Is there anything more rewarding that serving thousands of people everyday without asking for anything in return? It requires a great amount of manpower, skill and dedication to do that. We’ve got you a list of jumbo kitchens across India that seem to be penetrating our senses each day with lovely food as they nourish our souls.
These 5 temples across India (also famous globally) prepare and offer free food to everyone who comes to them.
1. The Golden Temple, Amritsar
Residing in the heart of Punjab, The Golden Temple prepares lip smacking food each day. It can be noted that their jumbo kitchen prepares about 2,00,000 rotis and 1.5 tonnes of daal. Their kitchen uses up nearly 100 LPG cylinders each day but they never refuse anybody for food, irrespective of their cast, creed or colour. The langar food here is hard to resist.
2. The Sri Sai Sansthan Prasadalaya, Shirdi
Combining spirituality and technology, this jumbo kitchen in Shirdi serves only the best. It is the largest solar power operated kitchen in the country that serves nearly 40,000 people each day. They also distribute thousands of breakfast packets in the early morning hours to people without any cost.
3. ISCKON Temples
The ISCKON Foundations Akshaya Patra is a non-profit organization with its headquarters in Hubli, Karnataka. It is known to prepare meals for nearly 150,000 people within 5 hours every day. ISCKON runs the largest school lunch program that provides meals to thousands of children studying in rural schools. The packs are nutritious and hygienic.
4. Vaishno Devi, Jammu
The Vaishno Devi Shrine Board prepares food and serves nearly lakhs of pilgrims who come to the heavenly shrine each day. While you’re walking upwards to worship the Gods, you will enjoy the journey even more with hot and freshly prepared Rajma Chawal and much more!
5. Tirupati Balaji, Andhra Pradesh
The temple of Tirupati Balaji temple in Andhra Pradesh offers Annadanam to thousands of pilgrims. Annadanam basically means serving food to the masses without asking for anything in return. It is considered as the greatest form of worship since the Vedas and even today, this temple continues to do so for anyone who visits the temple.
Offering food free of cost to the worshipers of God is simply the best human gesture there ever was. These jumbo kitchens across the country have made their noble name worldwide for the service they are offering and feeding many hungry souls.