Bangla Hunt Desk: Another name of Annada Devi is Annapurna. The goddess holds a food bowl and a darbi in both hands. Goddess Raktavarna, Safarakshi, Stanavaranamra, Bichitra Basna, Nirat Annaprayadini and Bhavadukhahantri. The goddess has a new moon on her head, land on one side and Sri on the other. This goddess was pleased to see the dancing Mahadev Shiva.
According to the Puranas, the goddess Parvati Mahadev receives this name by giving alms to Shiva. This goddess is worshiped on the date of Shuklastami in the month of Chaitra. Hindu people believe that if this goddess can be satisfied, there will never be a shortage of food in the house. The worship of this goddess is mentioned in Krishnananda's Tantrasara and Dakshinamurti Sanhita. This goddess is worshiped in West Bengal. Apart from that, Annapurna Puja and Annakut are celebrated in a famous temple of the Goddess in Kashi.
According to the Puranas, after getting married, Mahadev and Parvati lived a family life for some time and then faced food difficulties. Then after being reprimanded by mother Parvati, father Mahadev went out to beg. But due to the illusion of mother Parvati, he did not get alms and finally returned to Kailash and ate Palanna, Payes and Pithe. After this, Annapurna established a temple of Goddess in Kashi for the glory of the Goddess.
“Om sayudhayai sabhanayai salankarayai saparibarayai om hring annapurnayai parameshvaryai namah.” Worship mantra of Goddess Annapurna. Chanting this mantra, he worshiped the goddess, saying that there is never a shortage of food.
”Om raktang bichitra-basanang nabachandrachuramannapradannirtang stanvaranamram.
Nrityantamindusakalabharanang bilokya hristang bhaje bhagavating bhabdukhkhantrim. – The goddess's meditation mantra.
”Annapurne Namastubhyang Namaste Parambike.
Devotional body Deendayamayi tachcharucharane.
Annapurne sadapurne sankarapranaballave.
Gyanabairagyasiddhyarthang bhiksang dehi namohastute. ”- The prostration mantra of the goddess.
Since then Hindus have been worshiping this goddess. If Goddess Annapurna can be satisfied, there is no shortage of food in the house.