Manthani town once known as Mantrakuta in the Puranas has a rich cultural heritage and historical background from the times immemorial. Every part of the town is interspersed with the ruins of ancient shrines and temples and grandiose sculpture impressing the visitor with its hoary past. A rivulet by name Bokkalavagu, which kept the town isolated till recent times, joins the Godavari near Manthani.
There are many dilapidated temples and mutilated sculptures scattered in all directions of the village reveal the hoary past of this place.
The most important temples of this place are
- Seelesvara Temple and Siddesvara Temple
- Gautamesvara Temple
There are about twenty temples in the villages, which include:
- Kodanda Ramalayam
- Gopijana Vallabhalayam
- Varadaraja Swami
- Anjaneya Swami Temple
- Asthalingas were installed in eight corners of the village for its protection.
Curiously enough the deity called Kalingadevi found in the court-yard of the Inspection Bungalow is seen wearing Yajnopavita.