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Mantras of Annapurna - The Goddess of Food and Nourishment

Updated on August 12, 2014
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Anamika S Jain is a Social Media Consultant and Blogger. She is passionate about topics like Alternative Health Therapies and Hindu Mantras.

Goddess Annapurna Story and Temples

Goddess Annapurna is the Hindu Goddess of food and nourishment and is considered as the sustainer of prosperity. In Sanskrit Language the word ‘Anna’ means food and grains and ‘Purna’ means full or complete. It is believed that by worshiping this goddess one will never be out of food anytime in life. She is a form (avatar) of the Goddess Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva and resides atop of Mount Annapurna. She is depicted with a jewelled vessel containing food in one hand and a spoon in the other to distribute the food to her devotees. Lord Shiva is normally depicted as begging for food to her with his skull begging bowl. Mata Sri Annapurneshwari Devi is the Goddess for the fourth day of Durga Navrathri. Goddess Annapoorna Devi (Bhavani Devi) is also the Supreme Goddess of the city of Kasi (now known as Varanasi), the city where moksha (freedom from the cycle of birth and rebirth) could be attained. She is also referred to as ‘the Queen of Varnasi’. The Sri Annapurna Ashtakam composed by Shankaracharya is devoted to Goddess Annapoorna Devi. Bengali Poet Bharat Chandra Rayalso has written a Poem of Praise on this Goddess named Annada Mangal or Annada Mahatmya.

The Birthday of this Goddess is observed as Annapurna Jayanti. This day falls on Margashirsha Purnima, the full moon day which falls in the month of Margashirsh. In 2013, this date falls on December 17. Devotees (mostly women) keep a fast on this day. Special Pujas and recitation of Annapurna Astagam is performed in all the temples of this Goddess on Annapoorna Jayanti.

There are many Temples in India dedicated to this Goddess. Some of the famous Temples of this Goddess are given below :-

  • Varanasi Annapurneshwari Temple
  • Adi-Shaktyatmaka Shree Annapoorneshwari Temple, Horanadu, Karnataka
  • Annapurna Temple, Indore, Madhya Pradesh
  • KanakaDurga Temple, Vijayawada
  • Mumbadevi Temple (with Goddess Annapurna mounted on a Peacock).
  • Annapoorneshwari Temple,Cherukunnu, Kannur
  • Annapurna Devi Temple, Tirwa, Kannauj
  • Annapurna Mandir, Barrackpore
  • Annapurna Mata Mandir, Jalandhar
  • Shri Annapurna Mata Temple, Akola, Maharashtra
  • Maa Annapurna Durga Mata Temple, Bhandara, Maharashtra
  • Shree Annapurna Devi Temple, Mehsena, Gujarat
  • Kunnam Annapoorneswari Devi Temple, Chalapally Village, Kerala

Goddess Annapurna Devi image
Goddess Annapurna Devi image

Mantras of Goddess Annapurna

Given below are Annapurneshwari Mata Mantras.

‘Om Annapurnayai Namaha’

‘Om Sadapurnayai Namaha’

'Om Hrim Namo Bhagavati Maheswari Annapurne Swaha’

‘Om Hreem Shreem Kleem Namo Bhagwatye Maheshwari Annapurne Swaha’

Annapurna Gayatri Mantra

'Om Bhagwatye Vidmahe

Maheshwarye Dheemahi

Tanna Annapurna Prachodayat'.

Goddess Annapurna with consort Lord Shiva
Goddess Annapurna with consort Lord Shiva

Sri Annapurna Ashtakam

Mata Annapoorneshwari at Vijayawada Kanaka Durga Temple
Mata Annapoorneshwari at Vijayawada Kanaka Durga Temple


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    Anamika S Jain 

    10 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    Yes, I think so. Thanks for the Comments cashmere.

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    10 years ago from India

    Not for nothing do we say Anna Daata Sukhi Bhava! (Bless the provider of food)

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    Anamika S Jain 

    10 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    If you have Belief then it would work. Thanks for the Comment.

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