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Kitchen in a Hindu Home – Remember These Things to Get Blessing of Goddess Annapurna and Lakshmi

As per Hindu religious belief, Goddess Annapurna, the goddess of food, and Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, resides together in the kitchen.

The kitchen should never face the main road or main gate of the house.

Milk should not boil over. It is believed that this will result in misunderstanding among family members. Some Hindu communities believe that it will cause mental illness in the family. It is also believed that boiling over of milk and spreading in kitchen results in financial damage and fights with relatives.

(Please note that in South India, milk is deliberately allowed to boil over when the first cooking is done in a new home – this is considered auspicious and a sign of bounty.)

Chapatti, poori and other similar items should be made only on rolling board (chakala). The best rolling board is one made from stone. If the board has legs then there should be three legs. Roti should not be made on the kitchen slab. The belief is that diseases will never leave such houses. There will also be financial damage. Roti should always be made on rolling board. The first roti should be given to a cow or any other animal.

It is auspicious to place the murti of Ladoo Gopal or the picture or painting of baby Krishna eating makkan or butter in the kitchen.

Maa Annapurna only resides in those homes that are neat and clean.

All vessels should be washed on the day itself. Unwashed vessels lying overnight will drive away Goddess Lakshmi. It invites various misfortunes, which includes bad health of family members and financial damage.

There is no restriction in cooking non-vegetarian food in the kitchen.

Some Hindu communities have their puja room in the kitchen and this is considered highly auspicious.