The Annapurna Temple, located At Chittorgarh Fort In Chittorgarh District, Rajasthan is dedicated to Goddess Mahalakshmi. The temple is located 182 Km From Ajmer, 158 Km From Bundi And 112 Km From Udaipur and is accessible by road and rail.
The temple is one of the many, within the compound of the Chittorgarh Fort, located on it's western side. The temple is said to date back to the early 1300's, built by Maharana Hamir Singh Ist. The temple is dedicated to the memory of Annapurna (Barvadi), A Female Saint Considered to be the Incarnation Of the Chittor Mother Goddess, Amba Mata.
The temple is synonymous with the devotees who flock there to pray for Good Wealth, Prosperity and freedom from debt. Legends also associate the temple with granting devotees fame, courage, skillful speech and the capacity to attain positions of nobility.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Removal of debt
- Good health
- Family welfare
- Attainment of noble positions
Namasthesthu Mahamaye Sri Petesura Poojithey Sanguchakra Gatha Hasthey Mahalakshmi Namosthuthey Namasthey Garudaroodey Kolasurea Bayankari Sarva Papa Hare Devi Mahalakshmi Namosthutehy
Meaning -Oh all powerful Mahalakshmi, the seat of wealth and who devas worship, salutations to you, for you are one who has a conch, a disc and a mace in your hands.
Namastulasi Kalyaani Namo Vishhnupriye Shubhe Namo Moksha Pradey Devii Namah Sampatpradaayinee
Meaning -I bend down to Tulasi, who is so dear to Lord Vishnu and who bestows good luck on devotees, who helps one attain salvation and who bestows wealth on all devotees.
Samudra Vasaney Devi Parvathasthana Madale ; Vishnupatnii Namasthubhyam Paadha Sparsham Kshamashamey
Meaning -Oh Mother Earth, I beg your forgiveness for placing my feet on you, the one who wears oceans, forests and mountains and Lord Vishnu's wife, I bow to you.
Lakshmi Ksheera Samudra Raaja Tanaya Sree Ranga Dhaameshvari Daasi Bhootha Samasata Deva Vanithaam Lokaika Deepankuram Sreeman Manda Kataaksha Labdha Vibhava Brahmendra Gangaadharam Tvaam Trailokya Kudumbineem Sarasijam Vande Mukunda Priyaam");
Meaning - Goddess Lakshmi, the daughter of the ocean of milk's king, whose residence is Srirangam, who all the divine ladies serve in heaven, who guides the world with her light, the one on whom the eternal glances of Brahma, Indra and Shiva falls, I bow down to thee, Lord Krishna's beloved.");