ANNAPURNA is a sanskrit Name which literally means- Full of food(feminine form), but is normally translated as goddess fo the harvest. In Hindustan, Annapurna is the Universal and timeless kitchen-Goddws.. the mother who feeds. Without her there is stravation, universal fear. This make Annapuna a universal goddess... her most popular shrine is located in KASHI, on the banks of the river Ganga. Her association with the giving of food (wealth) leds her in time to be transform inot Lakshmi,the Goddess of Wealth.