Adishakthyathmaka Shree Annapoorneshwari Temple – Horanadu

Sri Annapoorneshwari - Horanadu

Recently, I visited Sringeri, Horanadu, Ambalpady, Anegudde, and Kollur.  Off course, Kollur was my favorite place and I visited this temple more than 5-6 times.  But, I did not get a chance to visit other places.  South Canara district has many famous temples and in most of the temples we get very nice food free of cost.  From Sringeri, Horanadu is 72 Km and there are plenty of private busses.

Idol of the goddess Annapoorneshwari is magnificent and is more than 5 feet in height.  People are allowed to sit nearby the idol during the pooja.   This gives us a chance to fill ourselves with the image of goddess and feel a sense of fulfillment.

Horanadu Annapoorneshwari Temple Annapoorneshwari is the form of Goddess Bhagavati who is wife of Lord Shiva.  Sanskrit meaning of Annapoorna is “full of food” and the person who seeks the blessings of the goddess will never have the problem of food.  In my childhood we had a practice of reciting “Annapoorna stotram” everyday before having food (anna poorne sada poorne shankara pranavallabe…and so on).  We used to remember her with this prayer and then have food.

Horanadu Temple

Horanadu is situated around 350 Km from Bangalore and is 72 km from Sringeri.  There are direct busses from Bangalore, Mangalore, Shimoga, and Hassan.  On the way to Horanadu, you can fill your eyes with beautiful sceneries.  I visited this place in the morning hours and almost the hilltop nearby the temple was covered with fog, it was beautiful.   Both of the below pictures I have taken nearby Horanadu.

Beautiful nature - Horanadu                                    foggy hill  - Horanadu                                                                                                                                                                      

How to reach:

By Bus:  There are numerous KSRTC and other private busses from Bangalore, Mangalore, Sringeri, Shimoga.

By Rail: Nearest railway station is Shimoga.

Meals Timings:

Afternoon: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Night: 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.


Adishaktyatmaka Sri Annapoorneshwari Temple
Chikmagalur District
Pincode: 577181

Author: seetaram

A software engineer by profession!! Loves technologies related to software engineering, writing, and traveling. Meditation and spirituality are my passion. This blog is a place having articles on my interests.

27 thoughts on “Adishakthyathmaka Shree Annapoorneshwari Temple – Horanadu”

  1. i pray godess annapurneswri before plan in my life i am success with out fail ,theairofter
    compalsari with my famili we visit mahathayi

  2. Annapurneshwari = real full fill anna (food) gnana (knowledge), sampanna (worth) etc, I love devi,annapurneshwari , i worship etc I cant express any thing , because it is every thing.

    Anndapurne , sadapurne shakara pranavallvallabhe.


  3. the temple authorities are requested to publish the history of goddess and temple in TELUGU language in this website.

  4. Very Nice pictures, I too believe in Amma Sri Annapoorneshwari. Food served in this temple v.tastefull and amazing, always we all family members visit once or twice in a year. It believed that if we visit this temple for all 5 Hunnime continuesely and pray Amma our prayers will be blessed by Amma… 100% true.

  5. lokesh j
    adhishakthi horanadu annapurneshwari nanna prithiya aradhana murthy,nanna amma ,horanadu tumba sundaravada sthala ,

    1. About history on anything you have to read a lot to find information yourself. Today the deity name is Annapoorneshwari in Horanadu and Kamakshiamman in Kancheepuram. But centuries back these two deities were called Manimekalai, a buddhist nun who with her Amudhasurabhi vessel fed poor and sick people. People who simply ignore this have no idea about our history. You know in Bangalore the oldest temple is Dharmaraya Swamy temple. The name itself suggests that it is a buddhist temple as Dharmaraja, Dharmaraya, Dharmasastha …is a buddha. The female deity is called Droupathy Amman. There is no logic that people worshiped Droupathy, wife of Pandavas. It is TaraDevi (Lotus Goddess/Lakshmi,/Saraswathy), a buddhist deity. Read a lot …all the best.

  6. hornadu annapoorneshwari temple is my favarite temple 1 sigandur 2 hornadu i like this place i visit this place more than 10 time Not: Sigandur temple visit at 1 year minimum 6 or 7 time visit because my favourite god thi chowdeshwari

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