Flanked by two pretty shrines, Anjaneya temple at the Gopuram road presents a serene and sacred ambiance to the longing souls. The entrance of the temple is marked by a fabulous Siva Lingam, which is brought by Sai Baba from Kasim. Most alluring part of this fabulous shrine is its sanctum where the deity is placed as if engraved on a cavern. Since Hanuman is known for his devotion towards Rama, this temple depicts A pool of water at the foot of the Deity reflects Hanuman’s devotion to his master Lord Ram. Devotees believe that this water in the pool symbolizes hanuman’s tears. Like all other important places at Puttaparthi, this Anjaneya Temple holds another miraculous anecdote of Sathya Sai Baba. The story says that the deity stopped Sai Baba while he was about to circumambulate the temple by saying that it is the deity who is to pay reverence and respect.
Entry point to the Ashram is the Ganesh gate through which Sai Baba leaves or comes back to the Ashram. This magnificient façade to the Ashram was built in the year 1975 as a birthday commemorative to Baba. This daunting and exciting gateway depicts a marvelous idol of Lord Ganesha with it and so this is popularly called as the Ganesh gate by the devotees. Gopuram is constructed in the form of South Indian style of temple architecture, which reveals the structural grandeur and artistic skills. One among the alluring sites in the Ashram, Gopuram reminds the mythological beliefs that Lord Ganesha has the power to remove hindrances.
Sri Venkateswara Temple, also called Lakshmivenkatesvara temple is located at the heart of the Mantralayam Mutt complex. The temple enshrines a lovely stone idol of Sri Venkateswara. It is believed that the idol was installed by Sri Raghavendra Swamy himself. Sri Raghavendra Swamy was offering worship to this idol everyday. This temple is a prime attraction in the Mutt complex. Nearby temple attractions include Manchalmma Temple, located on the left corner of the complex. The temple Goddess Manchalamma is believed to be the presiding deity of the Mantralayam. Timing of the temple are 6 am -12 noon and 4.30 pm – 8 pm.
Raghavendra Swamy Brindavan is situated at Mantralayam, a small village in Kurnool district. The Mutt complex is the abode of Raghavendra Swami and is located at the scenic surroundings on the banks of Tungabhadra. Thousands of devotees visit this Samadhi every year to get the blessings of Raghavendra Swamy. Raghavendra Swamy attained Samadhi in 1671, and his Samadhi place is known as Brindavan. It is believed that Swamy blesses and helps thousands of devotees through breathtaking miracles. There are many stories about his darshan in dream and hence alleviating the sufferings of his devotees. Swamy is also nicknamed as Kamadhenu and Kalpavruksha as he gives to his devotees whatever they want.