Langar – Feeding the People

For the volunteers handing out food here, this is more than just good charitable work. For them this is a religious duty enshrined by the founder of the Sikh religion, Guru Nanak, over 500 years ago. At a time of deep division by caste and religious infighting between Hindus and Muslims in India, Guru Nanak called for equality for all and set forward the concept of Langar – a kitchen where donated produce, prepared into wholesome vegetarian curry by volunteers, is freely served to the community on a daily basis.

via BBC News – Why homeless Britons are turning to the Sikh community for food.

As the economy collapsed, more people started showing up at the temples for food.

Today, thousands of free Langar meals are served everyday in Sikh temples throughout the UK. The Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara in Southall, thought to be the biggest Sikh temple outside of India, says it alone serves 5,000 meals on weekdays and 10,000 meals on weekends.

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One Response

  1. Reblogged this on punjabikaur and commented:
    It’s not really religious. It’s more seva and doing good for the people. Being equals if you will

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