Annakshetra (Kitchen / Dining area)
A food centre that helps in meditation. Food plays a very important part in the practice of Yoga and meditation. The type of food that one eats, determines the type of mind that one will have. That is why at Shantam special attention and care has been given to purity and cleanliness, etc. Shantam's kitchen will be spread over an area of approximately 625 sq.ft., while the dining hall will be of around 1000 sq.ft. The act of eating, here, would feel like undergoing a 'yagya' – it would be that pure and holy. This act would help in bringing peace into oneself. Those taking part in the meditation course would be requested to have at least one meal daily in the Shantam dining hall. This would also be a part of the course. That is why prime importance is being given to the kitchen and dining areas in Shantam.