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KVT Readies 15L Plan For Modern Plant to upgrade anna kshetra at Lord Vishwanath Temple

Varanasi: Kashi Vishwanath Temple is all set to upgrade its anna kshetra by replacing the traditional kitchen with a modular one. With this face-lift, Lord Vishwanath and his disciples will soon be able to feast on choicest food prepared in a high-tech modular kitchen at Kashi Vishwanath Temple (KVT), a la 'anna kshetras' (food courts) of local Annapurna temple.

"As it is belived that nobody in Lord Shiva's abode Kashi sleeps on empty stomach, courtesy Goddess Annapurna. In line with this belief, Kashi Vishwanath and Goddess Annapurna temples here have been operating 'anna kshetras' for centuries. In order to provide stomach-full and healthy food to the devotees and people coming to these 'anna kshetras' the kitchen of Annapurna temple have already adopted modern technique. Now, this time KVT has decided to modify its anna kshetra by replacing the traditional kitchen with a modular one," said a KVT priest.
"A proposal worth Rs 15 lakh is ready to convert the existing KVT kitchen into a high-tech modular facility," said KVT's chief executive officer A K Awasthi. Divisional commissioner R M Srivastava met temple officials on Tuesday to discuss the proposal.

In the morning, Lord Vishwanath is offered 'bhog' of 'halwa' with regular food item while 'kheer' is prepared in the evening in the same kitchen.

"After offering 'bhog' to Lord Shiva, 'sanyasis' and other devotees are served food at the anna kshetra of KVT," Awasthi added. Kashi Annapurna Anna Kshetra Trust that governs the Annapurna temple next to KVT, already has ultra-modern kitchens for its 'anna kshetras'. Annapurna temple's Mahant Rameshwar Pu ri said, "As the number of pilgrims and devotees who availed facility of our 'anna kshetras' was quite high, we wanted to augment our kitchens. After visiting Shringeri temple in South India, we decided to replicate its kitchen in our anna kshetras."

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