At a distance of 6 km from Indore Junction, Annapurna Temple is a Hindu temple located in Kranti Kriplani Nagar locality of Indore, Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the famous pilgrimage sites to visit in Indore.
Annapurna Temple is dedicated to the goddess Annapurna, the deity of food, and is one of the oldest pilgrimage sites in Indore. The temple was constructed in the 9th century and was rebuilt in 1959 by Mahamandaleshwar Swami Prabanandagirimharaj. The main gate of the temple was constructed in 1975. With a blend of Indo-Aryan and Dravidian architectural styles, the temple is regarded as the architectural heritage of the city due to its intricate carvings & detailed paintings.
Spread over 2 acres, the temple bears a striking resemblance with the Meenakshi Temple of Madurai. With a height of more than 100 feet, the entrance of the temple is adorned with four-life size statues of elephants that stand as an epitome of architectural brilliance. The outside walls of the temple are decorated with beautiful images of gods and legendary characters. The sanctum sanctorum of the temple houses the idol of Maa Annapurna which is about three feet tall.
Inside the temple premises, there exist separate shrines dedicated to Shiva, Kalabhairava, and Hanuman. Also, the temple has a 14 ½ ft high statue of Lord Kashi Vishwanath in the lotus position and a Pravachan Hall for preaching. There is also a big Krishna Mandir inside the Annapurna temple complex where you can also see the pictorial illustration of Lord Krishna's life on the temple walls.
Timings: 5 AM - 12 PM & 2 PM - 10 PM