The Annapoorneshwari Temple(Kannada: ಹೊರನಾಡು ಅನ್ನಪೂರ್ಣೆಶ್ವರಿ ದೇವಾಲಯ) is located at Horanadu India 100 km from Chikmagalur in the thick forests and valleys of the Western Ghats of Karnataka. Also called "Sri Kshethra Horanadu", it is situated on the banks of river Bhadra in a remote corner of Chikkamagaluru district of Karnataka, surrounded by the natural vegetation, forest, green lands, and natural environment of the Western Ghats. This ancient Hindu temple of Goddess Annapoorneshwari has been restored and renamed as the Adi-Shaktyatmaka Shree Annapoorneshwari. The single image is of the Goddess Annapoorneshwari standing on a peeta with Shanku, Chakra, Sri Chakra and Devi Gayathri in her four hands.
The great deity of Adishakthyathmaka Sri Annapoorneshwari's prathistapana was done by Agasthya Maharishi several centuries back.[when?] The hereditary dharmakartharu of our family started 400 years back. Till the 5th Dharmakartharu, the temple had a very small structure surrounded by 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 name Annapoorneshwari means "Feeding one and all". All who visit this temple are provided with breakfast, lunch and dinner and also tea and coffee who need. And provide place to sleep on the temple premises.
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