) and I will show you the spot to establish the temple” by Rayaru and things happened in the same way. He recognized the spot and engraved Sarpa’s image and installed Sarpa-Peetha at that place as a remarkable mark where Guru Rayaru took his Sanyasashrama .

It was the place where the title of “Sri Ragavendra Theertha” was given to guru by his Guru Sri Sudheendhra theertharu and he handed over the responsibilities of the Vidya Matha to Sri Raghavendra Tirtharu.

As instructed by Rayaru,  there is no ceiling over Brindavana. Rayaru wished the brindavan should be open to Nature. The pooja Krama followed here is based on the pooja karma of a sanyasi.

Unlike any other Mrithika brindavanas, There is no Mrithika consecrated in this brindavana during prathistapana as Rayaru himself wished to live here through his brindavana.

The temple priests give Mantrakshathe with Mrithika(Soil from the land where Rayaru lived) to the devotees

It is believed that This powerful peetha  can cure all doshas related to planet Raghu and Kethu in ones life.

How to Reach Vadavaru (Vadavaru Karai):

Thanjavur: From Thanjavur Old Bus Stand about 5 Kms. No bus facility. Walking through fields partitions. Autos only can ply.



Official website :


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Kompatti Raghavendra Mutt

Mritthika brindhavana of Sri Raghavendra Theertharu at Kompatti is situated just 10km before chinna Darapuram on the banks of River Amaravathi.

Initially the plan was to install rayaru brindavana at Chinna dharapuram. After the pradishtapana of Brindavana at Erode(which is believed to be the first mrithika brindhavana in Tamilnadu), Doddu rayaru planned to do another brindavana at Chinna dharapuram. While on their way, They got the dream where they were ordered to do pradishtapana at the same place(Banks of River Amaravathi)

Nearly 150 years ago the Dodda Rayar family of Chinnadharapuram   established the sacred Mrithika Brindavanam of Sri Rayaru on the banks   of River Amaravathi at Kompatti (Rajapuram) about 28 Kms from Karur.

This place is too remote. Access by road is possible with private transportation. The entire area around Mutt is calm and peaceful.

Those who visit Dharapuram, can plan Kompatti in their itinerary


Rajapuram Post (Via)Aravakuruchi-639201, Karur

brindavana · MADHWA · raghavendra · Tamilnadu

Kaveri Karai Raghavendra Brindavana

This Brindavan is the first in Tamilnadu and is very ancient and the third in India.

The Brindavan is built on the banks of Cauvery in Erode. This is one of the most popular Rayaru mutt in Tamilnadu.

Rayaru’s Brindavan in Erode is almost 240 years old. The mutt is located with in 10kms from Railway station


Source: Google



Arulmigu Raghavendra Swamy Temple,
Kavery Karai,
Erode 638 003
Phone No: (91)-0424-2214355.

Manager: 98427 – 47341.

brindavana · MADHWA · Moola brindhavana · Tamilnadu · yatra

Moola Brindavanas in Tamilnadu

Edit: I am adding more brindavana details. Sorry for missing few in my first update. Thanks to Sri B.Sarvothaman for bringing this through a comment and enlightening me!

I have tried to compile the Moola brindavanas situated in Tamilnadu. I will keep on updating the information as and when available. I have attached three different maps spanning 90% of brindavanas in the same region.

List of Moola brindavanas in Tamilnadu:

  1. Uttaradhi Mutt – 6
  2. Raghavendra Mutt – 7
  3. Vyasaraja Mutt – 9
  4. Sripadaraja Mutt – 15
  5. Other Brindavanas/Bidi sanyasigalu – 8

Uttaradhi Mutt

Sri Raghutthama Theetharu(Manam poondi)

 || bhAvabodhakR^itaM seve raghuttamamahAgurum .
yacChiShyashiShyashiShyAdyAH TippaNyAcAryasaMj~nitAH ||

Period: 1557-1595

Guru: Sri Raghu varya theertharu
Sishyaru: Sri Raghupathi Theertharu and Sri Vedavyasa theertharu

