Horanadu Adishakthyatmaka Sri Annapoorneswari temple :

God and Godess :

  • Annapurneswari devi
  • Lord hanuman
  • Udbhava maha ganapathi
  • Navagrahas

Location :

Horanadu Adhishakthyatmaka Sri Annapoorneswari temple,
Hornadu / Horanadu Forest area, Mudigere Taluk, Chikamagalur dt,
Chikkamagaluru district-577181,
Karnataka.

Timings :

  • Morning Darshan 06:30 AM to 02:00 PM
  • Evening Darshan 04:00 PM to 09:30 PM
  • Kunkumarchana 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
  • Kunkumarchana 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM

Temple History :

Sri Annapoorneshwari Ammanavaru Temple also called as Sri Kshethra Horanadu is situated on the banks of river Bhadra in Chikkamagalur district of the Indian state of Karnataka. The place is surrounded by lush green mountains with natural vegetation, forest on the Western Ghats. It’s an ancient Temple of Goddess Mata Annapoorneshwari which means “Feeding one and all”. This temple is mainly a way to pay tribute to the Goddess of harvest and manifestation. This temple was surrounded by forest, natural vegetation, natural beauty and green land, of the Western Ghat areas. This ancient temple was renamed as Adi-Shaktyatmaka Shree Annapoorneshwari.

The main Goddess of Sri Annapoorneshwari comprises of four hands, and the entire idol is made out Salagrama and is decorated with Swarnabharana. The four hands are known for holding Chakra, Shankha, Gayathri mantra and Sri Chakra. This idol is considered to be a major form of Parvati Mata. As per the legend, it was stated that once Lord Shiva was majorly cursed, and the curse was lifted after he took alms from Goddess Annapoorneshwari.The great deity of Adishakthyathmaka Sri Annapoorneshwari’s Prathistapana was done by his holiness Agasthya Maharishi several centuries back. The hereditary Dharmakartharu of our family started 400 years back. Till the 5th Dharmakartharu, the temple was having a very small structure surrounded by full of natural vegetation and forest. Even then at least one or more people used to visit the temple, have pooja and were provided with free food (Annaprasadam) and shelter and it is continued till date.

The 5th Dharmakartharu late 2nd Sri D.B.Venkatasubba Jois who sacrificed his complete life in improving not only the temple but also helped the surrounding village people in improving their culture. He started renovating the temple in the year 1962 and completed the temple with fully dressed stone sculpture according to the Vastu Shilpa, astrology and Hindu mythology and “the Prathistapana” of Sri Adishakthi Devi and ” Punaprathistapana” of Sri Annapoorneshwari was celebrated on the auspicious day of “Akshaya Thadige” in the year 1973 and Mahakumbhabhisheka was performed by his holiness Shrimad Jagadhguru Shankaracharya Sri Sri Sri Abhinava Vidyathirtha Mahaswamiji of Dakshinamnaya Sringeri Sharadapeetam, Sringeri. The late D.B. Venkatasubba Jois the 5th Dharmakartharu was honored by his holiness of Sringeri Matha as the “Annapurna Pada Seva Dhurandhara” for his dedicated out standing service rendered to the society through the temple, he died in the year 1982. Late Sri D.V. Gajendra Prasanna Jois sworn as the 6th Dharmakartharu by his holiness Sri Sri Swayam Prakasha Abhinava Ramananda Saraswathi Swamiji of Hariharapura Matha, Karnataka, in the year 1981, he constructed the Navagraha Temple and the Prathistapana was performed by his holiness Shrimad Jagadhguru Shankaracharya Sri Sri Sri Bharathitheertha Maha Swamiji of Dakshinamnaya Sringeri Sharadapeetam, Sringeri in the year 1991. He established the latest steam cooking system, bathrooms, toilets, Annachathra, drainage system in the village, “Free Brahmopanayana” every year, construction of rooms to the pilgrims, Labour colony providing free clothes to the temple employees and their family members during the car festival every year, he expired in the year 1991.

