Annapurna Devi Temple is a holy temple. Annapurna Mata Mandir & Annapurna Mandir is an another names of Annapurna Devi Temple.
It is one of the most famous Hindu temples in the holy city of Varanasi. It is 15 meters North-West of the famous Kashi Vishwanath Mandir, 350 meters West of Manikarnika Ghat.
This temple has great religious importance and is dedicated to the goddess Annapurna. The Hindu goddess for nourishment and is a form of the goddess Parvati. The current Annapurna Mandir constructed in the 18th century by Maratha Peshwa Bajirao.
Annapurna Devi Temple Varanasi – Architectural Specialty
The temple give it looks by the famous Nagara architecture and has sanctum with large pillared porch, which houses a picture of goddess Annapurna. The temple also houses two icons of the goddess; one made of gold and other of brass. The brass icon is available for daily darshan. People can see gold icon once in a year on Annakut day.
An ancient legend associated with this temple is very popular here. It is in the scriptures that once there was a famine in Kashi, there was devastation all around and people were dying of hunger. At that time, even Mahadev could not understand what to do now.
In such a situation, he meditated to find a solution, and then he found a way that only mother Annapurna can save her city. For the accomplishment of this work, Lord Shiva himself went to mother Annapurna and asked for alms.
At the same moment, the mother gave a promise to lord Bholenath that after today no one will be hungry in Kashi and the people’s sufferings will go away as soon as they find their treasure. Since then, on the day of Annakoot, the treasury is also distributed during his visits. It is famous about which the recipient of this treasure never lacks.