PostHeaderIcon Annapoorna Ashtakam/Stotram

Sri Annapurna Ashtakam is written by Adi Shankaracharya to praise and invoke the grace of Mother Goddess Annapurneswari. Mother Goddess Annapurneswari is the presiding deity at Banaras or Varanasi. She is the Mother who graces food to everybody ; especially for poor and destitute. The Godess of Varanasi also fed King Harishchandra’s children (he became poor due to Rishi Vashishta).

Annapurna Ashtakam/ Annapoorna Stotram

Nithyaananda kari,Varaa abhya karee,
Soundarya rathnaakaree,
Nirddhotahakila ghora pavaanakaree,
Prathyaksha Maheswaree,
Praaleyachala vamsa pavavakaree,
Kasi puraadheeswaree,
Bhikshaam dehi, krupaa valambana karee,
Mathaa Annapurneswaree.

Naana rathna vichitra bhooshana karee,
Hemaambaradambaree,
Mukthaa haara vilamba maana vilasa,
Dwakshoja kumbaan dharee,
Kasmeera garu vasithaa ruchi karee,
Kasi puraadheeswaree,
Bhikshaam dehi, krupaa valambana karee,
Mathaa Annapurneswaree

Yogaanandakaree ripu kshyakaree,
Dharman artha nishtaakaree,
Chandrarkaanala bhasa maana laharee,
Trilokya rakshaa karee,
Sarvaiswarya samastha vaanchithakaree,
Kasi puraadheeswaree,
Bhikshaam dehi, krupaa valambana karee,
Mathaa Annapurneswaree

Kailaasaachala kandharaa laya karee,
Gowree , umaa sankaree,
Kaumaree nigamartha gochara karee,
Omkara beejaksharee,
Moksha dwaara kavata patana karee,
Kasi puraadheeswaree,
Bhikshaam dehi, krupaa valambana karee,
Mathaa Annapurneswaree

Drusyaa drusya vibhootha vahana karee,
Brhmaanda bhando dharee,
Leelaa nataka suthra kelana karee,
Vijnana deeptham guree,
Sree viswesa mana prasaadhana karee,
Kasi puraadheeswaree,
Bhikshaam dehi, krupaa valambana karee,
Mathaa Annapurneswaree

Urvee sarva janeswaree bhagawathee,
Maatha krupaa sagaree,
Venee neela samaana kunthala dharee,
Ananda dhaneswaree,
Sarvanandakaree bhayaa shubhakaree,
Kasi puraadheeswaree,
Bhikshaam dehi, krupaa valambana karee,
Mathaa Annapurneswaree

Aadhi kshaantha samastha varna nikaree,
Shabho tribhaava karee,
Kasmeeraa tripureswaree trilaharee,
Nithyaamakuree sarvaree,
Kamaa kamksha karee janodhaya karee,
Kasi puraadheeswaree,
Bhikshaam dehi, krupaa valambana karee,
Mathaa Annapurneswaree

Devee sarva vichitra rathna rachithaa,
Dakshayanee sundaree,
Vama swadu payodhara priyakaree,
Sownhagya maaheswaree,
Bhakthaabhishtakaree, sadaa shubhakaree,
Kasi puraadheeswaree,
Bhikshaam dehi, krupaa valambana karee,
Mathaa Annapurneswaree

Chandrakaanala koti koti sadrusaa,
Chandramsu bhimbaan dharee,
Chandrakaagni samaana kunthala dharee
Chandrarka varneshwaree,
Maala pustaka pasasangusa dharee,
Kasi puraadheeswaree,
Bhikshaam dehi, krupaa valambana karee,
Mathaa Annapurneswaree

Kshatrathraanakaree, mahaa bhayakaree,
Mthaa krupaa sagaree,
Sakshaan mokshakaree sadaa shiva karee,
Visweshwaree sridharee,
Daksha krundha karee niraa mayakaree,
Kasi puraadheeswaree,
Bhikshaam dehi, krupaa valambana karee,
Mathaa Annapurneswaree

Annapurne sadaa purne,
Sankara praana vallabhe,
Jnana vairagya sidhyartham,
Bikshaa dehee cha parvathy.

Mathaa cha Parvathy Devi,
Pithaas cha Maheswara
Bandhawa Shiva Bhakatamscha,
Swadesho Bhuvana Trayam.

Annapoorna Ashtakam with Meaning ;

Annapoorna Ashtakam are prayer gems addressed to Goddess Annapurneswari/Annapurna .