Festivals :

  • Deepothsava – Karthika Bahula Thadige & Chouthi
  • Akshaya Thadige – Vaishakha Shudda Thadige
  • Navarathri Mahothsava – Ashwayuja Shudda Padya to Dashami
  • Sriman Mahachandika Homa – Ashwayuja Shudda Dwadashi
  • Pattabhishekothsava – Ashwayuja Shudda Thrayodashi
  • Rathothsava – Phalguna Shudda Padya to Panchami
  • Maharathotsava – Phalguna Shudda Thadige
  • Havi – During Dhanurmasa

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • Shri DeviMahatme Parayanapurvaka Mahapooja – Rs 400.00
  • Maharanagapooja (Deeparadhana) – Rs 600.00
  • Rangapooja (Upto- Chakragallu) – Rs 300.00
  • Panchamruthabhishekam (Friday) – Rs 200.00
  • Panchamruthabhishekam (Other days) – Rs 30.00
  • Rice Donation for Annadanam (Per KG) – Rs 30.00
  • Full Set Prasadam (with kumkumarchana) – Rs 100.00
  • Kumkumarchana (Including Shri Prasadam) – Rs 60.00
  • Nandadeep (Per day) – Rs 50.00
  • Kainkary Seva to Lord Ganpathi & Ammanavaru – Rs 1500.00 Per One day
  • Annadana Seva (For one time) – Rs 6000.00
  • Shri Navagraha Pooja – Rs 300.00
  • Panchakajjaya Nivedana (To Lord Ganapathi) – Rs 40.00
  • Asthothara Kukumarchana – Rs 20.00
  • Shri Sathyaganesha Vratha – Rs 300.00
  • Shri Sathya narayana Vratha – Rs 300.00
  • Maha MangalaHarathi – 09:00 AM to 01:30 PM
  • Kunkumarchana – 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
  • Kunkumarchane – 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
  • Maha MangalaHarathi – 09:00 PM
  • Morning Darshan – 06:30 AM to 02:00 PM

Nearest Temples Around Horanadu Adishakthyatmaka Sri Annapoorneswari temple :

  • Kalasa Kalaseswara swamy temple – Chikkamagaluru district – 8.00 km
  • Srungeri Saradamba temple – Chikkamagaluru district – 42.00 km
  • Dharmasthala Sri Manjunatha swamy Temple – Dakshin kannad district – 95.00 km
  • Belur Sri Chennakesava Swamy Temple – Hassan district – 102.00 km
  • Mulki Bappanadu Durgaparameswari temple – Dakshin kannad district – 111.00 km
  • Kateel Durgaparameswari temple – Dakshin kannad district – 111.00 km
  • Udupi Sri Krishna Temple – Mangalore – 116.00 km
  • Halebeedu Hoyasaleswara Swamy temple – Hassan district – 118.00 km
  • Kokkada Sowthadka Mahaganapathi temple – Dakshin kannad district – 119.00 km
  • Doddagaddavalli Lakshmi Devi Temple – Hassan district – 121.00 km
  • Javagal Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple – Hassan district – 126.00 km
  • Hassan Hasanamba temple – Hassan district – 134.00 km
  • Puttur Mahathobara Mahalingeswara temple – Dakshin kannad district – 137.00 km
  • Kadri Sri Manjunatha temple – Dakshin kannad district – 138.00 km
  • Mangaluru Mangaladevi temple – Dakshin kannad district – 143.00 km
  • Haranhalli Sri Someshwara Temple – Hassan district – 147.00 km
  • Koravangala Buchesvarara Temple – Hassan district – 147.00 km
  • Mosale Nageshwara and ChennaKesava Temple – Hassan district – 148.00 km
  • Amrutapura Amruteswara Temple – Chikkamagaluru district – 149.00 km
  • Kollur Sri Mookambika Temple – Udupi district – 150.00 km
  • Haranhalli Sri Lakshmi Narasimha and ChennaKesava Swamy Temple – Hassan district – 150.00 km
  • Kumbashi Anegudde Vinayaka swamy temple – Udupi district – 150.00 km
  • Kukke Sri Subramanya Temple – Dakshin kannad district – 154.00 km
  • Arasikere Iswara temple – Hassan district – 157.00 km
  • Yadapura Jenukal Siddeshwara Swamy Temple – Hassan district – 167.00 km
  • Hullekere Chennakesava Temple – Hassan district – 180.00 km
  • Nuggehalli Sadasiva Temple – Hassan district – 188.00 km
  • Nuggehalli Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple – Hassan district – 189.00 km
  • shravanabelagola Sri Gomateshwara temple – Hassan district – 193.00 km
  • Murudeshwar Sri Murudeshwara Swamy Temple – Uttara kannada district – 193.00 km

Nearest Bus Stations :

  • Horanadu – 0.75 km
  • Jayapura – 31.00 km
  • Srungeri (Rastrakavi Kuvempu) Bus station – 41.00 km
  • Koppa – 53.00 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

  • Chikkamagaluru – 93.00 km
  • Donigal – 110.00 km
  • Bantwal – 120.00 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Mangalore International Airport,Mangalore – 122.00 km
  • Kempegowda International Airport,Bangalore – 345.00 km

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