Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday toured his parliamentary constituency Varanasi to inaugurate the largest mega-kitchens in India called Shri Kashi Vishwanath Anna Kshetra. This kitchen is said to be bigger than other mega-kitchens like Golden Temple, Shirdi Sai Trust, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam, Akshay Patra, etc.
The Indian Mega-Kitchen
It is stated that Shri Kashi Vishwanath Anna Kshetra has approximately 50,000 square feet area that has been built over five floors. It took Rs 13 crores to build the structure and it is a state-of-the-art facility that will serve both north Indian and south Indian food every day for all the devotees who visit Kashi Vishwanath temple.
For now, the mega kitchen can serve 5,000 devotees per day and the plans are also underway to increase the number to 15,000. In a similar fashion to the mega kitchens like Golden temple, Shirdi Sai Sansthan, Akshaypatra and Tirupati Balaji, etc, the Shri Kashi Vishwanath Anna Kshetra will also perform steam-based cooking.
“We are very keen on the response we would receive on Mahashivratri, which is on Friday this week, we will size up the capacity because everything in it is based on a mechanized system. So, we can double the number in a subject of hours,” Vishal Singh, CEO of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple Trust told Financial express.
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On a visit to Varanasi, PM Narendra Modi also launched other major projects like Mahakal express which connects between Kashi and Indore near Ujjain, and the opening ceremony of 63-feet high Ashtadhatu statue of Deen Dayal Upadhyay in Deen Dayal Upvan developed by Varanasi Development Authority.