- Increase in wealth and prosperity of the devotee.
- Ensures that the devotee and their loved ones are always fed.
- Amplifies happiness and peace in the devotee’s family.
- Encourages good health of devotees and their family.
- Boosts health and safety of babies in the family.
The Puja for Food Security is significant in both the Northern and Southern parts of India. The deity of food and nourishment is the Hindu Goddess Annapurna, also known as Annapoorna and Annapurneshwari. She is a manifestation of Goddess Parvati, the wife of Shiva.
Worship of Goddess Annapurna leads devotees to always having their fill of food and wealth. Akshay Tritiya is considered to be her birth date, and hence the day is very auspicious for buying gold jewelry. According to legend, once Shiva and Parvati got into an argument about the material world.
Shiva said that everything materialistic in the world, including the food humans ate, is nothing but an illusion. Parvati, who governs the materialistic aspects of the world, became infuriated and said that she wants to see how the world will survive without her. Saying so, she disappeared.
Without her, the world met with a famine and was deprived of food. Not only Shiva’s followers, even the Gods begged Shiva for food but they couldn’t find any. Finally, hungry and desperate followers of Shiva and he himself, came to know that there was only one kitchen in the world, in Varanasi (Kashi), which was still serving food.
Shiva went there himself to beg for alms and got to know that the kitchen was run by his wife’s form Annapurna. She was distributing the food to humans and gods alike as she sat on her throne. As she gave alms to Shiva, she made him realize that he might have outgrown his hunger as a Brahmin, but his followers hadn’t.
One of the most powerful temples to worship Goddess Annapurna is the Horanadu Annapoorneshwari Temple, located in Karnataka. With the help of Online Temple Services, you can book Online Puja for food security to have it done on your behalf. The puja will be performed by an experienced online purohit to ensure optimum results for the devotees.