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Goddess Annadai – Information about Goddess Anna Dai

Goddess Annadai is associated with food and is mainly worshipped by tribal people in India, especially in Central India. Anna Dai represent food and the nourishment that living beings get from it.

The popular legend associated with the Goddess suggests that she appeared on earth to make the land fertile. She took the form of roots and helped plants to grow on earth. Then she shook herself and various grains and seeds appeared from her. It then grew into various crops, plants and trees.

As per the legend, she grew into a fat plant and twelve men cut her down and offered her some kernels that they got from the plant. Symbolically, what she gave to earth is taken back at some point of time.