annapurna mandir indore
Annapurna Temple Indore
Annapurna Temple Indore is one of the most popular places to visit in Indore. The most popular and famous Annapurna Devi Mandir has situated the Varanasi but there are lots of Maa Annapurna temples found all over India.

Maa Annapurna's another very popular temple situated in Indore. Annapurna Mandir Indore is one of the most famous pilgrimage sites in Indore that attracts Maa Annapurna devotees. Every year thousands of devotees come here to visit Maa Annapurna and get blessed from Indore and nearby cities.

The temple is recognized for its elephant gate in the Indore city. Not only devotees but also tourists from other places come to see this remarkable shrine. As you enter inside the temple there is a temple of Goddess Annapurna and inside the campus has also a Shiv temple where there is a huge idol of Lord Shiva. Another popular attraction of the Annapurna temple is about fifteen feet idol of the lord Kashi Vishwanath sits in the lotus flower.

As per Hindu religious mythologies, Maa Annapurna is the Goddess of food. It is said that this miraculous temple of Maa Annapurna never disappoints her devotees. Devotees of Maa Annapurna who pray with a true heart those houses always filled with foods.

History of Annapurna Mandir Indore

Annapurna Temple is the oldest temple in Indore which was built in the 9th century. The statue of the main Goddess Maa Annapurna was established on 21 February 1959 in the temple. It was built in 1959 by Mahamandaleshwar Swami Prabanandagirimharaj. The main gate of the temple was constructed in 1975.

Architecture of Annapurna Temple Indore

Maa Annapurna Mandir Indore architecture looks similar to a very famous Meenakshi Temple of Madurai. If you see it the first time it looks similar to the style of the south Indian temples. The Annapurna temple is a beautiful example of the magnificent union of the Aryan and Dravidian architecture. The height of the Annapurna temple is more than 100 feet. Maa Annapurna Mandir is spread over 2 acres.

Temple's main entrance door is constructed in accordance with Southern Indian Architecture on the back of four large elephants. Inside the Annapurna temple, you will see the idol of Maa Annapoorna is shine with Maa Kali and Maa Saraswati.

The statue of Maa Annapurna is about three feet tall that is installed in this temple. Inside the campus of the temple, there are also various gods idols established such as Lord Shiva, Lord Hanuman, and Kalabhairava. There are four big sized elephants built on the main entrance gate of the temple that increases the beauty of the temple.

There is also a big Krishna Mandir inside the Annapurna temple complex and you can also see the pictorial illustration of Lord Krishna's life on the temple walls. Temple's outer wall beautifully decorated with the legendary characters of Hindu mythological books.

Best Time to Visit Annapurna Mandir

According to my opinion, the best time to visit Maa Annapurna temple will be during the evening time especially after 7 pm. The best time to visit Annapurna temple Indore will be during the festivals and in the evening.

During various Hindu festivals, it is fully colorful decorated with flowers and lightings and various functions organized. That time temple looks so beautiful and attracts more the tourist and the devotees here.

The best time to visit Annapurna temple as per season will be winter because during this time weather is good in the Indore city for the visiting tourist places in Indore. You can plan your journey here from October to March months.

If you want to visit this temple peacefully with so crowded then you should avoid festivals such as Navratri.

Annapurna Temple Indore Timings

Annapurna Temple opens daily for the devotees. Temple opens in the early morning at 05:00 am and closed in the late evening at 11:00 pm.

So you can go to the temple any time of the day as per your convenience and get blessed by Maa Annapurna.

Maa Annapurna Mandir Indore Aarti Timings

Every temple has a daily routine to worship to temple the main deity. At the Annapurna temple, around 06:00 am in the morning routine worship is performed by Maa Annapurna and all other deities.

Maa Annapurna Aarti also performs in the evening time with beautiful burning lamps. During the evening a huge crowd of devotees takes part in this panoramic Aartis.

Temple Visiting Time Duration

Annapurna Mandir is quite big and it will take more than one hour to visit this temple properly and if you participate in the Aarti then time will be increased.

Facilities at Annapurna Mandir
  • Temple has good space is available for more than thousands of people for narratives, discourse & Satsangs to be organized.
  • Temple has a permanent Yagynashala.
  • Inside the Annapurna temple, you can also see the nice Gaushala.
  • Drinking water and the toilet also available here inside the campus.
  • There is a lot of parking spaces for the two or four-wheelers.
  • Indore city is famous for its variety of food and snacks items. Outside the temple, there are a lot of eateries for foodies.
  • Temple is situated in the market so outside the temple main gate, there are lots of sweets shops, Prasad shops, and religious items shops available.
How to Reach Annapurna Temple Indore

Annapurna temple is situated in the Kranti Kriplani Nagar in Indore that is very easily accessible with any means of transport in Indore city. By railway station, you will get a direct city bus for it or you can take an Auto, taxi, and e-rickshaw also. Maa Annapurna Mandir is situated near the market so during the evening temple area is so crowded.

Annapurna temple is about 5.5 km far away from the railway station and the Sarvate bus stand. The airport is about 8 km far away from the temple.

By Road: Indore is the commercial city of Madhya Pradesh that why it is very good connected with private buses and government roadways buses. There are many bus stand here such as Sarvate Bus Stand, Atal Indore City Transport Services Limited, and Chartered Bus Service. Sarvate Bus Stand is near the city railway station.

By Rail: Indore railway station is well connected to all major cities of India and a better way to reach the Indore. Near the railway station, you will get city buses, auto, taxi, and e-rickshaws very easily for any place in the city. 

By Air: Indore has Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar International Airport that is connects with the major cities of India. Private and Government both types of Airline Services are available from Indore to major cities. From the airport, passengers can avail local taxis, buses, auto to reach any part of the city.

Shree Annapoorna Mandir Trust Indore

Annapurna temple is nicely built by the trust and well maintained. There is a dedicated temple for our four Vedas are not found so easily in any other temples. Trusts run Annapurna Vidhyalaya and Annapoorna Ved-Vedang Vidhyalaya for students. Trust also provides support to poor peoples.

Annapurna Temple Indore Address

23, Annapurna Rd,
Annapurna Mandir,
Kranti Kriplani Nagar,
Sudama Nagar,
Indore 452009,
Madhya Pradesh

TouristBug’s Recommendations
  • If you visit Indore for any purpose then you can visit this temple or if you live near the Indore city then you can visit one of the best and oldest temples of Indore.
  • If you visit the temple you should join the Maa Annapurna Aarti. During Aarti, the scene is very good.
  • Photography is allowed outside the temple. I will recommend that you can take amazing pictures with your friends or family at the entrance gate with those marvelous elephants.
Nearby Tourist Places to Visit in Indore

Indore has lots of tourist places and temples such as Khajrana Ganesh Temple, Rajwada, Kanch temple, Lal Bagh Palace, etc. Nearby tourist places to visit from Indore city are Ujjain, Omkareshwar, Khandwa, etc.

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