famous Madvamatapitha enshrining the holy Brindavan of Sri Raghavendraswamy has
a small but significant shrine lying at the left corner of the temple. Ironical
it sounds, this benign archamurti going by the name of Manchalamma is receiving
agrapuja from all the devotees since that auspicious day of H.H.
Raghavendraswamy's setting foot on this sacred thirtha kshetra. This holy land
was sanctified by the performance of a great yagna by Prahlad in Kritayuga. And
the legends are heightening it glory with the anecdote that Sri Rama passed this
way during his fourteen year Vanavasa. Realising
its spiritual potentialities with his antarchakshu,, Raghavendraswamy opted for
the then barren and forlorn land, when the Nawab of Adoni offered a Jagir
for Swamiji's residence and building of an ashram. No sooner did he set
foot on this desolate ground, he found the Mother's shrine and her ethereal
presence. Praying soulfully for eternal vigilance, he inagurated the
constructional programme. And he ordained that the visitors must offer first
worship to her and then only enter the interior mandir.