Sri Annapoorneshwari Temple is an ancient and revered shrine located in the
picturesque surroundings of Horanadu in the state of Karnataka. Horanadu is
100 kms south-west of Chikmagalur. On an average around 5000 devotees are
said to visit the Devi temple every day located in the midst of thick
forests and valleys.
Deity in the Annapoorneshwari Temple is said to have been installed by
renowned Sage Agastya. The sanctum was renovated in recent years by a
learned astrologer, Venkitasubba Jois. With the installation of the new
image of Adi Shakti, now the temple is called Adi-Shaktyatmaka Shri
. Deity of the temple has been designed in unique
manner. The single image depicts the Devi standing on a peeta with Devi
Gayatri, Sri Chakra, Shanku and Chakra in Her four hands. The recently
renovated sanctum of the temple is surrounded by Adi Sesha. While the Padma
Peeta is formed by Ashtagaja, Koorma and others.
This article was added on
request of Mr Rajesh M.K.