The word Annapoorna is a conjunction of two words- Anna meaning food or grains and Purna meaning complete and perfect. Some of the places near Horanadu Annapoorneshwari Temple are:
Sri Kalaseshwara Temple
The Temple is 8 km away from Horanadu in the town of Kalasa. The Bhadra River surrounds the temple on 3 sides giving the land a pot-like shape. The Temple is for Lord Shiva. According to legends, Sage Agasthya made Kalasa as his home but wanted to witness the wedding of Shiva and Parvathi. So Lord Shiva obliged and gave a boon to Agasthya using which he was able to watch the wedding from Kalasa.
Sringeri Sharada Peetham
The holy town of Sringeri is located at a distance of about 70 km from Horanadu. Sri Adi Shankaracharya established the temple in 8th century AD. Also, it was first of the four Ammaya Peetham. Sri Sharadamba believed to be an incarnation of Goddess Saraswati is the presiding deity of the Temple.
This 800-year-old Temple institution is situated at a distance of 108 km from Horanadu. The presiding deities are Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi and the Jain Tirthankara Chandraprabha. The Temple is also one of the most famous sites among the places near Horanadu Annapoorneshwari Temple. The uniqueness lies in the fact that the Temple is a Shiva Temple, the priests are Vaishnavites, while a Jain family runs the Administration.
Kollur Mookambigai Temple
The famous and revered Sri Mookambikai Temple is located in Kollur which is 168 km from Horanadu. The presiding deity is Goddess Mookambikai also famous as Devi and in front of her idol, is a Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva. Further, the unique feature of the Linga is that it has into two unequal parts – The Smaller right part represents Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva and the larger Left part represents Durga, Lakshmi as well as Saraswati. Moreover, out of the 12 jyotirlingas, 5 are in Maharashtra.
Kukke Subramanya Temple
The Temple is in the town of Subramanya which is 176 km away from Horanadu. The presiding deity is Lord Karthikeya worshiped as Subramanya. When Garuda threatened the divine serpent Vasuke, Lord Subramanya safeguarded him.