Related Overviews


'Annapurna' can also refer to...


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Hinduism


Quick Reference

A benevolent, household form of the Goddess (perhaps a reconstitution of Iḍā), whose worship averts famine. Regarded as the goddess of plenty, she is worshipped either as a full-bellied pot, or as a female figure with a ladle across her lap. Annapūrṇā has a popular temple in Vārāṇasi.

Subjects: Hinduism.

Reference entries