Let’s take a quick journey back to the ancient time when “the epic tale of Bharatha Dynasty, Mahabharata” was set. A key event in the tale is when Kaurava princes outwitted the Pandava princes on the ill-fated dice game and condemned them to an exile of 12 years.
The glorious tradition of feeding guests and visitors to their utmost satisfaction was prevalent during the era of Bharatha. When the Pandavas were in exile in the forest, many well-wishers such as sages, kings, and ministers came to visit them to offer comfort in the time of distress. However, Draupadi found it extremely difficult to extend the customary hospitality to the umpteen guests who visited them. This was due to the fact that they were facing abject poverty and scarcity of food due to living in forest where nothing was available.
One fine day, Lord Krishna came to visit the Pandavas surrounded by his coterie of noble men. As the men sat around to discuss current scenarios and further steps, Draupadi was sitting alone in the kitchen sulking. Krishna noticed that something was amiss as his sister Draupadi didn’t come to invite him. Having excused himself from the group of men, he entered into the kitchen to find a weeping Draupadi. She bowed her head before Krishna and showed him an empty pot in which she used to cook rice.
“This is all I have in my kitchen, Krishna.” She said weeping. “Thank you sister, this is all I need.” Replied Krishna with an assured smile. Draupadi just stood there baffled. “Look Carefully,” said Krishna “Is the pot really empty?” She looked carefully at the vessel and found a single grain of rice inside the pot. “A single grain of rice, when offer to God with love and humility becomes the seed that feeds and satiates the whole universe.” said Krishna.
“He then ate that single grain of rice. And at that time, for that day, the whole universe was satiated. This miraculous event is commemorated as the day of “Aksaya Tritiya” every year which is celebrated as the festival of harvest. As Krishna felt sad about the current predicament her sister was in, he chanted slogans of Lord Surya. Blessed by this, Lord Surya gave “Aksaya Patra” the inexhaustible vessel to Yudhisthira, the eldest of the Pandavas.
Aksaya Patra, also known as Atchaya Patra, the inexhaustible vessel that eternally offers food to the hungry symbolizes the preservation and continuation of life on planet Earth. We believe in the sanctity of food and the essential part it plays in keeping the vitality and balance of this planet intact. Therefore, we need not look much further than the name “AtchayaPatra” for our company.
The food that we offer you is prepared in a neoteric factory, yet it is not the same as the regular food that’s available in hotels. Our food has the blend of taste that evokes the Homemade Feel.
We are passionate about cooking. We experiment with different tastes and textures, tingeing from the South Indian culinary culture to create our own personal recipes. However, we try to remain faithful to the authentic Tamil Nadu traditions, flavors, and ingredients.
To have a South Indian meal, served on a banana leaf is one of the best experience you can have in Madurai. This town is famous for its exquisite food offerings and we offer the best meal in town.