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Friday, 28 October 2016

Sri Kasi Annapoorna and Deepavali


The Goddess of Food or the Goddess of Nourishment (Anna means food and Poorna means complete or full), Mata Parvati. always protects and bless Her devotees with food and prosperity.

Annacoot festival is celebrated in India every year after Deepavali. Annapoorna temple has a huge crowd of pilgrims on the occasion of Annacoot. Mountains of fruits, sweets and cereals are laid out before the Goddess and then distributed to the poor. Coins are distributed as Prasad to all the devotees; it is considered that whoever worship this coin will be blessed with successful and prosperous life.

A highlight of the temple is that every year, the day before Deepavali, the golden idol of Sri Annapoorna is opened for darshan. This idol can be seen only on that day and it is indeed a great sight. Goddess Sri Annapoorna sits in the middle with her bowl and ladle. On her left is Goddess Sri Lakshmi and on Her right is Sri Bhudevi. All these idols are pure gold and are beautiful looking at. In front of them stands Shiva, made of silver asking for alms. Goddess Sri Annapoorna later goes out on a procession in chariot made of laddus.

Sri Annapoorna temple is situated at Dashashwamedh road, Vishwanath gali and close to the Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi.

श्रीशङ्कराचर्यविरचितम् अन्नपूर्णास्तोत्रम् | Annapoorna Stotram


नित्यानन्दकरी वराभयकरी सौन्दर्यरत्नाकरी निर्धूताखिलघोरपावनकरी प्रत्यक्षमाहेश्वरी ।
प्रालेयाचलवंशपावनकरी काशीपुराधीश्वरी भिक्षां देहि कृपावलम्बनकरी मातान्नपूर्णेश्वरी ॥१॥

[You are] the bestower of eternal happiness, giver of boons and fearlessness, ocean of beauty, purifier of all terrible sins, verily the consort of Shiva, one who purified the lineage of Himalaya, supreme Deity of the city of Kashi, provider of the support of compassion, Mother Annapoorna, the supreme Deity. Give me alms.

नानारत्नविचित्रभूषणकरी हेमाम्बराडम्बरी मुक्ताहारविलम्बमानविलसद्वक्षोजकुम्भान्तरी ।
काश्मीरागरुवासिता रुचिकरी काशीपुराधीश्वरी भिक्षां देहि कृपावलम्बनकरी मातान्नपूर्णेश्वरी ॥२॥

[You are] wearing brilliant ornaments of various gems, adorned with gold (laced) clothes, one whose space between the breasts shines the elongated necklace of pearls, perfumed with saffron and agar, the cause of splendor, supreme Deity of the city of Kashi, provider of the support of compassion, Mother Annapoorna, the supreme Deity, give me alms.

योगानन्दकरी रिपुक्षयकरी धर्मार्थनिष्ठाकरी चन्द्रार्कानलभासमानलहरी त्रैलोक्यरक्षाकरी ।
सर्वैश्वर्यसमस्तवाञ्छितकरी काशीपुराधीश्वरी भिक्षां देहि कृपावलम्बनकरी मातान्नपूर्णेश्वरी ॥३॥

Giver of the bliss of yoga, destroyer of the enemies, giver of the steadiness to dharma, one who is like the waves of the beams of light of moon, sun and fire, preserver of the three worlds, provider of all powers and desires, supreme Deity of the city of Kashi, provider of the support of compassion, Mother Annapoorna, the supreme Deity, give me alms.

कैलासाचलकन्दरालयकरी गौरी ह्युमा शङ्करी कौमारी निगमार्थगोचरकरी ओङ्कारबीजाक्षरी ।
मोक्षद्वारकपाटपाटनकरी काशीपुराधीश्वरी भिक्षां देहि कृपावलम्बनकरी मातान्नपूर्णेश्वरी ॥४॥

Mother Annapoorna, the supreme Deity, the supreme Deity of city of Kashi, residing in the caves of Mount Kailash, Gauri, Uma, verily, the consort of Shankara, (ever) youthful, one who makes us understand the meaning of Vedas, one who is of the form of bija mantra OM, one who breaks the door panel to emancipation, one who provides the support of compassion, give me alms.

दृश्यादृश्यप्रभूतपावनकरी ब्रह्माण्डभाण्डोदरी लीलानाटकसूत्रभेदनकरी विज्ञानदीपाङ्कुरी ।
श्रीविश्वेशमनःप्रसादनकरी काशीपुराधीश्वरी भिक्षां देहि कृपावलम्बनकरी मातान्नपूर्णेश्वरी ॥५॥

Mother Annapoorna, the supreme Deity, provider of the support of compassion, the supreme Deity of Kashi, you purify the many visible and invisible objects, you carry the treasure of the universe in your womb, destroyer of the sporting play (of the world), the igniter of the lamp of knowledge, you make Shiva happy, give me alms.

