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Annapoorneshwari Temple


The Sri kshetra Horanadu is located on the banks of River Bhadra. It is in Chikkamagalur, Karnataka and is surrounded by the forest and natural beauty of the Western Ghats.

About the temple

Annapoorneshwari Temple

The Dharmakartharu of this temple started as a hereditary office. The traditional office began about 400 years ago. Until the fifth Dharmakartharu, the temple had a very small structure surrounded by full of natural vegetation and forest. Even then at least one or more people used to visit the temple, have pooja and were provided with free food {annaprasadam} and shelter and it is continued till date. The vamshavruksha goes like this 1st Dharmakartharu was Sri D.Shankarnarayana Jois, 2nd was 1st D.S. Bhima Jois, 3rd was 1st D.B. Venkatasubba Jois, 4th was 2nd D.V.Bhima Jois, 5th was 2nd D.B.Venkatasubba Jois, 6th was D.V.Gajendraprasanna Jois and 7th is present Dharmakartharu Sri G.Bheemeshwara Joshy. The 5th Dharmakartharu late D.B.Venkatasubba jois who scarified his complete life in improving not only the temple but also helped the surrounding village people in improving their culture. He started renovating the temple in the year 1962 and completed the temple with fully dressed stone sculpture according to the vastushilpa, astrology and Hindu mythology and “the prathistapana” of sri Adishakthi Devi and ” punaprathistapana” of Sri Annapoorneshwari was celebrated on the auspicious day of “Akshaya Thadige” in the year 1973 and Mahakumbhabhisheka was performed by his holiness Shrimad Jagadhguru Shankaracharya Sri Sri Abhinava Vidyathirtha Mahaswamiji of Dakshinamnaya Sringeri Sharadapeetam, Sringeri. The late D.B.Venkatasubba Jois the 5th Dharmakartharu was honored by his holiness of Sringeri Matha as the “Annapurna pada seva dhurandhara” for his dedicated out standing service rendered to the society through the temple, he died in the year 1982. Late Sri D.V.Gajendraprasanna Jois sworn as the 6th Dharmakartharu by his holiness Sri Sri Swayam Prakasha Abhinava Ramananda Saraswathi Swamiji of Hariharapura Matha, Karnataka, in the year 1981, he constructed the Navagraha Temple and the prathistapana was performed by his holiness Shrimad Jagadhguru Shankaracharya Sri Sri Bharathitheertha Maha Swamiji of Dakshinamnaya Sringeri Sharadapeetam, Sringeri in the year 1991. He established the latest steam cooking system, bathrooms, toilets, annachathra, drainage system in the village, “free brahmopanayana” every year, construction of rooms to the pilgrims, labour colony providing free clothes to the temple employees and their family members during the car festival every year, he passed away in 1991.

About the Deity

Annapoorneshwari Temple

The great deity of Adishakthyathmaka Sri Annapoorneshwari prathistapana was crafted by his holiness Agasthya Maharishi several centuries ago.


Annapoorneshwari Temple

Shri DeviMahatme Parayanapurvaka Mahapooja
Maharanagapooja (Deeparadhana)
Rangapooja (Upto- Chakragallu)
Panchamruthabhishekam (Friday)
Panchamruthabhishekam (Other days)
Rice Donation for Annadanam
Full Set Prasadam (with kumkumarchana)
Kumkumarchana (Including Shri Prasadam)
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
Shri Navagraha Pooja
Panchakajjaya Nivedana (To Lord Ganapathi)
Asthothara Kukumarchana
Shri Sathyaganesha Vratha


Rooms are available for the devotees in our Baktha Nivasa lodge and Sri Annapoorna Sadhana. Rooms are provided on the first come first serve basis.


One can reach by road, traveling from Bangalore. The nearest railway stations are:


Hassan To Horanadu

By Road 180kms


Arsikere To Horanadu

By Road 175kms


Kadur To Horanadu

By Road 136kms


Shimoga To Horanadu

By Road 136kms


Mangalore To Horanadu

By Road 136kms


Bengaluru To Horanadu

By Road 330kms


Birur To Horanadu

By Road 142kms

The nearest airport is in Mangalore, and there is also one in Bangalore.


Sri Adhishakthyathmaka Annapoorneshwari Temple
Chikamagalur- District,
Pincode: 577181


Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • To have no scarcity for food till the end of life

Sarva Mangala Maangalye Sive Sarvaardha Saadhike, Saranye Tryambake Gauri Naarayani Namosthuthe

Meaning -We offer you our salutations, Oh auspicious Naraayani, who is the good of all good, who can achieve everything and can offer refuge, Oh three-eyed Gowri.

Saranaangatha Dheenaartha Parithraana Paraayane Sarvasyaarthi Hare Devi Naaraayani Namosthuthe

Meaning -We offer salutations to you, Oh Narayani, who has the infinite power of creating, preserving and destroying. You are the basis and epitome of the 3 gunas.

Sarvaroope Sarvese Sarvasakthi Samanvithe, Bhayebhyastrahi No Devi Durge Devi Namosthuthe

Meaning -I offer my salutations to you mother Durga, who is present in all beings and has all power, save us from all our wrongdoings O mother of the universe.

Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Shakthi Roopena Samsthita Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha

Meaning -Salutations to the Goddess who resides as Shakti in all beings.


Morning 6:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M.

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