Adhishakthyathmaka Sri Annapoorneshwari Hornadu, in the Western Ghats of Karnataka. The town of Horanadu is also popular as “Sri Kshethra Horanadu” in respect of the Goddess. Sri Annapoorneshwari is the Goddess of food and nourishment.the Horanadu Annapoorneshwari Temple location takes us to the banks of River Bhadra in
The word Annapoorna is a conjunction of two words- Anna meaning food or grains and Purna meaning complete and perfect.
To visit the Horanadu Annapoorneshwari Temple, devotees have to climb a few steps to reach the main temple complex. The Gopuram of the Temple also has various sculptures of Gods and Goddesses. A mandapam is there on the left of the main entrance. A queue complex next to the Mandapam is also there for entry into the main hall where Annadanam takes place every day.
Moreover, towards the back of the Horanadu Annapoorneshwari Temple, a commercial complex of four to five shops is present that sell Pooja materials as well as small toys and gifts from Horanadu. The ceilings of the temple also have wonderful carvings.
Significance of Horanadu Annapoorneshwari Temple
Significance of Annapoorneshwari temple is that it is auspicious to perform Annadanam for people with the blessings of Goddess Annapoorneshwari. Devotess believe that they will, hence, never go hungry in their life. The pilgrims can perform the Namakarnam ritual (Naming of a newborn) and the Aksharabhyasam ritual at the Temple.
The temple serves all the visitors irrespective of religion, caste or creed with a three-course vegetarian meal for free. The pilgrims are served thrice a day – breakfast, lunch and dinner. They are also provided with Tea and Coffee in the evening for free.