Goddess Annapoorani, Tanjore Painting,22K Gold, Size 38 x 45.5cm (With Frame)
Goddess Annapoorani : Annapoorni or Annapurna is the Goddess of the city of Kashi (Varanasi), where she is regarded as the queen of Varanasi alongside her consort Vishweshwar (Shiva), the King of Varanasi. A temple of the goddess is in Cherukunnu, Kannur, Kerala by the name Annapurneshwari Temple, Cherukunnu. Annapurna is a combination of two words- ‘Anna’ meaning food and ‘purna’ meaning ‘filled completely’. Annapurna is the goddess of food and kitchen. She is an avatar of Goddess Parvati who is the wife of Lord Shiva. She is the goddess of nourishment and never lets her devotees stay without food.