Not only does the city of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh belong to Mahadev, it is also called the food field. Mahadev had sought alms from Mata Annapurna in Varanasi itself. Mother Annapurna has special significance in Varanasi.
An idol of Mata Annapurna was stolen about 150 years ago. About 150 years ago from Kashi, the stolen statue had reached Canada.
The statue of Mother Annapurna, which reached Canada after being stolen from Kashi 150 years ago, is going to be installed again in Kashi. UP CM Yogi Adityanath will consecrate this statue in Kashi on November 15. According to the information, on November 11, the statue of Annapurna Mata will leave for Varanasi in a vehicle equipped with Delhi. There will be stops in many districts falling on the way of the statue where Maa Annapurna will be welcomed. The idol of Annapurna Mata is coming back on the initiative of the Prime Minister. It is being said that the idol is likely to be installed in Shrikashi Vishwanath Dham. However, its formal announcement has not been made yet.
The statue disappeared 150 years ago
The ancient statue of Mother Annapurna will be installed in Kashi. The statue of Mother Annapurna has been sent back to India by the Government of Canada. This ancient statue of Mata Annapurna has food in one hand and kheer in the other. On November 11, it will be brought to Delhi through a vehicle equipped. The vehicle carrying the statue of Mother Annapurna from Delhi will stop at Kannauj on 12th via Aligarh and after that it will reach Kanpur on 13th and Ramnagari to Ayodhya on 14th. Everywhere the goddess Annapurna, who nourishes the world, will be felicitated. On November 15, the statue of Mother Annapurna will reach Kashi, the city of her and Mahadev.
what the experts say
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had talked about bringing back this statue of Mata Annapurna from Canada in the Mann Ki Baat program in November last year. Experts say that 150 years ago there is information about the disappearance of the idol of Mother Annapurna from Kashi. Professor Ram Narayan Dwivedi, General Secretary of Kashi Vidvat Parishad, says that cultural pride has been restored due to the arrival of the idol in India. Prabodhini Ekadashi is on 15th November in Dharmanagari Kashi under the value of Udaya Tithi. On this day Lord Vishnu wakes up after Chaturmas. On this auspicious day, Mother Annapurna will return to her abode, Kashi.