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Annapurna Mandir


Annapurna Devi Mandir, also known as Annapurna Mandir and Annapurna Mata Mandir, is one of the most famous Hindu temples (Mandir) in the holy city of Benaras(Varanasi). This temple has great religious significance in Hinduism and is dedicated to the goddess Annapurna. Annapurna is the Hindu goddess for nutriment and is a form of the goddess Parvati. The current Annapurna Mandir was built in the 18th century by Maratha Peshwa Bajirao I.


Annapurna Devi Mandir was built in 1729 AD by Maratha Peshwa Baji Rao. Legend-- According to belief, once Shiva commented that the entire world (including food) is illusion. Parvati, the goddess of food, got angry and decided to show the importance of food by making all the food on earth disappear. The world began to suffer due to hunger. Shiva finally came to Parvati and recognised the importance of food, begging for food at her door. Parvati became happy, offered food by her own hands to Shiva and then made a kitchen in Varanasi for her believers.

Full Address

Annapurna Math Mandir, D 9/1, Vishwanath Gali, Godowlia, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001


Type of Place

  • Temple
  • Historical

Prefered For

  • Family
  • Friends
  • Kids
  • Senior Citizen


  • Varanasi Airport
  • Varanasi Railway Station

Important Information

  • It is located 15 meters North-West of the famous Kashi Vishwanath Mandir, 350 meters West to Manikarnika Ghat.


  • The temple is built in Nagara architecture and has sanctum with huge pillared porch, which houses a portrait of goddess Annapurna. The temple also houses two idols of the goddess; one made of gold and other of brass. The brass idol is available for daily darshan (viewing & worship). The gold idol can be only seen once a year; on Annakut day.

Things to Buy

  • The Holy Water of Ganga Banarasi Silk Saris Crystal and Stone Shivalinga Gulabi Minakari Flutes Hand Knotted Carpets Stone Carved Curios Indic Literature Glass Beads Wooden Toys Rudraksha Mala Bangles and other Accessories

Things to Eat

  • Kachori Sabzi Chena Dahi Vada Malaiyyo Choora Matar Thandai And Lassi Dahi Chutney Wale Gol Gappe Laaiya Chana Baati Chokha Tamatar Chaat

Things to enjoy