Guru Gobind Singh Ji


Langar



The Langar is an open kitchen found in all Sikh Gurudwaras, which provide free meals to visitors and sevadars. The Langar was instituted by
Guru Nanak DevJi, and is open to the public. The food served in the Langar is vegetarian in deference to the food restrictions of visitors of other faiths. Participants in the Langar are served while seated on the floor, a tradition emphasizing the equality of all persons. Sharing food is important as the Gurus taught that all Sikhs should share their possessions. All the work involved in preparing the food, serving it and clearing up afterwards is called 'Seva' which means voluntary, selfless service.
Langar
The institution of Langar abolishes the corruption of rigid castism and varna ashrams. It was put on permanent footing by Guru Amar Das Ji, the third Guru of the sikhs who made it obligatory for all who came to seek his blessings, to take meals in the common kitchen first. Even emperor Akbar had to dine first when he came for Darshan of the third Guru at Goindwal Sahib.
Langar
The Gurudwara Langar Sahib is ancient Langar place of Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. This Gurudwara finds its origin from the fact that have an adulation of Baba Nidhan Singh Ji, who actually had ‘Darshan’ of Guru Gobind Singh Ji along with his Eagle and Horse. Dashmesh pita directed Baba Ji to start the age old tradition of ‘Langar’ at this place by uttering these words “HATH TERA KHISA MERA” which means you should do the work of preparation and distribution that is serving langar among the devotees where as I will take care of expenses.
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From that day Guru ka Langar is running in its splendid manners for its worthy cause. Here priority of Seva goes to Langar which is available 24 hours, day and night, round the clock, without any discrimination. Hot tea is also served in the Langar whole day and one feels quite at home while reaching here after long journey. Langar is also provided for devotees in Train and for their long journey. About two thousand people can dine together in the huge hall of Langar. Preparation of lunch starts at night 2 a.m.
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sevadar and devotees contribute for cutting vegetables, making chapattis. Very big utensils are used for preparation of food. Hot water required for cooking food is taken from very big solar water heater. All the used utensils are washed and cleaned with hot water for sterilization. Now a hi-tech solar plant is installed for generation of steam required for food preparation. Gurudwara is geared up for such use of non conventional energy sources. Neatness and cleanliness are strictly observed in the kitchen and langar hall for quality food for devotees.
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Langar Sahib Gurudwara Management is always ready to help govt. in the situations of natural calamities. Langar is freely served in rehabilitation camps in floods, in affected schools, collages and at places when ever there is starvation because of some natural calamities like flood, earthquake, and food shortage etc. Devotees feel themselves blissful after taking langar at Gurudwara Langar Sahib as they suppose it like Guru ka prasad.
Langar's Solar Plant












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