Mantralayam is situated on the banks of river Tungabhadra and Lying 90 kms from Kurnool. It derived its importance form the Jeevasamadhi of Madhva Saint Sri Raghavendra Swamy. The Choultries and Sanskrit School are the real attracting of these places and draws thousands of devotees from South India particularly Madhvas. On there the places to see including Raghavendra Swamy Brindavan, the tomb that Swamy entered alive, Panchamuki Anjaneya Swamy Temple and Venkateswara Swamy Temple are the important visiting spots.
Sri Chowdeshwari Devi Temple:
The famous temple of Chowdeswari Devi at Nandavaram near Kurnool is one of the many treasures which Andhra Pradesh holds. It is said that the actual deity that was present in the temple was so fearful to watch with the human eye and the powerful aura it carried made many a heart fail on seeing it. Therefore, the doors of the sanctum were permanently closed and then another deity was made, which resembled posture of the actual deity. There is a Srichakra in front of the deity and devotees can worship with vermilion (Kumkum Archana). The annual Brahmostav celebrations are held for 15 days from Devi Navaratrulu to Pournami, when there is a devotional night celebrations for people within and outside the village. 53 km from Orvakal
Shirdi Saibaba Temple, Kurnool:
On the bank of the holy Tungabhadra River delightful atmosphere the found stone of (Star) Nakshatra Saibaba Temple was laid by K.Veera Swamy Naidu in the year of 1947 and Saibaba Vigraham was erected in 1951 at the Dasara Navaratri utsav. Before the Shridi Sai Baba and first in the world level got named as Dakshina Shridi Sai Baba highlighting. In this Dasara Navaratri ustavalu, Dattajayanti, Gurupournami, Sri Rama Navami and other festivals going on. On every Thursday thousands of devotes are attending and getting their hopes faithing.
Sri Bugga Ramalingeswaram Swamy Temple, Kalvabugga Village:
The ancient temple Sri Bugga Rameswara Swamy was on the NH-18 in Orvakal Mandal 32 km from Kurnool. The Nature springs, hill rows are the main attractions of this temple. Five Lingas are in this temple complex. In 1983 Sri Jayendra Saraswathi of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam inaugurated the Sri Bramarambha Devi Shrine in this temple. The row of hills and stream with full of greenery coconut and olive trees and plants attract the pilgrims and tourists. Devotees celebrate the Sivarathri, Karthikamasam and Bramhostavalu as main festivals.
Sri Mahayogi Lakshmamma Avva, Adoni:
India is a multi lingual country. Every region is endowed with marvelous temples and pious people. In this connection Mahayogi Lakshmamma is a lady with miracles. Adoni town is 100 kms away from Kurnool.
Mahayogi Lakshmamma born in a down tradden community in a small village Musapalli in Adoni Taluk. Her parents are Harijana Bandenna and Mangamma. In her child hood she was spent lonely and never mingle with people. Often smiles and behaves different manner and nude. Her parents and relatives thought that she is mad, lastly her parent’s marriage celebrated. She was sent to her in-laws residence. She removed her mangalasutra and clothes, returned home. Her parents and relatives harassed her physically. There is no resistance and response from her. She is devining. Lakshmamma deserted from Musapalli and unknowly walked to Adoni.
Lakshmamma lived on roads and slept under trees in Adoni. She got devine powers. The divineness and miracles were observed by one Rayachoti Ramaiah, a business man of Adoni town. He became disciple of Lakshmamma. People use to visit her and blessed by Lakshmamma. Lakshmamma devine, blessing spread to near by distribute of Kannata. She died on 16th May, 1933. Her disciples constructed a temple on Samadhi with marble stone and Kalyana Mandapam. Annually festival is conducted for Lakshmamma.
Devotees celebrate the Jathara in every year in the month of May. Pilgrims are visiting this destination from Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Telangana etc.,
Sri Ramalayam, Peddathumbalam Village:
Built by Western Chalukyas. Jain religion propagated in Kurnool District one of the historical evidence in Chippagiri, Halivi and Pedda Thumbalam. The Jain temple builted in Peddathumbalam reflects style with marble stone with the architecture in Nallagonda Kolanupaka jain temple. The new jain temple constructed modern style. Beautiful architecture, two important thrathkars 23, 24 idelos in the temple Peddathumbalam is a very biggest jain temple in Kurnool District. This Ramalaya Temple established Seetarama, Lakshmana idols. It is one of the biggest North Indian Model gopuram (style) established in south India at Peddatumbalam village in Kurnool District. There is number of sculptures, beautiful temple are under control of Archeology & Museums Dept and also another historical thousand pillar temple is there. That is also renuined condition. This temple was previously Jain temple right now converted to Ramalayam Temple. People believe in that Lord Rama gives good health and wealth.
