Golden Temple History
Golden Temple which is located in Amritsar is the most famous Gurudwara of the Country. It temple is also known as Harmandir Sahib or Darbar Sahib.
Daily Langar is provided in the Golden Temple, which is also known to be Guru ka Langar. Guru ka Langar is open for all the people, irrespective of caste, creed, race, and religion. The tradition of the Guru ka langar was started by Guru Nanak Dev Ji and then established by the guru Shri Guru Amar Das Ji. The Golden Temple has one of the biggest community kitchens in the world.
Golden Temple Langar Details
On an average day, around 75,000 people eat a free meal here in the Langar Hall. The Kitchen has the capacity of around 5,000 people. Women play a very important role in the preparation of meals. The children also help in serving food to the devotees.
The Kitchen has the automated roti-maker, which can make 25,000 rotis an hour, which is just amazing. More than 100 gas cylinders and around 5,000 kilos of firewood are used to prepare the meals. There are 2 Kitchens to prepare food. The Sewadars make sure on a daily basis that is meal is cooked and delivered on time. The meals prepared for Langar are vegetarian and Nutritious.
Golden Temple Langar Details Timings
The first meal has to be ready by 8 am when the devotees start streaming in. Langar meal is served at all hours of the day. People of all social statuses, whether Rich or Poor share a meal as equals, sitting on the floor in a line, which is also known as Pangat. With Saying “Jo bole so Nihal, Sat Sri Akal”, people start eating. Here Hygiene is given most importance, both before and after the Langar. Each plate is washed at least 5 times before using again.