Annapurna is the Hindu goddess of food and cooking. She is the goddess who holds in one hand a jeweled vessel containing food and in the other a golden spoon to distribute the food among her devotees. She has the power to distribute food to an unlimited amount of people. Annapurna literally means “one who is full of food.”
Annapurna is an incarnation of Parvati. She is often seen giving food to her husband, Shiva. Shiva is seen begging with a skull begging bowl as Annapurna doles out food to her lover. In south India you often find images of Annapurna anywhere people eat.

Nithyaananda kari,Varaa abhya karee, Soundarya rathnaakaree,
Nirddhotahakila ghora pavaanakaree, Prathyaksha Maheswaree,
Praaleyachala vamsa pavavakaree, Kasi puraadheeswaree,
Bhikshaam dehi, krupaa valambana karee, Mathaa Annapurneswaree.

Hey , Mother Annapurneswari1,
Who is The Goddess of Kasi2,
Who helps others with kindness,
Who makes all days deliriously happy,
Who gives boons and shelter to all,
Who is the epitome of all beauty,
Who cleans up all sorrows from life,
Who is the ever-visible Goddess of the world,
Who is the star of the family of Himavan3,
Please give me alms,
Ocean of kindness and compassion.

Naana rathna vichitra bhooshana karee, Hemaambaradambaree,
Mukthaa haara vilamba maana vilasa, Dwakshoja kumbaan dharee,
Kasmeera garu vasithaa ruchi karee, Kasi puraadheeswaree,
Bhikshaam dehi, krupaa valambana karee, Mathaa Annapurneswaree

Hey , Mother Annapurneswari,
Who is The Goddess of Kasi,
Who is adorned with jewels of variety,
Who is dressed in golden silk,
Who has a beautiful chest,
Adorned with golden chains full of gems,
Who is the epitome of all beauty,
Please give me alms,
Ocean of kindness and compassion..

Yogaanandakaree ripu kshyakaree, Dharman artha nishtaakaree,
Chandrarkaanala bhasa maana laharee, Trilokya rakshaa karee,
Sarvaiswarya samastha vaanchithakaree, Kasi puraadheeswaree,
Bhikshaam dehi, krupaa valambana karee, Mathaa Annapurneswaree

Hey , Mother Annapurneswari,
Who is The Goddess of Kasi,
Who gives bliss through Yoga4,
Who destroys enemies,
Who makes dharma5 and wealth permanent,
Who shines like moon , sun and fire,
Who takes care of all the three worlds,
Who gives all the wealth,
Who fulfills all wishes,
Please give me alms,
Ocean of kindness and compassion..

Kailaasaachala kandharaa laya karee, Gowree , umaa sankaree,
Kaumaree nigamartha gochara karee, Omkara beejaksharee,
Moksha dwaara kavata patana karee, Kasi puraadheeswaree,
Bhikshaam dehi, krupaa valambana karee, Mathaa Annapurneswaree

Hey , Mother Annapurneswari,
Who is The Goddess of Kasi,
Who lives in a cave in Mount Kailasa6,
Who is also called Gauri7, Uma8 and Sankari9,
Who is an ever-blissful maiden,
Who is known only through meaning of Vedas10,
Who is personification of “OM11”,
Who opens the gates of Moksha12,
Please give me alms,
Ocean of kindness and compassion..

Drusyaa drusya vibhootha vahana karee, Brahmaanda bhando dharee,
Leelaa nataka suthra kelana karee, Vijnana deeptham guree,
Sree viswesa mana prasaadhana karee, Kasi puraadheeswaree,
Bhikshaam dehi, krupaa valambana karee, Mathaa Annapurneswaree

Hey , Mother Annapurneswari,
Who is The Goddess of Kasi,
Who is the vehicle of the seen and unseen ,
Who is carrying the universes inside her,
Who cuts of attachment to this world,
Who is the beacon of light for all science,
Who makes the Lord of Universe happy,
Please give me alms,
Ocean of kindness and compassion..

Urvee sarva janeswaree bhagawathee, Maatha krupaa sagaree,
Venee neela samaana kunthala dharee, Ananda dhaneswaree,
Sarvanandakaree bhayaa shubhakaree, Kasi puraadheeswaree,
Bhikshaam dehi, krupaa valambana karee, Mathaa Annapurneswaree

Hey , Mother Annapurneswari,
Who is The Goddess of Kasi,
Who is the Goddess of earth and its beings,
Who is the knowledge, wealth and valour of the world,
Who is the ocean of compassion,
Who has lustrous blue hair,
Who gives happiness to all,
Who is personification of happiness,
Please give me alms,
Ocean of kindness and compassion..

