Adhishakthyathmaka Sri Annapoorneshwari Ammanavara Temple, SriKshetra Horanadu - 577 181, Chickmagalore



Sri Kshetra Horanadu” is situated on the banks of river Bhadra in a remote corner of Chikkamagaluru dist, Karnataka, surrounded by the natural vegetation, forest, green lands, and natural beauty of the Western Ghats. The great deity of Adishakthyathmaka Sri Annapoorneshwari’s Prathistapana was done by his holiness Agasthya Maharishi several centuries back. The hereditary Dharmakartharu of our family started 400 years back. Till the 5th Dharmakartharu, the temple was having a very small structure surrounded by full of natural 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.

Vamshavruksha of Dharmakartharu’s :-

  • 1st Dharmakartharu                              :-   Sri D. Shankarnarayana Jois
  • 2nd Dharmakartharu                            :-   1st Sri D.S. Bhima Jois
  • 3rd Dharmakartharu                             :-   1st Sri D.B. Venkatasubba Jois
  • 4th Dharmakartharu                             :-   2nd Sri D.V. Bhima Jois
  • 5th Dharmakartharu                             :-   2nd Sri D.B. Venkatasubba Jois
  • 6th Dharmakartharu                             :-   Sri D.V. Gajendraprasanna Jois
  • 7th and present Dharmakartharu       :-   Sri Dr.G. Bheemeshwara Joshy

The 5th Dharmakartharu late 2nd Sri D.B.Venkatasubba jois who scarified his complete life in improving not only the temple but also helped the surrounding village people in improving their culture. He started renovating the temple in the year 1962 and completed the temple with fully dressed stone sculpture according to the vastushilpa, astrology and Hindu mythology and “the Prathistapana” of Sri Adishakthi Devi and ” Punaprathistapana” of Sri Annapoorneshwari was celebrated on the auspicious day of “Akshaya Thadige” in the year 1973 and Mahakumbhabhisheka was performed by his holiness Shrimad Jagadhguru Shankaracharya Sri Sri Abhinava Vidyathirtha Mahaswamiji of Dakshinamnaya Sringeri Sharadapeetam, Sringeri. The late D.B. Venkatasubba Jois the 5th Dharmakartharu was honored by his holiness of Sringeri Matha as the “Annapurna Pada Seva Dhurandhara” for his dedicated out standing service rendered to the society through the temple, he died in the year 1982. Late Sri D.V. Gajendraprasanna Jois sworn as the 6th Dharmakartharu by his holiness Sri Sri Swayam Prakasha Abhinava Ramananda Saraswathi Swamiji of Hariharapura Matha, Karnataka, in the year 1981, he constructed the Navagraha Temple and the Prathistapana was performed by his holiness Shrimad Jagadhguru Shankaracharya Sri Sri Bharathitheertha Maha Swamiji of Dakshinamnaya Sringeri Sharadapeetam, Sringeri in the year 1991. He established the latest steam cooking system, bathrooms, toilets, Annachathra, drainage system in the village, “Free Brahmopanayana” every year, construction  of rooms to the pilgrims, Labour  colony providing free clothes to the temple employees and their family members during the car festival every year, he expired in the year 1991.