The Langar of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib


The Sikh Gurudwara Bangla Sahib (ਗੁਰੂਦਵਾਰਾ ਬੰਗਲਾ ਸਾਹਿਬ) at Connaught Place, New Delhi, is considered the most prominent Sikh place of worship in Delhi.  It was the residence of to the 8th Sikh Guru Har Krishan (who was made the youngest every Guru at 5 years of age) in 1664, where he used the well water to help the suffering of a smallpox and cholera epidemic.

Every gurdwara has a Langar, or kitchen, that prepares food which is given freely to anyone, no matter the gender, colour, race, religion, creed, caste, age, or social status, and in doing so, establishing equality. The food is prepared by gursikhs and an army of volunteers. The volunteers do everything from chopping, preparing and cooking. Anyone can volunteer, any one can be a part of this system, anyone can be a part of the community. 

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