Annapurna, aka: Annapūrṇā, Anna-purna, Annapūrṇa; 5 Definition(s)
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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)
Annapūrṇā (अन्नपूर्णा, “the giver of food and plenty”).—One of the names of the Goddess, Devī, who is regarded as the female principle of the divine; the embodiement of the energies of the Gods.Source: Wisdom Library: Śāktism
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Annapūrṇā (अन्नपूर्णा).—A devī in the cintāmaṇigṛha.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 36. 23.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Languages of India and abroad
annapūrṇā (अन्नपूर्णा).—f (S) A name of Parvati or Bhavani. She well agrees with Anna Perenna of the Romans. Hence, 2 Applied to a female cook under whose management the daily provision seems blessed and increased. 3 A term for an alms-bag. 4 Also annapūrṇī f A drinking vessel used at Benares. So named after the goddess.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Annapūrṇa (अन्नपूर्ण).—a. filled with, possessed of, food.
-rṇā a form of Durgā (the goddess of plenty); °ईश्वरी (īśvarī) Name of Durgā or a form of Bhairavī.
Annapūrṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms anna and pūrṇa (पूर्ण).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-rṇā) A goddess, a form of Durga. E. anna, and pūrṇa who fills with.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)