The institution of Guru Ka Langar serves the community in many ways. It ensures the participation of Sikhs in a task of service for mankind. Even Sikh children help in serving food to the people (Sangat). Langar also teaches the etiquette of eating in a community situation. Moreover, it plays a great part in upholding the virtue of equality of all human beings and provides a welcome, secure and protected sanctuary to the needy.
The term langar means literally kitchen where food is prepared and served in a gurdwara to all the visitors (without distinction of background) for free. Only vegetarian food is served, to ensure that all people, regardless of their dietary restrictions, can eat as equals. Langar is open to Sikhs and non-Sikhs alike.
The institution of the langar, or free kitchen, was started by the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak. It was designed to uphold the principle of equality among all people regardless of their religion, caste, color, creed, age, gender or social status – a revolutionary concept in the caste-ridden 16th-century India where Sikhism began. In addition to the ideals of equality, the tradition of langar expresses the ethics of sharing, community, inclusiveness, and oneness of all humankind. As the Gurbani says, “…the Light of God is in all hearts.”
If you wish to sponsor a langar, please contact Kuldeep Dhaliwal.
Kuldeep K. Dhaliwal – (704) 201-5698
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Please note: The person responsible for the Langar Sewa is requested to buy groceries.
For guidance and assistance in preparation of langar, please contact Kuldeep K. Dhaliwal, (704) 201-5698 firstname.lastname@example.org