Timings : Morning Darshan: 6:30 AM - 9:00 AM,
Afternoon Darshan: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM,
Evening Darshan: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Time Required : 2-3 hrs
Entry Fee : No entry fee
Annapoorneshwari Temple, a mesmerising temple devoted to Goddess Annapoorna, is located at Horanadu which is at a distance of about 100 kilometres from Chikmagalur in the South Indian state of Karnataka. The temple is surrounded by dense forests and valleys of the Western Ghats and lies on the banks of the scenic River Bhadra. The location is an absolute treat for nature lovers. The grand, colourful entrance of the temple is breathtaking. As you walk up the stairs, you are sure to feel the spiritual atmosphere. As you proceed further, try to make that atmosphere a part of you and your prayers. Annapoorneshwari, the goddess of Anna, meaning grain or food, is worshipped in temples at very few locations in India. This temple hence becomes very important for religious believers.
The Annapoorneshwari Temple was constructed by Agasthya Maharishi about 400 years ago and was surrounded by dense natural vegetation. The temple management has been offering free food or prasadam and shelter to pilgrims and devotees since the time the temple was built centuries ago; hence keeping the motive of the temple alive from the name "Annapoorneshwari" which means feeding everyone.
The grand temple has been renovated quite a few times after that but the essence of the temple and it’s working can be seen even today. The entire experience is so humbling for many, and it satisfies the soul that is searching for peace on the planet. A glimpse of the revered idol of Goddess Annapoorneshwari will mesmerise you to the core. One has to visit the temple to experience the divine grace of Goddess Annapoorneshwari.
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