Horanadu Annapoorneshwari Temple: Horanadu Annapurna Temple in Karnataka

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 2014, Navarathri Mahotsava will be celebrated from 25 September to 3 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.

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  1. As per the official website of Horanadu Annapoorneshwari Temple….

    Bangalore to Horanadu:
    Kunigal – Hassan – Belur – Mudigere – Kottigehara – Kalasa – Horanadu – 326 Kms
    Kunigal – Hassan – Belur – Chikamagalur – Balehonur – Kalasa – Horanadu – 346 Kms
    Mysore To Horanadu:
    K.R.Nagar – Holenarasipur – Hassan – Belur – Kottigehara – Kalasa – Horanadu – 265 Kms
    K.R.Nagar – Holenarasipur – Hassan – Belur – Chikamagalur – Balehonur – Kalasa – Horanadu – 285 Kms
    Shimoga To Horanadu:
    N.R.Pura – Balehonnur – Kalasa – Horanadu – 136kms
    Dharmastala To Horanadu:
    Ujire – Kottigehara – Kalasa – Horanadu – 108 Kms
    Guruvainkere – Bajagoli – Kudremukh – Kalasa – Horanadu – 125 Kms
    Subramanya To Horanadu:
    Darmastala – Ujire – Kottigehara – Kalasa – Horanadu – 158 Kms
    Darmastala – Guruvainkere – Bajagoli – Kudremukh – Kalasa – Horanadu – 175 Kms
    Sringeri To Horanadu:
    Jayapura – Balehole – Kalasa – Horanadu – 70 Kms
    Kerekatte – S.K.Border – Kudremukh – Kalasa – Horanadu – 90 Kms
    Mangalore To Horanadu:
    Mudubidre – Karkala – Bajagoli – Kudremukh – Kalasa – Horanadu – 136 Kms
    Udupi To Horanadu:
    Karkala – Bajagoli – Kudremukh – Kalasa – Horanadu – 118 Kms
    Reach By Train:
    Nearest Railway Stations:
    1. Hassan - To Horanadu - By Road 180kms
    2. Arsikere - To Horanadu - By Road 175kms
    3. Kadur - To Horanadu - By Road 136kms
    4. Shimoga - To Horanadu - By Road 136kms
    5. Mangalore - To Horanadu - By Road 136kms
    6. Bengaluru - To Horanadu - By Road 330kms
    7. Birur - To Horanadu - By Road 142kms
    Reach By Air:
    Nearest Airport:
    1. Mangalore Air Port - To Horanadu - By Road 136kms
    2. Bengaluru Airport - To Horanadu - By Road 330kms
    Weather Conditions:
    June to October : Rainy Season Average Rainfall 90″ -100″
    October to January : Cold Season average 16 -22 Degree Celsius
    January to May : Summer Season Average 25-33 Degree Celsius
    Crops : Paddy, Coffee, Tea, Cardamom, Pepper, Coconut, Areca nut & Etc.
    Nearest Pilgrim Places:
    Kalasa (8KMS) Kalaseshwara temple
    Dharmastala (108 KMS) Shri Manjunatha temple
    Shringeri (70 KMS) Shri Shringeri Saradamba
    Udupi (118 KMS) Shri Krishna Temple
    Kollur (168 KMS) Shri Kollour murarambika Temple
    Bellur and Halebedu (95 KMS)
    Shravana Belagola (220 KMS) Shri Bahubali
    Nearest Place Of Interests:
    Kudremukh - Dam & hanumanagundi WaterFall
    Ambathirtha - Picnic Spot
    Ballal Rayanadurga - Trekking Place
    Kudremukh Top - Trekking Place
    Mydhadi - Trekking Place
    Pooja timing:
    Mahamangalarathi Time: Morning at 9:00 am, Afternoon at 1:30 pm, Night at 9:00 pm.
    Kunkumarchana Time: Morning from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, Evening from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.
    Prasada Bojana Time: From 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm, Night from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm.
    Note: All the above timings may vary on the special days.

  2. This is one of the best tourist place in karnataka, i suggest every one to visit this temple….

    Get blesses of annapoorneshwari devi

  3. Can you please upload Horanadu Annapoorneshwari Temple Photos, i would like to visit temple in Nov 2013.

    And also can you update with nearest temples, so we can cover in our trip.

  4. Dear Sir,
    Kindly let me know how to reach Horanadu Annapoorneswari Temple from Trivandrum, Kerala

  5. Swamigale Namaskara,

    I would like know the charges applied for one time meal at sri kshetra…

    Kindly reply back at the earliest.

    Regards
    Mahalakshmi