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Sri Annapoorneshwari Temple @ Hornadu (Karnataka)


श्री अन्नपूर्णेश्वरी मंदिर , होरनाडु (कर्नाटक)

Adhishakthyathmaka Sri Annapoorneshwari Temple: 

The Annapoorneshwari Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the goddess Annapoorneshwari (Annapoorna) an incarnation of Goddess Parvati, wife of Lord Shiva. It is also known as Sri Kshetra Horanadu Temple.  Maharshi Agastya established the icon of the goddess here.

The word Annapoorna is made of two words Anna meaning grains and Poorna meaning complete. Hence, Annapoorna means who provide complete grains which is a need to survive. It is believed that if one visit Devi Anapoorna, will never go without food in their lives.

The temple is situated on the banks of river Bhadra surrounded by natural vegetation, forest, green lands, and natural beauty of the Western Ghats. 

VisitingTiming:  06:00 AM to 09:30 PM Everyday

Best time to visit: All-time. 

Entry Fees:  No for general darshan. You have to pay only if you want to perform some special rituals. Rates for those Sevas and rituals are mentioned on the board there in temple. Below are the list of Sevas:

Daily Sevas
  1. Shri DeviMahatme Parayanapurvaka Mahapooja
  2. Maharanagapooja (Deeparadhana)
  3. Panchamruthabhishekam (Friday)
  4. Rangapooja (Upto- Chakragallu)
  5. Panchamruthabhishekam (Other days)
  6. Rice Donation for Annadanam (Per KG)
  7. Full Set Prasadam (with kumkumarchana)
  8. Kumkumarchana (Includes Palasharkara Prasadam)
  9. Ashtothra Kumkumarchana
  10. Sahasranama Kumkumarchan
  11. Nandadeep (Per day)
  12. One Day Kainkary Seva to Lord Ganpathi & Shri Annapoorneshwari Ammanavaru
  13. Annadana Seva (For one time)
  14. Shri Navagraha Pooja
  15. Panchakajjaya Nivedana (To Lord Ganapathi)
  16. Shri Sathyaganesha Vratha
  17. Shri Sathyanarayana Vratha
  18. Vahana Pooja
  19. Aksharaabhyasa
  20. Namakarna
  21. Annaprashana
  22. Sapthashati Parayana
  23. Hannukayee
  24. Udbhavaganapathi Sahasranamarchane
  25. Udbhavaganapathi Ashtothrashatharchane
Homa Seva
  1. Shri Mahaganapathi Homa
  2. Shri Mahachandika Homa
Friday Seva
  1. Shukravara Seva (for 1 Year)
  2. Hunnime / Amavasya Seva (for 1 Year)
Yearly Seava
  1. Varshika Seva
  2. Shashwatha Annadana Seva
Tula Bhara
  1. Tulabhara
Adhishakthyathmaka Sri Annapoorneshwari Temple
Mudigere Taluk,Chikkamagaluru Dist, Karnataka (India) Pin- 577181

Special occasion:
This is a very famous temple and thousands of people visit there every day. Below are some of the occasion while you expect more crowded.
  • Akshay Tadige (Akshay Tritiya)
  • Srimaan Rathotsava - 5-day in February
  • Navratri
  • Deepotsava
  • Havi 
  • Weekends
  • Every Friday
  • Holidays
Places to visit nearby:
  • Sirimane Falls
  • Sri Kalaseshwara Awamy temple
  • Hebbe Waterfalls
  • Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Sri Sharadamba Temple
Parking Places: Huge parking place is available near the temple. Parking is free but during festival season local authorities starts charging for the parking.
How to reach : 

Indian Rail: The nearest railway station is in Chikmagalur which is district town and is about 93 km from the temple.  It is well connected with other Indian cities. You can catch an either bus or hire taxis to reach the temple.
Buses: The nearest main bus station is in Chikmagalur which is about 93 km from the temple.  It is well connected with other Indian cities. You can catch an either bus or hire taxis to reach the temple. Many buses from different cities like Bangalore, Mysore, Mangalore, etc go to in Chikmagalur.
Airport: The nearest airport is in Mangalore which is about 136 km from the temple.  It is well connected with other Indian cities. You can catch an either bus or hire taxis to reach the temple.
Private Taxis: Hornadu is a small village and you will not find many options. Better to book a taxis for your entire journey so that you can plan for other nearby places. 

Distance from nearby Cities

Sringeri: 41 km
Dharmasthala: 88 km
Kukke : 141 km
Chikmagalur: 93 km
Bangalore:  315 km 
Mysore: 244 km 
Hasan : 133 km
Shimoga: 127 km 
Mangalore: 136 km 
Hubli: 333 km 
Tirupati: 559 km

Temple provides accommodation at very reasonable price. You will find many hotels outside the temple. There are free accommodation also if you choose to stay in dormitory. Better to be there before 5 pm so that you will get rooms easily.  You can book the room online also.

Food & Restaurant:
It is a very famous temple in Karnataka and many people visit there every day. Mostly people prefer to eat free food (prasad) provided by temple. Out side temple within a kilometer you will find many restaurants.

Few Photos:

Visit Date: 11 Nov 2022