His Tippanis are called as “Bhavabodha”.  That is why he is called as Bhavabodhakararu

Shri Raghuttama Teertharu entered Brindavana in 1595 AD on the day of Vaikunta Ekadashi( Pushya Shudda Ekadashi)

The Moola Brindavana of Shri Shri 1008 Shri Raghuttama Teertharu is located at Manampoondi near Tirukoilur the banks of river South Pinakini (Penna) which is in Villupuram District of present Tamilnadu.  This place is also known as “Pancha Krishnaranya Kshetra

Manampoondi is a small village located located between Tiruvanamalai and Tirukoilur. Manampoondi is 36 away from Tiruvannamalai. It is at a distance of 2 Kms from Tirukoilur.

Contact Information:

Sri Sri Raghuthamma Swamy Moola Brindavana,
Manmpoondi (Tirukoilur) – 605759,
District: Villupuram,
Phone : 04153 – 24690

Sri Sathya Natha Theertharu(Veera cholapuram)

|| satyanAthaguruH pAtu yo dhIro navacandrikAm .
navAmR^itagadAtIrthatANDavAni vyacIkL^ipat ||

 His Aradhana falls on Margasirsha shudha Ekadhasi (On Mokshadha Ekadhasi day, also Gita Jayanthi)

Guru: Sri Sathya nidhi Theertharu
Sishyaru : Sri Sathya Abhinava theertharu

His moola brindavana is located at Veera Cholapuram is on the banks of river South Pennar. It is approximately 10 kms from Thirukovilur. Those who visit Raghuttama theerthara brindava, Can also plan this place as it is nearby.

Contact Information:
Sri V. Vadirajan
Brindavana Archaka,
Veercholapura – 605 755
Kodangal, Tamil Nadu
Phone: 04153-296938

Sri Sathya Abhinava Theertharu(Nachiar Kovil)

satyanaathaabdhisambhUta: sadgOgaNavijRumbhita: |
satyaabhinavatIrthEndu santaapaan hantu santatam |

Aradhane: Jyeshtha Shuddha Chaturdashi
Gurugalu: Sri Sathya Natha Theertharu
Sishyaru: Sri Sathya Poorna Theertharu, Sri Sathyadheesa Theertharu and Sri Sathyadhiraja theertharu

His brindavana is located at Nachiargudi(a small town) near Kumbakonam, Tamilnadu

Nachiargudi (Nacharakoil) comes under Thanjavur District. It is 10 K.M away from Kumbhakonam. There is sufficient bus facility to Nachargudi from Kumbhakonam.

Bus facilities are Available from Kumbakonam to Nachiar Kovil.

Contact Information:
Sri Gopal Rao
Shri Satyabhinava Brindavana,
Post – Nacharkoil, Vai – Kumbhakonam,
District: Tanjavoor,
Tamil Nadu: 612 602.
Phone: 0435 2466380

Sri Sathya Vijaya Theertharu(Aarani/Sathya Vijaya Nagara) 

satyapoorNaambudhErjaatO vidvajjanavijRuMbhita: |
dhanIdhvaMsItu sastaapaM shrIsatyavijayODupa: ||

Gurugalu: Sri Sathya Poorna Theertharu
Sishyaru: Sri Sathya Priya Theertharu
Aradhana: Chaitra Krishna Ekadashi

Shri Satyavijaya Teertharu entered Brindavana in Satyavijaya Nagar (Arani) on the banks of river Kaveri.

Satyavijaya Nagaram is a village in Arani Taluk, Thiruvannamalai District, Tamilnadu. It is about 240 km from Bangalore and 150 km from Chennai.


1/440, “Sri Rama Nivas”
S.M.Road, Sathya Viajaya Nagar,
Arani Taluk. Pin:632317 (TN)
Phone:04173 – 291915 / 9944463550.

