Post by Admin | 18 June 2020

How do Sikhs organize community kitchen or Langars in Sikhism


The Langar or free network kitchen is a sign of the Sikh confidence. It was set up by the principal Guru of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev Ji, around the time of 1481. It is intended to maintain the guideline of correspondence between all individuals of the world paying little mind to religion, position, shading, doctrine, age, sex, or societal position; to wipe out the extraordinary neediness on the planet, and to realize the introduction of "caring networks". Notwithstanding the standards of uniformity, the convention of Langar communicates the morals of sharing, network, comprehensiveness, and unity of all mankind. "..the Light of God is in all hearts." (Guru Granth Sahib, 282) Without precedent for history, Guruji structured an organization in which all individuals would sit on the floor together, as equivalents, to eat a similar basic food. It is here that all individuals high or low, rich or poor, male or female, all demonstration the equivalent pangat (actually "column" or "line") to share and partake in the food together.


Everybody is free to share the Langar; nobody is dismissed. The food is ordinarily served two times every day, each day of the year. Every week a family or a few families volunteer to give and set up the Langar. This is liberal, as there might be a few hundred individuals to take care of, and cooks are not permitted. All the readiness, the cooking and the cleaning up is finished by volunteers and additionally by willful assistants (Sewadars). Other than the Langars connected to gurdwaras, there are extemporized outdoors Langars at the hour of celebrations and gurpurbs. Exceptionally masterminded Langars on such events are presumably the most to a great extent went to network dinners anyplace on the planet. There may be a hundred thousand individuals participating in food at a solitary supper in one such langar. Any place Sikhs are, they have set up their Langars. In their supplications, the Sikhs look for from the Almighty the kindness. Gurdwaras across Punjab, Haryana and Delhi is getting ready langar to take care of the destitute during the across the nation.


Beginning Of Word 'Langar'

Master ka Langar (lit. 'Masters' collective eating corridor) is a network kitchen run for the sake of the Guru. Frequently alluded to as the Guru's Kitchen it is normally a little room appended to a gurdwara, yet at bigger gurdwaras, for example, the Harmandir Sahib, it assumes the appearance of a military kitchen with assignments organized so groups of sewadars get ready huge amounts of food (all dinners are veggie lover) for a large number of the Gurus' visitors every day. Langar, is supposed to be a Persian word that deciphers as 'an almshouse', 'a refuge for poor people and the down and out', 'an open kitchen once kept by an extraordinary man for his devotees and dependants, sacred people and the penniless.' Some researchers follow the word langar to Sanskrit analgarh (cooking room). In Persian, the particular term langar has been being used in an indistinguishable sense. Notwithstanding the word itself, the organization of langar is additionally discernible in the Persian custom. Langars were a typical component of the Sufi habitats in the twelfth and thirteenth hundreds of years. Indeed, even today some dargahs, or places of worship celebrating Sufi holy people, run langars, as Khwaja Mu'in ud-Din Chishti's at Ajmer. Langar administration in progress at Spain Forum 2004 The organization of Guru ka Langar has served the network from multiple points of view. It has guaranteed the interest of ladies and kids in an undertaking of administration for humanity. Ladies assume a significant job in the arrangement of dinners, and the youngsters help in serving food to the pangat. Langar additionally shows the decorum of sitting and eating in a network circumstance, which has had an extraordinary impact in maintaining the uprightness of equality of every single individual; giving a welcome, secure and ensured asylum.




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