There is no better way to serve humanity than to supply delicious food to millions of human souls daily. It takes lots of efforts in preparing food for millions of people every day. It needs a lot of endurance and manpower to mingle taste with pleasure. Explore about mega kitchens of India that serve amazing food to its guests at no cost. These mega kitchens have received a global appreciation for their massive level of gastronomic preparations. Know more about these jumbo kitchens of India.
The most significant religious place of Sikhs, Golden Temple attracts a huge number of visitors and devotees with its sheer magnificence, religious significance and undoubtedly with the super-delicious food. The kitchen of Golden Temple in Amritsar is world famous and prepares at least 2, 00,000 rotis, 1.5 ton of daal and other dishes to serve around 1, 00,000 people every day. For completing this huge production, the free kitchen of Golden Temple uses 100 LPG cylinders and 5,000 kg firewood every day. People are served here without any discrimination of caste, creed and religious faith.
Food is prepared in this kitchen by combining together spirituality and technology. It is supposed to be one of the largest solar kitchens in India. The place has minimum 4 rooftops that are arranged with 73 solar dishes. The kitchen caters to almost 40,000 meals daily. It also prepares thousands of breakfast packets that are distributed among people during the early morning hours.
This temple glorifies spirituality by serving around 100,000 people on a festival and about 25,000 people on a regular day. As per the local myths, Goddess Laxmi herself cooks in the kitchen of this temple and all others are her helpers. The temple holds strong religious significance among the devotees and a number of people come to relish the meal here. ‘Mahaprasad' served among 50,000 devotees at the temple has maintained its appeal, which is prepared by 600-700 cooks.
The temple sees arrivals of greatest number of devotees in Southern India. Situated in Udupi town, Dharmathala Manjunath Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is completely managed by a single family. This family is following their duty from last 21 generations. The temple’s Annadanam kitchen prepares minimum 70 quintals of rice and 15 quintals of vegetables and also uses 2000 of coconuts daily. Its huge hall provides space to around 2500 people for dining at a time.
Akshaya Patra is a non-profit organization of ISCKON Foundations. Its Mega-Kitchen is situated in Hubli. It has automated arrangements to cook at least 150,000 meals in less than 5 hours. Charity is the main interest of this foundation, which provides mid-day meals in the rural schools for under privileged children. It is really praiseworthy that they serve essential thing like food to them. Packed food provided to those kids is hygienic and healthy.
Everyday Tirupati temple serves free delicious food to a huge number of the pilgrims visiting the place. As per the lessons of Vedas, “offering food without taking anything in return is supposed to be the best form of worship” and the temple follows. Serving food to the devotees is considered more valuable than attaining heaven.
Situated amidst the breathtaking Western Ghats ranges of Karnataka, Kukke Subramanya Temple is dedicated to Lord Kukke Subramanya. The temple serves free hygienic food to its visitors. The food served is really very delicious and a must have for all. One should definitely have prasadam at this temple on his visit to Karnataka.
The famous shrine of Vaishno Devi is known for serving huge number of pilgrims daily with really delicious food for free. Bhandaras are set up at different checkpoints en-route your journey to Vaishno Devi. Your pilgrimage towards the shrine can become more interesting with hot and fresh free food, especially in weather as cold as that of Vaishno Devi.