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Manthani is a village and Mandalmarker headquarters in Indianmarker state of Andhra Pradeshmarker.

It is located approximately 70 kilometers southwest from Karimnagarmarker. It is situated on the banks of the river Godavari. It is a very ancient center of Vedic learning, and even today houses many scholars well versed in the ancient knowledge of the Vedas and Shastras.

Manthani (from Sanskrit Matra Kutam or the House of Vedas) is popularly believed to house a thousand Brahmin families or Sahasra Brahmana Gadapa. In reverence, local scholars refer to Manthani as Mantrapuri (the town of hymns).

Transportation

Bus Services

Manthani is located Approximately 70 km from the district Head quarter Karimnagarmarker and 240 km from Hyderabadmarker, the capital of Andhra Pradeshmarker state. Direct bus services of APSRTC are available from Hyderabadmarker, Karimnagarmarker, Warangalmarker, Godavarikhani, Mancherialmarker, Kaleswaram, Jagtialmarker, Korutla, Nizamabad. An APSRTC depot is located at Manthani.

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Train Services

Manthani has no train services till date. Late Speaker of Andhra Pradeshmarker Mr.Sreepada Rao Duddella, MLA, Manthani, made efforts to extend the proposed Peddapalli (IR Code:PDPL) - Nizamabad Railway line to Manthani, his assassination has put this proposal on the back burner.

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Air Services

The nearest air port is Hyderabadmarker which is about 250 km.

Temples

Among several temples situated here, the most important are those of Lord Saileshwara, Laxminarayana Swamy, Omkeshwara Swamy & Mahalaxmi. It is also a main centre for Jainism & Buddhism.

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