Annapurna Jayanti is believed to be the day when Goddess Annapurna – Hindu goddess of food and cooking – incarnated on earth. Annapurna Jayanti 2016 date is December 13. It is observed on the Purnima or full moon day in the month of Margasheersha. Annapurna Vrat is observed during the period by certain Hindu communities.
The day is of great importance in Goddess Annapurna Temples and in Kashi or
It is believed that at Kashi, while Lord Shiva grants Moskha, Goddess Parvati as
Annapurna makes sure that food is available to all living beings.
There are several legends associated with
Annapurna Jayanti and you can read in the following posts.