Sri Shiva Panchakshari Sahitha Annapoorneswari Maha Yagam

Annadanam Samam Danam Trilokeshu Na Vidhathe - meaning Annadanam is supreme and incomparable to any charity.

Annadanam in a temple is the distribution of spiritually sanctified food.

HCCC is committed to serve prasadam to devotees who visit the temple for which there is a need for an Annadana Hall where they can enjoy the prasadam in a divine ambience. Since its inception, HCCC has taken up many construction and service activities with generous contributions from HCCC stakeholders.

To initiate the Annadana Hall construction, the Shiva-Vishnu Temple will be conducting “Sri Shiva Panchakshari Sahitha Annapoorneswari Maha Yaagam” on March 2,3, 4 and 5, 2023. We invite your family to participate in this one-of-a-kind religious event. This event is being performed for the first time since the Kumbhabhishekam of the temple in July 1986. Please visit the temple on all 4 days and experience the ceremonies and obtain the divine blessings.


अन्नपूरणे सदापूरणे शङ्करप्राणवल्लभे
ज्ञान वैराग्य सिध्यार्थम् भिक्षां देहिचा पार्वती
माटा च पारवती देवी पिता देवो महेश्वरः
बान्धवाः शिवभक्ताश्च स्वदेशो भुवनत्रयम्

annapūrṇe sadāpūrṇe śhankara prāṇavallabhe
jñāna vairāgya sidhyarthaṃ bhikṣhaṃ dehicha pārvati
mātā cha pārvatī devī pitā devo maheśhvaraḥa
bāndhavāḥ śivabhaktāścha svadeśo bhuvanatrayam

Salutations to Mother Annapoorna: O Mother Annapoorna, you who are always full (with the gift of Food and Blessings), You who are the beloved of Shankara (Shiva), O Mother Parvati, please grant me the alms of your Grace, to awaken within me Spiritual Knowledge (Jnana) and detachment, freedom from all worldly desires (bestow Vairagya).

Salutations to Mother Annapoorna, my Mother Devi Parvati, and my Father, Deva Maheswara (Shiva). My friends are the devotees of Lord Shiva, and my residence is all the Three Worlds (whose Lord is none other than Shiva-Parvati).

Annapoorna (Annapoorna, Annapoorneshwari or Annadata ) is the goddess of food and nourishment. She is a form of Parvati, the inseparable consort of Lord Shiva. Anna means “food” / “grains” and Purna means “full” or "complete". Annapoorna literally means filled with food. Annapoorna devi holds in one hand a jeweled bowl full of grains and in the other a golden ladle, symbolizing the abundant nourishment she gives to all. She is the Mother Goddess, the sustainer of all life. Annapoorna is an aspect of Devi Adishakti and is known as the Hindu Goddess of food and nourishment.

Legend is that, when people in Kashi (Varanasi) are suffering from no food, Parvathi devi took birth as annapoorna in Kashi. Annapoorna provided food to all in Kashi nagar and surroundings and blessed them with happy life.

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