Sri Sathya Priya Theertharu(Mana Madurai)

|| shrIsatyavijayAmbodheH jAtaM satyapriyAmR^itam .
jarAmR^itI ja~NghanItu vibudhAnAM mude sadA ||

Gurugalu: Sri Sathya Vijaya Theertharu
Sishyaru: Sri Sathya Bodha Theertharu
Aradhana – Chaitra Shudda Trayodashi

His brindavana is located at Manamadurai – just 45 Kms from Madurai (TN) . Manamadurai comes under Shivagangai District.

Contact Information:
Shri S. Ananthan
Shri Satyapriya Thirtha Brindavana
Brindavana Agrahara,
Manamadurai – 625001
District: Shivaganga
Tamil Nadu

Sri Sathya Pramoda Theertharu(thirukovilur)

satyaabhijnakaraabjOtthaan panchaashadvarShapUjakaan |
satyapramOda tIrthaaryaan noumi nyaayasudhaarataan |

Ashrama Gurugalu   –   Sri Satyabhigna Tirtharu
Ashrama Sishyaru – Sri Sathyathma Theertharu(Current Pontiff)

Contact Information:

Sri Pt. Ananda Tirthachar Chimmalgi
Sri Sri Raghuthamma Swamy Moola Brindavana,
Manmpoondi (Tirukoailure) – 605759,
Dist : Villupuram,
Phone : 04153 – 24690


Rayaru Mutt

Sri Vibhudendra Theertharu(Tirunelveli)

AkEralaM tathA sEtumAgangaM cA himAlayam |
nirAkRutAdvaitaSaivaM vibudhEndraguruM BajE ||

Period : 1435 – 1490
Ashrama Gurugalu : Sri Ramachandra Teertharu
Ashrama Shishyaru : Sri Jithamitra Teertharu


His Brindavana is located at Tirunelvelli (a town situated on the banks of river Tamraparni). He attained brindavana on the day of Margashira Shuddha of Sadharana Samvatsara in A.D.1490.

Sri Vijayeendra Theertharu(Kumbakonam)

BakthAnAM mAnasAMBOjaBAnavE kAmadhEnavE |
namatAM kalpataravE jayayIndraguravE namaH ||

Period : 1575 -1614
Ashrama Gurugalu : Sri Vyasarajaru and then Danda Pallata was performed with Sri Surendra Teertharu
Ashrama Shishyaru : Sri Sudheendra Teertharu

His aradhana falls on Jyesta Krishna Trayodashi.

Solaiappan Street
Valayapettai Agraharam, Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu 612001, India

Sri Yogeendra Theertharu(Sri Rangam)

sAMdrabOdhAya SAstrEShu nistandramanasE harau |
rAGhavEndra kumArAya namO yOgIndrayOginE ||

Period : 1671 – 1688
Ashrama Gurugalu : Sri Raghavendra Swamy
Ashrama Shishyaru : Sri Sooreendra Teertharu


Aradhana Tithi : Maagha Shukla Dashami

His brindavana is located at Srirangam , Tamilnadu


Sri Sumatheendraswamigalavara Brindavana,
Sri Raghavendra Swamy Mutt,
Raghavendrapuram, SRIRANGAM –TRICHY 620006

Sri Surendara Theertharu(Madurai)

yashchakaarOpavaasEna trivaaraM bhUpradakShiNaM |
tasmai namO yatIMdraaya shrI surEMdratapasvinE ||

Period : 1688 – 1692
Ashrama Gurugalu :  Sri Yogendra Teertharu
Ashrama Shishyaru : Sri Sumateendra Teertharu
Aradhana Tithi : Jyeshta Shuddha Bahula


His Vrindavana is located at  Madurai .


Sri Guru Raghavendra Swamy Brindavanam,
No.1, Venkataswamy Naidu Agraharam
(near Petchiamman Padithurai) Madurai.

