Annapurna, Anna-purna, Annapūrṇā, Annapūrṇa: 9 definitions



Annapurna means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Śāktism

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.

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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.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Annapūrṇā (अन्नपूर्णा).—A devī in the cintāmaṇigṛha.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 36. 23.
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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Annapūrṇā (अन्नपूर्णा).—f.

(-rṇā) A goddess, a form of Durga. E. anna, and pūrṇa who fills with.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Annapūrṇa (अन्नपूर्ण):—[=anna-pūrṇa] [from anna] mfn. filled with or possessed of food

2) Annapūrṇā (अन्नपूर्णा):—[=anna-pūrṇā] [from anna-pūrṇa > anna] f. Name of a goddess, a form of Durgā.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). 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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