Definition of Anapurna

1. Noun. Wife of Siva and a benevolent aspect of Devi: Hindu goddess of plenty.

Exact synonyms: Annapurna, Parvati
Generic synonyms: Hindu Deity

2. Noun. A mountain in the Himalayas in Nepal (26,500 feet high).
Exact synonyms: Annapurna
Group relationships: Kingdom Of Nepal, Nepal, Himalaya, Himalaya Mountains, Himalayas
Generic synonyms: Mountain Peak

Lexicographical Neighbors of Anapurna

Ananas comosus
Anaphalis margaritacea
Anaplasma centrale
Anaplasma marginale
Anaplasma ovis
Anas acuta
Anas americana
Anas clypeata
Anas crecca
Anas discors
Anas penelope
Anas platyrhynchos
Anas querquedula
Anas rubripes
Anasa tristis

Literary usage of Anapurna

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Cities of India by Sir George Forrest (1903)
"good anapurna, who takes care that none suffer from hunger. She is a very common household deity, and in the Deccan most families include her among their ..."

2. Hindu Infanticide: An Account of the Measures Adopted for Suppressing the by Edward Moor (1811)
"Begam is likewise sometimes applied to Hindu ladies. In common language Bhi/e means also brother. GOVIND RAO'S second wife, anapurna ..."

3. Faiths of Man: A Cyclopædia of Religions by James George Roche Forlong (1906)
"... seated near anapurna, godess of abundance ; and Krishna trampling on the Kalya-Naga of the Jamuna. Beside eternal Brahma, who however has rarely even an ..."

4. Intimate Glimpses of Life in India: A Narrative of Observations, Educational by George Trumbull Ladd (1919)
"Our boat-ride finished, we wandered through some of the thickest parts of the city situated on the banks just over the Ganges. anapurna, or "The Temple of ..."

5. Handbook of the Panjáb, Western Rajpútáná, Kashmír, and Upper Sindh by John Murray (Firm), Edward B. Eastwick (1883)
"... on the height above, and near the temple of anapurna Devi. The rough erect memorial stones on those ..."

6. Sunny Memories of an Indian Winter by Sara H Dunn (1898)
"anapurna, too, the bread- giver of Benares, must have a votive, and the frightful Ganesh, the elephant-headed god of wisdom, must not be passed over. ..."

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