Sri Sumateendra Theertharu(Sri Rangam)

poorNapraj~Jamataambhodhi poorNEndumakalankinam |
sujanaambudhibhaasvantam sumateendragurum bhajE |

Period : 1692 – 1725
Ashrama Gurugalu : Sri Sooreendra Teertharu
Ashrama Shishyaru : Sri Upendra Teertharu


Aradhana Tithi :  Ashvija Krishna Dwadashi(Sep – Oct)


No : 7,Raghavendra Puram,
Trichy 620 006
Ph : 0431 2432981
Ph : 0431 2431416
Mob: +91 9585599494
Mob : +91 9751795500

Sri Upendra Theertharu(Sri Rangam)

kRupaarasaamRutaambOdhimapaara mahimaanvitam|
upaasmahE tapOmUrtimupEndramuni pungavam||

Period : 1725-1728
Ashrama Gurugalu : Sri Sumateendra Teertharu
Ashrama Shishyaru : Sri Vadeendra Teertharu


Aradhana Tithi : MaaghaShukla Dashami (Jan – Feb)
Vrindavana Situated at : Sriranga

Sri Muneendra Theetharu(Sri Rangam)


Vyasaraja Mutt

Sri Sripathy Theertharu(Shenbakkam , Vellore)

Venkatesha padastakam Vadhibam Kavi Chaksanam
Sripathindra gurum vande sarvanthantreshu kovidam

Period: 1594 – 1612
Gurugalu: Sri Lakshmi Kantha Theertharu
Sishyaru: Sri Kambalu Rama Chandra theertharu


Aradhana: Ashada Suddha Dwadashi

Sri Kambalu Ramachandra Theertharu(Shenbakkam, Vellore)

vandaarukalpataravE vaadikairavabhaanavE
shrIraamachandraguravE nama: kaaruNyasindhavE |

Aradhana – Margashira Shudda Triteeya

Ashrama Gurugalu – Sri Sripati Tirtharu

Ashrama Shishyaru – Sri Lakshmi Vallabha Tirtharu

Sri Lakshmi Natha Theertharu(Sri Rangam)

nathamaneshtamandarah srinatha smaranadharah
lakshminathakhya gururadipsitartah pradosthu nah

Aradhana: Shravana Suddha Trayodashi


Gurugalu: Sri Lakshmi vallaba theertharu
Sishyaru:  Sri Lakshmi Pathy theertharu

His brindavanam is located at Sri Rangam, Tamilnadu


Vyasaraja Mutt,
Malligai poo Agraharam
Srirangam., Trichy

Sri Lakshmi Pathy Theertharu(Srirangam)

Lakshmi nathabdhi sambhutho  Lakshmi Pathyakhya Chandranah
Sadhu sandoha Kumuda modah sampatu nah sada

Aradhana: Karthika suddha Ekadashi


Gurugalu: Sri Lakshmi Natha theertharu
Sishyaru:  Sri Lakshmi Narayana theertharu

Sri Jagannatha Theertharu(Kumbakonam)

vidvatpankaja maartaanDa: vaadimattEbhakEsarI|
jagannaathagururbhUyaat jyaayasE shrEyasE mama |

Ashrama Gurugalu – Sri Sheshachandrikacharyaru
Ashrama Shishyaru – Sri Srinatha Tirtharu


Aradhana: Pushya suddha Dweetiya

Sri Vidhya Natha Theertharu(Kumbakonam)

vadhiyutha pasandoha garva patina kesari
naijanarthidho bhuyad vidya natha guru sriyah

Ashrama guru: Sri Sri Natha Theertharu
Sishyaru: Sri Vidyapathi theertharu


Aradhana: Vaishaka suddha ekadashi

Sri Vidhya Pathi Theertharu(Kumbakonam)

vaadivaaraNagarvaaNaam ChEdE kanTIravassadaa |
vidyaapati gururbhUyaanman manObhIShTasiddayE ||

Ashrama GurugaLu – Sri Vidyanaatha Thirtharu
Ashrama Shishyaru – Sri Vidyavallabha Thirtharu


Aradhana: Vaishaka Shukla chathurdhi

Sri Vidhya sridhara Theertharu(srirangam)

durvadi mattamatanga kanthirava udaradih
vidhya sridara yogisah sreyas bhyastumeh

Ashrama GurugaLu – Sri Vidhya sri Sindhu Theertharu
Ashrama Shishyaru – Sri Vidya srinivasa theertharu