उर्वीसर्वजनेश्वरी भगवती मातान्नपूर्णेश्वरी वेणीनीलसमानकुन्तलहरी नित्यान्नदानेश्वरी ।
सर्वानन्दकरी सदाशुभकरी काशीपुराधीश्वरी भिक्षां देहि कृपावलम्बनकरी मातान्नपूर्णेश्वरी ॥६॥

Mother Annapoorna, (you are) the supreme Deity, the mistress of all the people of earth, (you) are the Goddress, Mother, the Supreme mistress Annapoorna, you carry your braided lock of hair which is like the sapphire, you are always the mistress who is the giver of food, always the giver of bliss, always auspicious. You are the supreme Deity of Kashi, provider of the support of compassion. Give me alms.

आदिक्षान्तसमस्तवर्णनकरी शम्भोस्त्रिभावाकरी काश्मीरा त्रिजनेश्वरी त्रिलहरी नित्याङ्कुरा शर्वरी ।
कामाकाङ्क्षकरी जनोदयकरी काशीपुराधीश्वरी भिक्षां देहि कृपावलम्बनकरी मातान्नपूर्णेश्वरी ॥७॥

Mother Annapoorna, you are descriptive of everything that is described by all the letters, you are the origin of the three states of Shiva, you are of the color of saffron, the mistress of the three kinds of creatures, you are one with three waves of creation, preservation and destruction. You are the eternal cause, of the form of darkness, the generator of desires, the cause of the rise of men. You are the supreme Deity of the city of Kashi, the provider of the support of compassion. Give me alms.

दर्वी स्वर्णविचित्ररत्नखचिता दक्षे करे संस्थिता वामे स्वादुपयोधरी सहचरी सौभाग्यमाहेश्वरी ।
भक्ताभीष्टकरी दॄशा शुभकरी काशीपुराधीश्वरी भिक्षां देहि कृपावलम्बनकरी मातान्नपूर्णेश्वरी ॥८॥

Mother Annapoorna, you are the supreme Deity, you hold a spoon studded with gold and manifold gems in your right hand and in your left hand you hold a pot with (thickened) milk, you are the ordainer of fortune, the doer of desired things for the devotees, the doer of auspicious things just by casting your glance, you are the supreme Deity of the city of Kashi, the provider of the support of compassion. Please give me alms.

चन्द्रार्कानलकोटिकोटिसदृशा चन्द्रांशुबिम्बाधरी चन्द्रार्काग्निसमानकुण्डलधरी चन्द्रार्कवर्णेश्वरी ।
मालापुस्तकपाशकाङ्कुशधरी काशीपुराधीश्वरी भिक्षां देहि कृपावलम्बनकरी मातान्नपूर्णेश्वरी ॥९॥

Mother Annapoorna, the provider of the support of compassion, the supreme Deity of Kashi, you are like crores and crores of moons, suns and fires, you are the holder of the disk of the rays of the moon, you are wearing earrings like moon, sun and fire, you are of the color of moon and sun, you bear rosary, book, noose along with a goad, give me alms.

क्षत्रत्राणकरी महाभयकरी माता कृपासागरि साक्षान्मोक्षकरी सदा शिवकरी विश्वेश्वरी श्रीधरी ।
दक्षाक्रन्दकरी निरामयकरी काशीपुराधीश्वरी भिक्षां देहि कृपावलम्बनकरी मातान्नपूर्णेश्वरी ॥१०॥

Protectress of wealth, great giver of fearlessness, Mother, ocean of compassion, verily the provider of liberation, always the doer of auspicious, the mistress of the world, bearer of forgone, the cause of lamenting of Daksha, provider of freedom from illness, the supreme Deity of the city of Kashi, provider of the support of compassion, Annapoorna, give me alms.

अन्नपूर्णे सदापूर्णे शङ्करप्राणवल्लभे ।
ज्ञानवैराग्यसिद्धयर्थं भिक्षां देहि च पार्वति ॥११॥

O Annapoorna, O always fulfilled one, O the beloved of Shiva, O Parvati, give me knowledge, dispassion and perfection as alms.

माता च पार्वती देवी पिता देवो महेश्वरः ।
बान्धवा: शिवभक्ताश्च स्वदेशो भुवनत्रयम् ॥१२॥

And (my) mother is Devi Parvati, father is the Supreme Lord God, the devotees of Shiva are my relatives and the three worlds are my native place.



Courtesy: http://nangia.in/annapurna-stotra.html