Aadhi kshaantha samastha varna nikaree, Shabho tribhaava karee,
Kasmeeraa tripureswaree trilaharee, Nithyaamakuree sarvaree,
Kamaa kamksha karee janodhaya karee, Kasi puraadheeswaree,
Bhikshaam dehi, krupaa valambana karee, Mathaa Annapurneswaree

Hey , Mother Annapurneswari,
Who is The Goddess of Kasi,
Who is described by all alphabets,
Who gives Shambhu13 the three powers,
Who is Kashmira14 the Goddess of three cities,
Who is the intoxicant in three forms,
Who gives rise to daily existence,
Who is the enemy of all sorrows,
Who fulfills the desire of every one,
Who is dawn in life of all,
Please give me alms,
Ocean of kindness and compassion.

Devee sarva vichitra rathna rachithaa, Dakshayanee sundaree,
Vama swadu payodhara priyakaree, Sownhagya maaheswaree,
Bhakthaabhishtakaree, sadaa shubhakaree, Kasi puraadheeswaree,
Bhikshaam dehi, krupaa valambana karee, Mathaa Annapurneswaree

Hey , Mother Annapurneswari,
Who is The Goddess of Kasi,
Who is adorned with all precious gems,
Who is the daughter of Daksha15,
Who is the epitome of beauty,
Who feeds all the world her milk of song and writing,
Who is the Goddess of all ,
Who is the fortune of all,
Who fulfills the wishes of devotees,
Who always does good,
Please give me alms,
Ocean of kindness and compassion.

Chandrakaanala koti koti sadrusaa, Chandramsu bhimbaan dharee,
Chandrakaagni samaana kunthala dharee Chandrarka varneshwaree,
Maala pustaka pasasangusa dharee, Kasi puraadheeswaree,
Bhikshaam dehi, krupaa valambana karee, Mathaa Annapurneswaree

Hey , Mother Annapurneswari,
Who is The Goddess of Kasi,
Who is like billions of moon , sun and fire,
Whose smile is like the rays of the moon,
Whose hair has the luster of moon, sun and fire,
Who is coloured like the moon and the sun,
Who has a chain of beads and a book in her hands,
Who has a spear and rope also in her hands,
Please give me alms,
Ocean of kindness and compassion.

Kshatrathraanakaree, mahaa bhayakaree, Mthaa krupaa sagaree,
Sakshaan mokshakaree sadaa shiva karee, Visweshwaree sridharee,
Daksha krundha karee niraa mayakaree, Kasi puraadheeswaree,
Bhikshaam dehi, krupaa valambana karee, Mathaa Annapurneswaree

Hey mother Annapurneswari,
Who is the Goddess of Kasi,
Who protects the duties of kings,
Who gives great protection,
Who is the great mother,
Who is the ocean of mercy,
Who gives perennial salvation,
Who always does good,
Who is the goddess of all universe,
Who has all the wealth in the world,
Who insulted Daksha15,
Who gives great health,
Please give me alms,
Ocean of kindness and compassion.

Annapurne sadaa purne, Sankara praana vallabhe,
Jnana vairagya sidhyartham, Bikshaa dehee cha parvathy.

Hey , Mother Annapurneswari,
Who is the darling of Sankara16,
Please give me alms,
Of knowledge and renunciation.,
For me forever.

Mathaa cha Parvathy Devi, Pithaas cha Maheswara
Bandhawa Shiva Bhakatamscha, Swadesho Bhuvana Trayam.

My mother is Goddess Parvathy,
My father is God Maheswara,
My relations are the devotees of Shiva,
And my country is the universe.

1-A form of Parvathy with a pot of food in one hand and ladle in another.
2-Modern Benares , the holiest city of Hindus
3-The Himalaya Mountains , the father of Goddess Parvathi
4-A mental and physical disciopline used by Hindus to get Moksha.
5-The ultimate duty
6-The Mountain on which Lord Shiva and Parvathy live.
7,8,9 –Names of Goddess Parvathy.
10-The four holy books of Hindus.
11-Pranava the first and most holy sound
12-Salvation or hindu concept of becoming one with God
13-Name of God Shiva
14-One of the names of Goddess Parvathy
15-Father of Sati devi alias Goddess Parvathi
16-Name of God Shiva
17-Literally daughter of mountains, the consort of Lord Shiva
18-Lord of the the Universe , a name of Lord Shiva

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