Aradhana: Chaithra bahula chathurdhi

Sri Vidhya Varidhi theertharu(Srirangam)

sri krishnanungriyu gasakatamanaso yatisattamah
srimadvidhyavaridhirme gurubuyadabishtadah

Ashrama GurugaLu – Sri Vidhya Ratnakara Theertharu
Ashrama Shishyaru – Sri Vidya Prasanna theertharu


Aradhana: Bhadrapada Suddha panchami

Sri Sripadaraja Mutt

Parasurama Theertharu(Sri Rangam)

sankarShaNa karaabjOttha: vidvatkumudabaandha va: |
parashuraamaaKyayat i: raajataam mamamaanasE |

Aradhana: Phalguna Shudda Hunnime

Gurugalu: Sri Sankarshana Theertharu
Sishyaru: Sri Adiraja Theertharu

His brindavana is located at Chanda Pushkarani near Sri Rangam

Sri Aadi Raja Theertharu(Srirangam)

paraSuraama karOtthaM suSaabtyaadiguNaarNavaM|
tatva |pradipaamRutaasaktaM AdiraajaguruMbhajE ||

Aradhana: Pushya Suddha Dashami


Gurugalu: Parasurama Theertharu
Sishyaru: Sri Sathya vrata Theertharu

Sri Sathya Vrata theertharu(Sri Rangam)

 lOkEShu viKyaata sukIrtimabtaM dhImabtamaadyaM kShitipaalajaatam |
satyavrataM j~jaanaviraagayuktaM bhaktaMharEssatyavrataM BajEhaM ||

Gurugalu: Sri Adhiraja Theertharu
Sishyaru: Sri Swarna varna theertharu

Aradhana: Chaithra Suddha hunnime

Sri SwarnaVarna Theertharu(Sri Rangam)
vasudhaatalaviKyaataM vairaagyaadi guNaarNavaM |
vEdavEdaaMga chaturaM svarNavarNaguruM bhajE ||
Gurugalu: Sri Sathya Vara Theertharu
Sishyaru: Sri Sripadaraja TheertharuAradhana: Jyeshta Bahula Chauthi


Contact Information:

# 48, South Chittirai Steet
Contact:- Sri. Ragothama Achar & Sri Gururajachar
Ph:- (0431) 2431344

Sri Lakshmi Manohara Theertharu(Palliapalayam, Erode)

SrIrangaviThThalaasaktaM raghunaathaabdhichandiraM |
lakShmIkaTaakSha paatraM taM bhajElakShmImanOharaM ||

Gurugalu: Sri Raghu Natha Theertharu
Sishyaru: Sri Lakshmi Pathy Theertharu


Aradhana: Pushya Suddha Hunnime

Contact information:

Nava Brindavan
Vasantha Nagar
Tiruchanduru Taluk
Contact:- Sri. Krishna Murthy Achar
Ph: (0424) 2223141

Sri Lakshmi Pathi theertharu(Palliapalayam, Erode)

suKatIrthamataadbiMdu jaataM lakShmImanOharaat |
sarvaabhIShTapradaMnrUNaaM lakShmIpati guruM bhajE ||

Gurugalu: Sri Lakshmi Manohara Theertharu
Sishyaru: Sri Lakshmi Natha Theertharu


Aradhana: Ashada Suddha Dwadasi

Sri Lakshmi Kantha Theertharu(Venkarai)

narasiMhapadaasaktaM bhaktaabhIShTapradaayakam |
vij~jaanavimalaM SaantaM lakShmIkaantaguruM bhajE ||

Gurugalu: Sri Lakshmi Natha Theertharu
Sishyaru: Sri sri Kantha Theertharu

Aradhana: Jyeshta Suddha Chathurdashi

Contact information:

Paramattivellore Taluk
Namakkal District
Contact:- Sri. Guru Prasad
Ph: (04324) 270555

Sri Srinidhi Theertharu(Pallipalayam, Erode)

susaMstuti praNayana prasanna gururaajakam |
guruM SrInidhitIrthaaKyaM sat SrIkaantamaa bhajE ||

