Annapurna Temple Varanasi

Annapurna Temple Varanasi History, Timings, Pooja details

As per the Legend, Once Lord Siva said Goddess Parvati that the whole world is in Illusion in which Food for living beings is Maya. Angered Goddess Parvati removed the food from the Earth. Living beings on the Earth suffered a lot with the No food. Goddess Parvati made a kitchen in Varanasi to remove the hunger. Lord Siva realised the mistake and praised the Goddess for teaching a good lesson. Goddess Offered food to Lord Siva, Hence the name Annapurna.

Another interesting story associated with this temple, that Goddess Parvati unknowingly closed the eyes of Lord Siva which put the whole universe in dark. For this unknowing act, the colour of Goddess Parvati became dark. To regain her original form she offered food with a golden pot in Varanasi.

Temple is located on Dashashwamedh Road and is 5 mins from Kashi Vishwanath temple.

Annapurna Temple Varanasi Timings:

Morning Hours: 4:00 am – 11:30 am

Evening hours: 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Aarti Timings: 4:00 pm

How to reach Kashi Vishwanath Temple?

By Air

  1. The nearest airport is at Babatpur airport which is 22 km from Varanasi. The direct flight is available from major cities.

By Train

  1. The nearest railway station is at Varanasi Junction which is 6 km away. From Varanasi city station, the temple is 2 km away. Varanasi is well connected all parts of India. Daily and Weekly trains are running with high frequency.

By Road

  1. Varanasi is well connected with other cities in nearby. Private and Government buses run to Varanasi on daily basis.

Reference Link: History


  1. Goddess Annapurna of Varanasi is referred to have been worshiped before 5000 BC in a research publication in USA> Is this deity the same? Dayanand Saxena