Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Annapoorneshwari temple-Horanadu, Dakshin Kannada

The temple of Annapoorneshwari is situated in Horanadu, a quaint village  nestled in the forest range of Western ghats which is just 100 Kms from the town of Chikmaglur.

The scenic beauty of this place will mesmerise all. The hill ranges with  a lavish coat of greenery, the  veil of mist, the river Bhadra flowing by will have a calming effect on one's mind . Peace descends as soon as one sets his  foot here. The rest is done by the benevolent glance of Mother and one experiences pure bliss . A perfect place  for those are in search of spiritual retreats.

Goddess of this temple is  known as Adhyasakthyathmaka Annapoorneshwari and the idol of the Goddess stands tall decked from top to toe with gold . She is none other than Goddess Parvati incarnate. It is believed that whoever visits this temple would not go without food in their life time.

Anna means food or grains and poorna means perfect food. Serving Anna known as Annadanam is a daily  service in the temple and no devotee leaves this temple without partaking the prasad .

Follow this link for details of the temple.
Temple website
Photography is not allowed inside the temple.


Friday, May 11, 2018

Sowthadka Shree Maha Ganapathy temple, Dakshin Kannada.

Lord Mahaganapathy  here , sits majestically  in the open  courtyard on a large platform  in  lush green surroundings. Serenity envelops this divine place and renders a unique experience.

The image of Ganesha, is carved out of black granite stone and is  fully decked up with bright coloured floral garlands. He is visible to devotees  right from the entrance of the temple. Scores of bells varying in size are hung all around the temple and they are offerings made by the devotees to their dear God.The air reverberates with the sound of bells. The vibrations created by the chimes, chanting by the priests, the fervent prayers by the devotees standing all around will help one to make a divine connect with the Lord easily.  

This temple is in Bellthangadi district near Kokkada village in Dakshina Kannada and 16 Kms from Dharmasthala and about 30 Kms from Kukke Subramanya but many are unaware of this temple's existence.More details here.

Other famous temple of Ganesha-   Madanantheswara  Siddhi Vinayaka temple in Kasargod, Kerala. Gokarna and Karpagavinayagar temple in Pillayarpatti, Tamil nadu