Gurugalu: Sri sri KanthaTheertharu
Sishyaru: Sri  Tejonidhi Theertharu


Aradhana: Ashwija Bahula Saptami

Sri Sri Vidhya nidhi theertharu(Pallipalayam, Erode)

vidyaaMbhOdisaMbhUtaM viduShaaMcha sadaapriyaM |
pUjayantaM viThThaalaadIn vandE vidyaanidhiMmudaa ||


Aradhana: Vaishaka suddha padhya

Sri Suguna Nidhi Theertharu(Bhavani)

BavAni puragAnadyAH kAvEryAH tIrasamsthitam |
mUlE shAKA maTElInam tam vandE sumathinidhim

Gurugalu: Sri Sugyananidhi theertharu
Sishyaru: Sri Sudhi nidhi theertharu


Aradhana: Ashada suddha saptami

Contact information:

Kaveri Road
Bhavani – 638 301
Contact:- Sri. Krishna Murthy Achar
Ph: (0424) 2223141

Sri Sudhi nidhi Theertharu(Pallipalayam, Tamilnadu)

satyadIptaM vaSyavaachaM yamaadyeraShTabhiryutaM |
haMsaadhISaM niShEvadhvaM sudhInidhividhiM budhaaH ||

Gurugalu: Sri Suguna nidhi theertharu
Sishyaru: Sri Medha nidhi theertharu


Aradhana: Phalguna bahula Ashtami

Sri Medha nidhi theertharu(Palliapalayam, Erode)

Gopinaatha SaRpayaadhi Vairaagya GuNashaalini|
MeDhaaniDhi Guroon vamdhe SachiShyaapannivaar akan||

Gurugalu: Sri Sudhi nidhi theertharu
Sishyaru: Sri daya nidhi theertharu


Aradhana: Karthika Amavasya

Sri Tejo nidhi Theertharu(Palliapalyam, Erode)


Sri Yasho nidhi Theertharu(Palliapalayam, Erode)

Aradhana – Pushya Shudda Dashami
Ashrama Gurugalu – Sri Taponidhi Tirtharu
Ashrama Shishyaru – Sri Ananda Nidhi Tirtharu


Sri Tapo nidhi Theertharu(Pallipalayam, Erode)


Other Yathigalu/Bidi Sanyasis

Sri Vidhyapathi Theertharu(Shenbakkam)


Sri Sathyaadhiraja Theertharu(Shenbakkam)


Four Sishyas of Sathyadhiraja theertharu(Bidi Sanyasis)

  1. Sri Kesava Udyaru(Shenbakkam)
  2. Sri Govindha Madhva Udayaru(Shenbakkam)
  3. Sri Bhoovaraha Udayaru(Shenbakkam)
  4. Sri Raghunatha Udayaru(Shenbakkam)

Sankarashana Wodeyaru(Polur)

Read more: Sri Sankarshana Wodeyar – The Saint of Karapoondi


Ranga wodeyaru(Sathya Vijaya nagara/aarani)

Sri Madhwanatha thirtharu(Srirangam)

Read more about Sri Madhwanatha yathigalu at Sri Madhwanatha thirtharu


Sri Srinidhi thirtharu(Balegaru matha, Anichampalayam)


Sri Raghudhwaja thirtharu(Sathyamangalam)


Recently identified brindavanagalu near coimbatore:

read more at Explore the unexplored Brindavana

Bellathi sri Lakshmi dhara thirtharu
Karuvalur brindavana(unidentified – probably one of the 22 bidi sanyasi sishyaru of sri Vyasarayaryu)

Most of the brindavanas are located with in three major areas:

Map 1:(in and around Erode, Tamilnadu)

Railway station: Erode


Map 2:(in and around Trichy, Tamilnadu)

Railway station: Trichy



Map 3:(in and around Vellore, Tamilnadu)

Railway station: Katpaadi




aradhana · brindavana · MADHWA · papparapatti · raghavendra

Dakshina Mantralaya – papparapatti

The Brindavana of Sri Guru Raghavendra at Papparapatti is known as Dakshina Mantralaya. Papparapatti is a small village in Tamilnadu  between salem to bangalore highway.


it is situated about 13 kms from Dharmapuri,  NH 7.


