Three Interesting Facts About The Akshaya Patra

Krishna's Mercy

[Krishna eating from Akshaya Patra]“When the devotees are put into difficulty, they have an opportunity to recollect the Lord with rapt attention. So Draupadi was thinking of Lord Krishna in that dangerous position, and the all-pervading Lord could at once know the dangerous position of His devotees. He therefore came there on the scene and asked Draupadi to give whatever food she might have in her stock.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Shrimad Bhagavatam, 1.15.11 Purport)

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One of the four pillars of sinful life, gambling can take down any person, even someone who is typically sober-minded. Maharaja Yudhishthira got tricked into wagering with the wicked Duryodhana and his clan. The result was not pretty. The leader of the Pandavas, Yudhishthira basically lost everything. He and his four brothers had to live in exile, in the forest, for twelve years. The thirteenth would have to be spent incognito, and if they…

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