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Horanadu Annapoorneshwari Temple Timings, Seva Details

Sri Annapoorneshwari Temple is an ancient and famous temple located in the scenic surroundings of Horanadu, 100 km southwest of Chikmagalur, in the state of Karnataka. Located amidst thick forests and valleys, this Devi Temple is visited by around 5000 devotees every day.

It is believed that the Deity in the Annapoorneshwari Temple was installed by Sage Agastya. Recently the shrine was renovated by a scholar astrologer, Venkitasubba Jois. After the installation of the new image of Adi Shakti, the temple is now known as Adi-Shaktyatmaka Shri Annapoorneshwari. The design of the Deity of the temple has been done in a unique manner. The single image portrays the Goddess standing on a peeta holding Devi Gayatri, Sri Chakra, Shanku and Chakra in Her four hands. The recently renovated sanctum is surrounded by Adi Sesha. The Padma Peeta is designed by Ashtagaja, Koorma and others.

This 8th-century temple is also known as Sri Adhishakthyathmaka Annapoorneshwari Temple or Sri Kshetra Horanadu Temple.

At the Horanadu Annapoorneshwari Temple, pilgrims are offered Annadanam every day during the afternoon and evening. Devotees can enjoy a delicious vegetarian meal, which includes a dessert as well.

The main deity of the Horanadu Annapoorneshwari Temple is Goddess Sri Annapoorneshwari, and her idol is crafted from gold. The Goddess is depicted in a standing posture, with four hands holding a Shanka (conch), Chakra (discus), Sri Chakra (divine geometric symbol), and Devi Gayathri (a sacred Vedic mantra).

Annapoorneshwari Temple Timings:

The Horanadu Temple is open from 6:30 AM in the morning to 9:30 PM in the evening, with breaks in between. To know the exact timings, please check the schedule provided for the Horanadu Annapoorneshwari Temple.

RitualsDarshan Timings
Morning Darshan6:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Afternoon Darshan11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Evening Darshan7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Annadanam12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Maha Mangalarti9:00 AM to 9:30 AM

Annapoorneshwari Temple Dress Code:

Boys and Male devotees have to remove their shirts and vests while entering the Annapoorneshwari Temple complex, they can wear a towel or shawl that covers their shoulders.
No particular dress code for women but we recommend everyone wear traditional Indian wear.

Shri Adhishakthyathmaka Annapoorneshwari Ammanavaru Temple

Daily Pooja / Arjita Sevas Timings:

Mahamangala Arathi – 9:00 AM, 1:30 PM and at 9:00 PM
Kunkumarchana 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Prasada Bojana – 12:00 Noon to 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
The Annapoorneshwari temple is an important place where Annadanam (food donation) is conducted to ensure that people never go hungry again in their lives. Everyone, regardless of their religion, caste, or creed, is offered meals as a gesture of inclusivity and compassion.

Sevas / Poojas at Horanadu Annapoorneshwari Temple

  • Maharanga Pooja
  • Panchamruth Abhishekam
  • Kumkum Archana
  • Annadana Seva for one day
  • Navagraha Pooja
  • Sri Sathya Ganesha Vratha
  • Shukravara Seva (Friday)
  • Amavasya Seva (Friday)
  • Shashwatha Annadana Seva

Services Offered:

  • Shri Devi Mahatme Parayanapurvaka Maha Pooja
  • Maharanaga pooja (Deeparadhana)
  • Ranga pooja (Upto- Chakragallu)
  • Panchamruth Abhishekam (Friday)
  • Panchamruth Abhishekam (Other days)
  • Rice Donation for Annadanam (Per KG)
  • Full Set Prasadam (with Kumkumarchana)
  • Kumkuma Archana (Including Shri Prasadam)
  • Nandadeep (For One Day)
  • Shriman Mahachandika Homa (Limited for 15 Members)
  • Shriman Mahaganapathi Homa (Limited for 15 Members)
  • One Day Kainkary Seva to Lord Ganpathi & Shri Annapoorneshwari Ammanavaru
  • Annadana Seva (For one time)
  • Shri Navagraha Pooja
  • Panchakajjaya Nivedana (To Lord Ganapathi)
  • Asthothara Kukuma Archana
  • Shri Sathyaganesha Vratha
  • Shri Sathyanarayana Vratha
  • Varshika Seva (4 Years Only- Yearly One Day)
  • Friday seva (1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th Friday- for one year)
  • Vehicle Pooja
  • Aksharaabhyasa
  • Namakarna
  • Annaprashana