 Sri P.R. Srinivasa Rao was looking after the Varadaraja temple activities in the village town papparapatti.

Sri Srinivasa Rao had a series of misfortunes. All the children died one after the other. The family was very saddened. Finally Srinivasa Rao’s wife; Smt Giriamma, delivered a boy, who survived. But the child was suffering from an stomach ailment from birth.They took the child to a famous specialist in Chennai. The doctor thoroughly examined the child. His findings was very disappointing. He said that the ailment had become very chronic and expressed his helplessness to cure the child. Being a great devotee of Sri Guru Raghavendra he advised the parents to go to Mantralaya with the child and seek the blessings of the Divine Guru.

Accordingly, the child’s father, Srinivasa Rao, his wife Giriamma and his sister-in-law (Sri Krishnamoorthi(elder brother’s wife) went to Mantralaya. There they performed seva for two months. The parents became nervous as they could not see any outward changes in the child’s condition. Srinivasa Rao thought of going back home to Papparapatti . Accordingly he sent a telegram to his brother Krishnamoorthi informing about their return programme. He started making preparations for his departure the next day.

In Papparapatti , Krishnamoorthi was making preparations to leave for Mantralaya. He was not aware that his brother and family on the other hand were making preparations to come back from Mantralaya to Papparapatti . He had not received the telegram sent by his brother from Manatralaya about his departure.  Krishnamoorthy went to bed early to start for Mantralaya the next day.  In the early morning hours on the day ,Krishnamoorthy had a dream. In that, an old Sanyasi  appeared before Krishnamoorthy rao and told him “I am coming to your place”. Then he disappeared. Krihnamoorthy Rao woke up. He immediately contacted the scholars and friends there and seekedt their advice. They said “The message of the dream is clear. You need not go to Mantralaya. Instead Sri Raghavendra Swamiji is coming here. You construct a Brindavana here.”

There was great happiness all over. The people of Paparapatti and around were thrilled to hear that Sri Guru Raghavendra Swamiji had blessed them by his presence  in their midst. The brothers got together, and decided to construct a Brindavana in Papparapatti itself. They resolved to set apart suitable lands for the upkeep and maintenance of the temple,. The very same night, in Mantralaya, Srinivasa Rao’s wife Giriamma had a dream. In that an old man approached Giriamma and gave her a broom and a mora (normally used for collecting the swept waste etc. from the ground). The lady could not understand the meaning behind the dream; whether it was auspicious or not. She was very apprehensive and upset and wanted to know the significance of the dream. She got clarification from the Archaka, Vedavyasacharya who performed the pooja for the Brindavana.

Sri Vedavyasacharya explained to her that the dream conveyed a very positive meaning. It meant that the stomach ailment the child was suffering from would be cured; as a matter of fact literally swept away. True to his words, the child purged in the afternoon, and became free from the ailment. 

The grateful Srinivasa Rao with his wife and child took the permission of the Peethadipathi Sri Sri Suyameendra Teertharu Swamiji and came back to Papparapatti .

Preparations started for construction work of the temple. Two of the brothers went to Bangalore to contact a sculptor for carving  the Brindavana.

The sculptor was already working on an order from another party for preparation of a Brindavana. It was almost ready. Just a day before the two brothers came to him with their requirement for the Brindavana, the sculptor got a dream. In that an old man ordered the sculptor “You hand over the present Brindavana that is constructed to the two persons coming to you tomorrow. Do not worry about the earlier order. It will take more time for installation of that.” Next morning, the sculptor was amazed to see the two brothers who came to him as mentioned in the dream wanting a Brindavana.

He immediately offered to hand over the Brindavana to them. Not only that, he even transported it by train to Pallakkadu Railway station and delivered it to the two brothers for installation with great devotion. 