Roja Darga, Kurnool:
Roja Dargah is situated on the bank of Tungabhadra River in Roja Village; it is very adjacent to Kurnool City. Most probably the Kurnool people called Roja Dargah as “Roja Baba Dargah” actually in the year of 562 years ago Baba Hazarat Syed Shah ishaq Sanaulla Khadri came to Roja from Bogdad after performing 50 years strict Chillas. As per his murshad instructions and directions he started towards India and finally reaches Roja Village. At that time people were usually visit him and by seeing his enlighten face inspire themselves and feel happy by irradicating their illness from their surroundings and called him as popularly Baba.
Large of the devotees came to perform prayers and receiving moral lessons from Baba. At that time Nawab Sattar Khan was apartedly and jealously tries to diverse the people towards Baba and restricted to people not to attend Babas presence of prayers. And the Nawab with fabulous wealth and well standard tomb of his own was constructed but no body is attending to this Nawab tomb till on this day also. After 500 years passing away of Baba among his kith and kins are performing the Urs ceremony as per Islamic rules. In his Urs lakhs of people i.e. Hindu, Muslims and all other communities come together and get their heartily will and wishes in Baba’s Dargah.
On the 29th of Shaban Hizri Year the Sandal of Baba perform at the highest standard level. Next day Urs and Fatheha and Seeratu Awliya session took place and Nathiya Mushayara also organizing in which several poets come over here to presenting their Nathiya Kalam and inspired the audience. On the third day Fatheha Khani took place. In that event the Sajjada presents rewards to the devotees.
Jamiya Masjid, Adoni:
The South Indian finest biggest and beautiful Masjid is in Adoni with all facilities. In 1672 A.D Siddi Masood Khan Khaji constructed with the permission of Bijapur Sulthan with Granite stone the structure is marvelous. Upper gummaj and interior decoration, paintings with the quotes of Quran are worthy. This beautiful Masjid is as big as Hallikaja in Mucca. The tremendous structure is glory to our district heritage. In this Masjid a pecular chains are found which are carved with a single stone. This Masjid is also comparable to Macca Masjid of Quli Qutub Shahi Sultanate of Golconda period situated in Hyderabad.
Coles Centennial Telugu Baptist Chruch, Kurnool:
The Coles Centennial Baptist Church of Kurnool was constructed in 1918 A.D. One eminent britisher namely Stanton as a friendly motivated to Dr.J.Akkarman Coles about the Kurnool region and its people needs i.e. the prayer places as well as educational centers to be opened. In response of the motivation and struggle of Stanton Coles donated the needs and requirements to fulfill the projects namely Coles Centennial Baptist Church & Cole’s Educational Centers, E.C.M school and S.T.B.C College etc., in Kurnool region. This church is constructed on the base of Skatish model. This church is attracting to every visitors as it is made of rock stone in full shape of attraction with wide palace of prayer. This church is situated in the heart of the Kurnool city and very near to Kurnool Historical Fort and old bus stand. Devotees celebrate the Christmas, New year and Good Friday as main festivals.
Urkunda Narasimha Swamy (Eranna) Temple, Urkunda Village:
Urukunda Eranna Swamy Temple is a famous temple in the Urukunda Village of Kowthalam Mandalam, Kurnool District. Here sanctum Sanctorum is a holy Peepal tree under which there are idols of Veerabadra Swamy and Lakshmi Narasimha which are worshipped as per the Veera Saiva tradition. As per legends, a sage named Hiranya, also popular as Eranna or Veeranna, did several years of penance under a Peepal tree in Urkunda Village. The grazing cows of the village used to gather around him and he used to spend a lot of time caring them and talking to them. The kind villegers visited him with fruits and food and sought his blessings. It is believed that with his divine power the Sage cured chronic diseases of the villagers.
One day the villagers could not find Sage Veeranna at his usual place, but instead, there was an idol of Sri Lakshmi Narasimha under the Peepal tree. They believed that it was sage Veeranna who had appeared as Narasimha Swamy. They installed the idol under the Peepal Tree properly and began to worship him as Lakshmi Narasimha.
Shashavali, Shaikshavali Dargas situated at yellarthi Village of Holagunda Mandal. There is organizing committee means Walkboard committee they conducted every year in the month of April celebrated Urs festival in a grand manner. The destination has national importance. Pilgrims are visiting this destination almost all States but mostly, Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Maharastra, Telangana & Andhra Pradesh etc.