Annapoorneshwari Temple Yearly Sevas:

Varshika Seva:
The minimum amount payable for yearly Seva (For 4 years)

Annadana for 20 persons will be provided on a specific day mentioned by the donor every year for 4 years.
After 4 years the devotes can renew the Seva by paying above mentioned amount.

Shashwatha Annadhan Seva:
For permanent seva, the devotees had to pay the minimum amount.
Annadana for one batch will be provided on a specific day mentioned by the donor every year.

Payment Methods:

The Payment should be sent through demand draft and sent through Regd. Post.
The Donors has to send the D.D. with a cover letter with his name, a Star sign of Seva Kartha/ Sevakarthas, Seva Date (Birthday, Marriage Day, Important Festivals, Etc.) with a Permanent address.

The D.D has to send in favor of

Bank Details for Donation:
Karnataka Bank, Horanadu Branch, A/C NO- 3382500100000101, IFSC: KARB 0000338
Karnataka Bank, Kalasa Branch, A/C NO-4022500100189101, IFSC: KARB 0000402
CANARA Bank, Kalasa Branch, A\C NO- 0864101002696, IFSC: CNRB 0000864
State Bank of India, Kalasa Branch, A\C NO-34249684676, IFSC: SBIN 0017851
Syndicate Bank, Kalasa Branch, A\C N0-09072200014934, IFSC: SYNB 000090

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Homa Sevas:
Shri Mahachandika Homa
Shri Mahaganapathi Homa
For booking, this Seva one has to visit personally to book the Seva. The date of the seva will be informed 2 months in advance.

Friday Sevas:

Shukravara Seva
The minimum amount payable for Shukravara Seva (for 1 year)
For a period of 12 months (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, any one of the Fridays) Kumkum Archana Seva will also be performed.
Seva can be renewed after 1 year.
Every Friday Seva ie 52 weeks for one year

Hunnime / Amavasya Seva:
The minimum amount to be payable for hunnime/Amavasya seva (for 1 year)
For a period of 12 months on hunnime/Amavasya, every month kumkum Archana Seva will also be performed.
Seva can be renewed after 1 year.

Payment details as mentioned above:

Navagrahas Annapoorneshwari Ammanavaru Temple

Festivals Celebrated at Annapoorneshwari Temple

  • Navaratri: The festival is celebrated for 9 days.
  • Akshaya Thadige or Akshaya Tritiya: Celebrated in April – May. birthday of Goddess Annapoorneshwari.
  • Rathotsava: The festival is Celebrated for 5 days between February – March. Ganapathi Pooja, Ganapathi Homam, and Maha Ranga Pooja take place on the first day. Dhwajarohana and Pushpakarohana on the second day. Brahmotsavam and Rathotsavam on the third day.

Goddess Annapooreshwari Legend:

An interesting story is connected to Goddess Annapoorneshwari. It is said that she once had a conversation with Lord Shiva about the importance of food in life. They were playing a game of dice, and Shiva lost everything to Parvati. Then, with Vishnu’s advice, Shiva played again and won everything back.

But this led to an argument between Shiva and Parvati, and Vishnu intervened, saying that he was the one making the moves, and they were playing an illusion. Shiva claimed that everything in life, including food, is temporary and an illusion.

Parvati disagreed and disappeared to prove that food is not an illusion. As a result, nature stopped, and there was a drought. Everyone, including humans, animals, and demons, prayed for food. Realizing the importance of food, Lord Shiva recognized it as a basic need for all creatures.

