Annapoorne sadapoorne shankarapranavallabhe
Gyanavairagyasiddhyartham bhiksham dehi cha parvati||
Meaning of the above verse is in praise of Goddess Annapoorneswari and the meaning is as follows:
O! Goddess Annapurna, the one who is always full, complete, and perfect. You are the beloved energy of Lord Shiva, for the attainment of perfection in wisdom and renunciation, give me alms, O! Parvati||
The idol of the goddess is made of gold and was installed by the Adi Shankaracharya Mutt in 1973. The idol is in standing position with four hands.
Food is served to all devotees who throng the temple. Devotees offer Rice to the goddess, which is used to prepare the daily food. The food is served free of cost of all the devotees as prasada / blessed food. It is believed that those who pray here will never face scarcity of food.
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Type of place: Temple
Situated: Chikkamagalur District
Distance: 8 Kms from Kalasa, 70 Kms from Sringeri, 136 Kms from Shimoga and Mangalore, 265 Kms from Mysore, 330 Kms from Bangalore
Transport: Well connected by road
Facilities: Rooms are provided at the temple. Lunch and Dinner is served in the temple. Small restaurants are available in the town
Sri Adhishakthyathmaka Annapoorneshwari Temple