Tanjore Painting of Goddess Annapurna Is the Hindu Goddess of Food and Cooking Whose Image Is Often Found in Indian Kitchens, Dining Rooms and Restaurants. Her Name Comes From the Sanskrit, Anna, Meaning “Food” or “Grains,” and Purna, Meaning “Perfect” or “Full.” She Is the Symbol of Nourishing Care, Watching Over Both Physical Nourishment and the Nourishment of the Soul. She Further Symbolizes Prosperity, Charity and Providence.