Annapoorna Puja at Kali Mandir in C.R.Park, New Delhi

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  1. sushmasrivastav

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    The Kali Mandir in C.R.Park, <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">New Delhi</st1:place></st1:City> is celebrating the Annapoorna Puja on April 3,2009. As in previous years the idol will have Devi Annapoorna seated and Lord Shiva standing before her with a begging bowl.
    The Annapurna Puja has an interesting legend behind it. It is said that once Lord Shiva told his Devi Parvati that the whole world is an illusion (Maya). The food that we eat is too a part of Maya. This miffed Devi Parvati who disappeared from the world.
    As soon as she disappeared, all activities stopped and the Earth became barren and bereft of food. There was no food to be had and men, women and children all began to be wracked by the pangs of hunger. Her disappearance brought time to a standstill and the earth became barren. There was no food to be found anywhere and all the beings suffered from the pangs of hunger. Their cries reached Devi Parvati who re-appeared on Earth and set up a kitchen in <st1:City w:st="on">Varanasi</st1:City> or <st1:place w:st="on">Benares</st1:place>. Lord Shiva, too ran to her and presented a bowl seeking alms and admitted his mistake in calling the material world an illusion. Devi Parvati then smiled and fed Lord Shiva.
    To this day, Devi Annaporna is worshipped with Lord Shiva standing before her with a begging bowl. There is a temple dedicated to Devi Annaporna near the Kashi Vishwanath Mandir in <st1:place w:st="on">Benares</st1:place>.
     
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    Annapurna is the Goddess who grants nourishment on every level. Anna meaning food and grains, and purna meaning full, complete, perfect - She is the Divine Mother who is full, complete in food and grains.She is the Goddess who inspires us to nourish others, to give our best. We worship Her for the attainment of perfection in wisdom and renunciation. Her wisdom teaches us that spirituality is about giving. The renunciation she teaches us allows us to be in equanimity in every circumstance of life. As we are freed from attachment to selfish considerations, we experience the greatest joy.This volume contains the thousand names of Annapurna and the famous Annapurna Stotram by Sankaracarya. Also included are a hundred and eight names and Her meditations. The text is presented in the original Samskrita and a Romanized phonetic transliteration, along with the sagacious and inspiring translation by Swami Satyananda.

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    Hritu,

    Your post is very informative and interesting. I have done Annapoorna Vrat in a simple manner long back.

    Can you post the name of this book? I would like to buy it. Thanks in advance.God bless!
     

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