Horanadu Annapurneshwari Temple is the most famous temple of Goddess Annapurna in South India.
Shri Adishakthyathmaka Annapoorneswari Ammavari temple, also known as Sri Kshetra Horanadu, is situated on the banks of River Bhadra in Chikmagalur district of Karnataka.
Mata Annapurna is considered as the Hindu Goddess of food and nutrition. The presiding deity of the temple was installed by the great Sage Agasthya Maharshi. The temple is surrounded with the other tow prominent Shakti Peethas in Karnataka – Kollur Mookambika Temple and Sringeri Sharada Temple.
In 2012, Navarathri Mahotsava is celebrated from October 16 to 24 October. Many special rituals are performed during the 9-day festival.
Akshaya Thadige (Akshaya Tritiya) in Vaishakha masa (April – May), Navarathri Mahotsava in Ashwayuja masa (September – October), Deepotsava in Karthika masa (October – November), and Rathotsava and Maha Rathotsava in Phalguna masa (March – April) are the major festivals in Horanadu Annapurna temple Sri Kshetra. The temple committee also performs samuhika marriages and samuhika upanayana for enthusiastic and poor Hindu devotees.
During Navaratri festival, Goddess Annapurna is adorned and worshipped in nine various forms of Shakti. On Vijaya Dashami, Chandika Homa is performed. Rathotsava and Maharathotsava are celebrated in Phalguna masa as per Kannada calendar. It is the temple festival of Horanadu Annapurneshwari Devi.
Horanadu Annapurneshwari temple Phone numbers: +91 -08263- 274614 / 269714
Annapurna Ashtakam – A stotram to Goddess Annapurneshwari.