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Food Offering At Horanadu Annapoorneshwari Temple

Horanadu Annapoorneshwari temple is one of the rarest temples where the Goddess is offered Maha Mangal Aarti after her devotees have been fed. Generally, deities are first offered the naivedya or bhog and later it is shared with devotees. At Horanadu Annapoorneshwari temple, a complete three course vegetarian meal is served to devotees by Goddess Annapurna herself.

The Adhishakthyathmaka Shri Annapoorneshwari Ammanavara Gudi is located on the banks of Bhadra River at Horanadu in Chikmagalur district, Karnataka.

The popular belief is that the deity blesses a devotee peace, prosperity, good health and nourishment. It is widely agreed that a devotee who has the blessing of Goddess Annapurna will never grow hungry.

The temple serves breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Prasada Bhojanalaya Hall.

Breakfast usually comprises of poha (beaten rice made using turmeric) or khara bhat (a dish mixed with semolina, vegetables and spices.

Sambar, rasam, mixed rice like puliyohara, vegetable curries using season items and buttermilk. Payasam or sweet is usually prepared using grains or lentils.

Large quantities of rice, pulses, coconut, jaggery and other food items are donated to the temple by devotees.

During the car festival or Rathotsava, a special naivedya known as Panchakajjaaya Naivedya, made from puffed rice, jaggery, cardamom, dried coconut and bananas is offered to the deity.