Annapurna temple lies in Vishwanath lane, near Kashi Vishwanath Temple, at a distance of about 4 km from Cantt. railway station, Varanasi, U.P., India. The temple, bigger than the Vishwanath temple, is dedicated to Goddess Annapurna- the Goddess of food & prosperity. She is supposed to be the incarnation of Goddess Parvati. It is believed that her devotees never suffer from hunger & starvation. The temple belongs to Dashnami Shaiva Paramhans Sannyasis and comes under Annapurna math. The deity is worshipped as one of the many forms of Goddess Durga (Mahagauri Durga) and is worshipped on the 8th day of Navratri. The temple has two idols of the Goddess made of gold & brass. Brass idol is accessible to devotees daily, while gold one is open for darshan, on a day before Deepawali. Food is served to all the devotees as Prasad (annadan) of Annapurna Devi daily. The idols of Kuber, Sun, Ganesha, Vishnu & Hanuman can also be seen in the temple premises. The temple attracts a large number of devotees during Annakut festival. (Arti Darshan: Mangala-4am, Bhog-11:30am, Sandhya-7pm, Shayan-10pm).