The eldest brother Sri Achutha Iyer and a team of devotees, set upon the holy task of bringing the Mrithike from Mantralaya. Accordingly, they went and entreated upon the Peethadipathi of Mantralaya Temple,for Mrithike. The swamiji, was happy to oblige the devootees. Accordingly, after the due prayers and procedures, Swamiji removed the Mrithike to hand over to Sri Achutha Iyer. What a wonder! Everyone there was astounded to see a Saligrama appear along with the Mrithike. The overjoyed devotees not only got the Mrithike, but a holy Saligrama along with it. It was something unique to indicate that the Brindavana at Papparapatti had a very special grace. It was a pointer to indicate the splendour that it would be. Sri mutt swamiji conveyed that Papparapatti is going to be like another Manthralaya; now acclaimed as Dakshina Mantralaya.

In 1996, After the brindavana prarhishtapana at Dharmapuri,the swamiji arrived in Papparapatti and stayed for two full days. He performed puja, panchamrita, archana, deeparadhana etc. to the Brindavana of Sri Guru Raghavendra and the other deities there. In his pravachana he announced that the temple in Papparapatti would develop into a famous pilgrimage centre and will be foundly called as Dakshina Mantralaya.

How to reach:

Take bus from salem to bangalore. Get down at palakkodu.  It is around 9 kms from Palakkodu. lots of mini buses and autos are available from palakkodu to papparapatti

By Train:  Nearest Railway Station is Dharmapuri


appanacharya · aradhana · bikshalaya · brindavana · MADHWA · raghavendra

Bikshalaya and Sri Raghavendra theertharu


Bikshalaya is located about 20 km from Mantralayam and is also known as Bichali in local language.


This is  the place where our beloved Rayaru spent 12 years of his life, staying in the house of Appanacharya, religious teacher of the 17th century.

Raghavendra Swamy had heard about Bichale and Appanacharya and so he came all the way from Adoni. He was given a warm  welcome by Appancaharya. The bond between the two men was so great that Rayaru accepted to stay on here.

Appancharya, though elder to Rayaru, spent the next 12 years in service of Rayaru. He lovingly fed Rayaru.

He sat with Rayaru on the Japada Katte here and both of them spent hours, days and months discussing a variety of issues related to the Shastras, Puranas, Upanishats.

Appanacharya built the Eka Shila Brindavana at the exact location where Sri Raghavendra taught the students and worshipped it for his life time.

However, the Brindavana at Bhikshalaya does not have any Mrithigai inside it. It was the first Brindavana to be constructed outside the Moola Brindavana at Mantralaya

before 2009 if you have visited this place, you could have seen the old house where Rayaru spent his days. The place where he slept, the place where he did Moola Rama pooje were all marked.

But the devastating 2009 floods(nature’s destruction) caused a huge damage to this great pilgrimage.

Rayaru, came to Bichale, somewhere between  1658-59 and stayed on here till 1671(till his brindavana pravesha)

You can also have Darshan of Mukhya prana devaru installed by Vyasarjaru and Sri Raghavendra theertharu here

it is believed in this house that Rayaru crafted his ideas about Chandrika and wrote them on the Japada Katte. This work called Tatparya Chandrika was the last work of Raghavendra Swamy. Incidentally, the original work of Chandrika was by sri Vyasa Raja theertharu, the previous avatar of Raghavendra Swamy.

Mukhya praana installed by Vyasarajaru
Mukhya Praana(Left side) installed by Raayaru
Eka Shila Brindavana of our Rayaru
Ugra Narasimha Installed by Sri Padarajaru

How to reach?

If you are going from Mantralayam, travel up the way to the railway station (Manthralayam Road). At the Madhavaram Junction, there are two roads one leading to Raichur and the other to Adoni. Take the road to Raichur. After crossing the Thungabadra Bridge (the new one) there will be another junction at Gile Sugur. Turning right will take you to Panchamukhi. Turn left and travel up the road for 8 kms to reach Bhikshalaya. There are several share autos and private jeeps plying from Mantralayam to Bhikshalaya and one can easily reach there without spending a lot of money.