Located at the very centre of the Chinmaya Vibhooti campus, Annashree is the dining and kitchen area. It is designed to seat 600 people at a time, and to serve more than 1,800 people during any one meal. The dining area is spacious and airy with high ceilings and full-length windows through which the beautiful greenery of Chinmaya Vibhooti can be vividly seen. The floor is covered with lovely Jaisalmer stone.
One of the unique features of the kitchen is the use of solar energy to cook most of the food. Water, using solar energy, is preheated to almost 90°C and the food is then served from gigantic bain-marie steam containers. The entire kitchen is especially hygienic with the latest equipment which includes multiple dishwashing machines to clean plates, cups and glasses.
The saattvika, wholesome and tasty food is served at one or more of the six serving counters, by the dedicated and cheerful Annashree team. Different menus are drawn up for different camps depending upon the ethnicity of the crowd expected. Mealtimes are considered sacred in all Chinmaya Mission ashrams. Lunch and dinner begin with the recitation of Chapter 15 of the Bhagavad-gita, and end with the chanting of the Mangalam Mantra.
Pune, Maharashtra 412108
Chinmaya Vibhooti Swagat Team:
+91-9689891959 (9 AM to 6 PM daily)