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Horanadu Annapurna Temple – Horanadu Annapoorneshwari Temple Story


Horanadu Annapurna Temple, dedicated to Goddess Annapoorneshwari, is located on the banks of Bhadra River in the Western Ghats in a remote part of Chikmagalur District, Karnataka.

Horanadu Annapoorneshwari Temple Story And History

Sage Agastya is believed to have established the murti in the temple.

Legend has it that Shiva once declared everything in the world including food to be illusion. Goddess Parvati got angry and disappeared. There was severe drought on earth with the disappearance of Mother Shakti, who nourishes and provides food to all living beings on earth.

After some years, taking pity on the living beings Goddess Parvati appeared as Annapurna at Horanadu. She then provided food to all.


Horanadu Annapurna Temple Timings


6:00 AM to 9:30 PM

Maha Mangalarathi Time:
Morning at 9:00 AM
Afternoon at 1:30 PM
Night at 9:00 PM.

Kumkumarchana Time:
Morning from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Evening from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM.

Prasada Bojana Time:
From 12:00 noon to 3:00 PM
Night from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM.



Horanadu Annapurna Temple Facts

  • Goddess Annapoorneshwari murti worshipped in the temple is in standing posture. She holds Shanku, Chakra, Sri Chakra and Devi Gayatri in her four hands. The murti is made of gold.
  • It is believed that those who have darshan of the murti here will never go without food.
  • Goddess Annapoorna is the goddess of food and nourishment and therefore devotees are given a three-course vegetarian meal.
  • A flight of steps takes one to the shrine.
  • The temple is noted for its modern carvings.
  • Adi Sesha surrounds the Garbhagriha (sanctum sanctorum) of the temple and the Padma Peeta constitutes of Kurma, Ashtagaja and others deities of Hindu pantheon.
  • Males have to remove the shirt before entering the shrine.
  • Akshaya Tritiya is the main festival celebrated in this temple. This day is believed to be the appearance day of Annapoorna Devi. The other important festival is Navratri.
  • The most important day in the temple is Friday.
  • The subsidiary deities worshipped in the temple are Sri Udbhava Maha Ganapathi, Anjaneya and Navagrahas.
  • Kalasa is around 7 Kms from Horanadu, Chikmagalur 100 Kms, Sringeri 75 Kms away and Bangalore 330 kms.




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