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Annapoorneshwari Temple Chikmagalur Address: Mudigere Taluk, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, 577181, India

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Annapoorneshwari Temple Chikmagalur Timings

Day Timing
Monday 6:30 am – 9:00 am
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am – 9:00 am
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Wedesday 6:30 am – 9:00 am
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Thursday 6:30 am – 9:00 am
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Friday 6:30 am – 9:00 am
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Saturday 6:30 am – 9:00 am
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Sunday 6:30 am – 9:00 am
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
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Daily Pooja / Arjita Sevas Timings

Name of the Seva Timings
Mahamangalarathi 9:00 (Morning),1:30 (Afternoon) & 9:00 (Night)
Kunkumarchana 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Prasada Bojana 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

The Annapoorneshwari temple at Horanadu is situated on the banks of the Bhadra River in Chikmagalur District, amidst the forests and valleys of the Western Ghats. The shrine is dedicated to the Hindu goddess of sustenance and food Annapoorneshwari or Annapurna.

The 8th-century temple is also known as Sri Adhishakthyathmaka Annapoorneshwari Temple or Sri Kshetra Horanadu Temple. Maharishi Agasthya is believed to have performed the Prathistapana (consecration) of the idol in the temple.

The Annapoorneshwari temple is a significant place to conduct Annadanam so that the individuals never go hungry again in their life. Meals are offered to all visitors, regardless of their faith, caste, or creed.

Architecture of Annapoorneshwari Temple

Annapoorneshwari Temple is well known for its majestic architecture. Its Gopuram is embellished with sculptures of Hindu gods and goddesses. On the left-hand side of the main temple entrance is the Mandapam.

The temple's ceilings are adorned with beautiful carvings. Adi Sesha surrounds the temple's main sanctum, or Garbhagriha, while the Padma Peeta includes Koorma, Ashtagaja, and others.

The idol of Goddess Annapoorneshwari is coated in gold and rests atop a Peetha. Shankh, Chakra, Sri Chakra, and Devi Gayatri are held in her four hands. Diyas illuminate the small space in front of her, adding to the divine shine.

History of Annapoorneshwari Temple

Dharmakartharu priests have served at this temple for the past 400 years and it is still maintained by the descendants of the Dharmakartharu family. The temple was repaired and reinvigorated by Sri D.B. Venkatasubba Jois, the sixth Dharmakartharu.

The structure is in sync with the rules of astrology, Vaastu Shilpa, and mythology. Devi Adishakthi's Prathisthapana and Devi Annapoorneshwari's ‘Puna Prathisthapana’ were conducted on the auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya in 1973.

Things to do at Annapoorneshwari Temple

  • Seek blessings of Goddess Annapoorneshwari and Goddess Saraswati
  • Devotees can execute the naming ceremony of a newborn child and the Aksharabhyasam ritual to mark the initiation of a kid’s formal schooling
  • Book a special pooja
  • Donate rice and offer grains to the goddess Annapoorna

Popular activities to do at Annapoorneshwari Temple

Visit the temple during the following major festivities:

  • Navaratri: Devotees celebrate the nine manifestations of Goddess Durga for nine days during September–October.
  • Akshaya Thadige or Akshaya Tritiya: The birth of Goddess Annapoorneshwari.
  • Rathotsava: A five-day-long Hindu festival that takes place in February and March.
  • Deepavali, Shankara Jayanti, and Havi are also celebrated.

Entry Fee and Timings of Annapoorneshwari Temple

There is no entry fee to visit the Annapoorneshwari temple. The temple is open for darshan from 6:30 AM to 9:00 AM in the morning, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM in the afternoon and from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM in the evening.

The Maha Mangala Aarti is performed at 9:00 AM, 1:30 PM and 8:30 PM.

The Prasada Bhojana is from 12:00 PM to 03:00 PM

How to Reach Annapoorneshwari Temple

By Air: Bajpe Airport in Mangalore is 66 kilometers and is the closest airport to Horanadu. It connects the town with the country's main cities. The next nearest airport is Mysore Airport, located 178 kilometers away.

By Rail: The nearest railway station is at Bantawala, located 55 kilometers from Horanadu. Kabakaputtur railway station located 58 kilometers away, is also easily accessible.

By Road: Horanadu is well linked by public and private buses with nearby cities like Bengaluru, Mysore, Shimoga, and Mangalore. You can also reach the temple by private cab from top car rental companies in Chikmagalur.

Interesting Facts About Annapoorneshwari Temple

  • Maa Annaporneshwari is considered an incarnation of Hindu Goddess Parvathi.
  • Locals believe that those who seek Devi's blessings would never go hungry in their lives.
  • The majestic Adishesha surrounds the temple's main sanctum, while Koorma and Ashtagaja form the Padma Peetha.

Things to Keep in Mind while Visiting Annapoorneshwari Temple

  • It is advisable to carry an umbrella during the rainy season.
  • Men must remove their shirts and cover their shoulders with a towel or shawl. Women must wear non-revealing clothing.
  • Provide receipts along with the Saree, Jewels, or Shringar offered to the Devi. It helps the temple management to keep track of accounts for smooth processing.

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