Feeling compassion for everyone, Goddess Parvati appeared in Varanasi (Kashi) and started distributing food. Lord Shiva, seeing this, came to her with a begging bowl, and she fed him with her ladle. Since then, Goddess Parvati is worshipped as Annapoorneshwari, the provider of food.

Horanadu Annapoorneshwari Temple History:

The exact date of the construction of Horanadu Annapoorneshwari Temple is not mentioned in its history. Devotees believe that the original temple was very small and was established by the holy Sage Agasthya. Later, the 5th Dharmakartharu, Sri D.B. Venkatasubba Jois, renovated the temple according to Vaastu Shilpa and Astrology.

The 6th Dharmakartharu built the Navagraha Temple and introduced steam cooking in the Temple Kitchen, Annachathra, and Guesthouses for pilgrims and employees.

The Punarprathisthapan (re-consecration) of the temple occurred in 1973. Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Abhinava Vidyathirtha Mahaswamiji of Sringeri Sharada Peetham performed the Mahakumbhabhishekam here.

The Goddess Annapoorneshwari is praised in several ancient scriptures like Annapurnamantratsava, Maha Tripurasiddhanta, Annapurna Kavacha, Annapurnahavamti, Annapurnamalininaksatramalika, Bhairvahyantantra, Rudrayamala, and Sivarahasya. Jagadguru Shankaracharya also performed Mahakumbhabhishekam at this temple.

Horanadu Temple Nearest Temples:

Kalasa Kalaseshwara temple 8 km.
Dharmastala Shri Manjunatha temple 108 km.
Shringeri Shri Shringeri Saradamba 70 km.
Udupi Shri Krishna Temple 118 km.
Kollur Shri Kollour Murarambika Temple 168 km.
Bellur and Halebedu 95 km.
Shravana Belagola Shri Bahubali 220 km.

Horanadu Temple Nearest Tourist Place:

Dam & Hanumanagundi WaterFall, Kudremukh.
Picnic Spot, Ambathirtha.
Ballal Rayanadurga,Trekking Place.
Kudremukh Top, Trekking Place.
Mydhadi, Trekking Place.

How to Reach Annapoorneshwari Temple:

By Air:
The nearest airport is Mangalore Mangaluru International Airport is 126 km, Mysore Airport is 260 km and Bangalore Airport is 336 km.

By Rail:
The nearest railway station is at Bantawala which is 120 km from Horanadu. Kabakaputtur railway station is 137 km.

By Road:
Horanadu is easily accessible through state-run public transport services like KSRTC and private buses, connecting it to major cities in Karnataka such as Bengaluru, Mysore, Shimoga, and Mangalore. Alternatively, you can also reach Horanadu by hiring cabs or taxis from these major cities.

Annapoorneshwari Temple Address:

Shri Adhishakthyathmaka Annapoorneshwari Ammanavaru Temple
Srikshetra Horanadu
Mudigere Taluk,
Karnataka – 577 181.

Contact Numbers: 08263 269714, 94482 82410
Fax: 08263 269509.

Adhishakthyathmaka Annapurneshwari Devi Temple Map:

8 thoughts on “Horanadu Annapoorneshwari Temple Timings, Seva Details

  1. Kindly provide the everyday temple darshan timings. Are ther any gap in the afternoon and particularly on Wednesday.

    1. Dear S Rekha
      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.

    1. Dear Manjunatha
      Please contact the temple official at Mobile: 9448282410 / 9900076410.
      Om Namah Shivaya

  2. Very powerful and great God. The system in the Horanadu is very good and the Administrator is maintaining that system in a very good and in a pleasent manner. The pooja system, food, accodamation is also very good. I wish all the best to Shri. Bhimaeshwara Joshiji.

    1. Dear Muralidhar
      To answer your question we need to analyse some more charts we say it till D9 and since it takes more time to analyse we do not.
      Just perform the remedies to seek the blessings of Lord.
      Om Namah Shivaya

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