The sacred offering of food
Bhikshaam dehi kripavalambanakari,
Mata Annapoorneshwari!
Food is a great leveller indeed. Irrespective of their station in life, people's level of satisfaction is the same when their hunger is appeased. Dhanam(charity) like bhoo-daan(donating land) and go-daan(donating cows) can be performed only by wealthy people, but annadhanam is within reach of everyone.
Annadhanam & King Karna
Mahabharata, the great Indian epic, tells the story of king Karna. He was a renowned philanthropist known for donating money, gold and land, but not food. After death, Karna travelled to Swarga(heaven). To satiate his hunger, he realised that he had to suck his index finger when asked for food. Upon enquiring, when a starving stranger approached him, Karna had used his index finger to point at the place where food was. Food is the only charity that motivates the receiver into claiming that he is satisfied. Other acts of charity are likely never to satiate a person.
Food - The Lifeline for every being
Hunger was described as a disease by our forefathers. Generally, unfortunate conditions cause distress to the human body. But hunger causes pain to the soul. Hunger pangs are known as 'pini'. The people who helped to cure them were aptly named pasippini maruthuvar(hunger doctor) by our elders.
For kruta yuga it's tapas,
for treta yuga it's knowledge, and for dvapara yuga it's yagnam.
The best form of dharmam in kaliyugam is dhanam.
The highest of dhanam is annadhanam (the sacred offering of food)
Our Trust's Nithya Annadhanam in Tamil Nadu
In line with Kodi Thatha's instructions, Nithya annadhanam has been offered at our centres for the past four years, centrally operated from Chennai. The monthly ration for the annadhanam is procured at Chennai and then distributed to the other areas. Well trained volunteers & staff prepare high-quality vegetarian food in a healthy and clean environment—no onion & garlic is used in the cooking.

Kodi Swami Thava Bhoomi Temple,
Daily 12 Noon - 2:00 PM

Kodi Swami
Annadhanam Koodam
6/49B, Kodi Swamy Mandapa Salai
Daily 12 Noon - 2:00 PM

Kodi Swami Annadhanam Koodam
Near Varuna lingam
Evening 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Plot 108, Thirumalai Nagar 6th Cross Street, Perungudi
Daily 12 Noon - 1:30 PM


Availability of annaprasadham at the various locations is time-bound. Therefore, It is on a first-come, first basis.

There is no meaning to the wealth gained by a person who does not spend it on feeding the poor and deserving.
- Thiruvalluvar
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