a n n a l a k s h m i :
a b o u t
w h a t a n n a l a k s h m i m e a n s
'Annalakshmi is the Hindu Goddess of Food and the adage "athithi devo bhava" meaning "the Guest is God" is the motivating factor. This factor is a tribute to the Goddess of Plenty, Annalakshmi. These ideals, the warmth and the service very soon capture the imagination of diners. Annalakshmi provides food for the soul by providing a good meal to those who walk in.'
i n s p i r a t i o n b e h i n d a n n a l a k s h m i
'A Hindu monk once left the shores of India and founded the concept of Annalakshmi - The Indian Vegetarian Restaurant, in Malaysia. From Malaysia, the concept of serving humanity through the arts spread to neighbouring Australia. Here on the banks of the Swan, Annalakshmi has found a new abode to serve the community.Here at Annalakshmi, the food is prepared and served with love and the undiminished notion of service to humanity. Volunteer staff strives to touch the hearts of our guests everyday.The Hindu monk behind the wonder that is Annalakshmi is Swami Shantanand Saraswathi (or Swamiji), who has inspired us to serve you our dear guests. Through your generosity you not only give us the honour and privilege to serve you with the culinary and performing arts but also allow us to help the underprivileged in India via The Temple of Service, providing free food and medical services.'
Both quotes from this page have been taken from Annalakshmi on the Swan's website.