Feeding the hungry is a time-honored tradition among people of many faiths, all over the world. In Amritsar, India, the Sikh gather in Sri Harmander Sahib to serve 100,000 meals every single day of the year in a kitchen that never closes.
The langar, or community kitchen, found in this gurdwara(temple) is the largest free kitchen on the planet, serving literally tons of food from a sprawling complex of white marble and gold.
The food never runs out, all are welcome, and no one ever pays any money.
With its crowds swelling to some 150,000 on any day, this Sikh temple sees more daily traffic than the India’s most popular tourist attraction, the Taj Mahal.
Some Sikh Organization joined hands to serve organic langar from April 10 to 13 as part of Baisakhi celebrations at various gurdwaras in the city. Over 10,000 devotees partook of the community meal daily at Baba Sewa Singh Hall at Sultanwind.
Sikhs are promoting “Nanak Kheti as Uttam Kheti” and making efforts to promote organic farming among farmers. Sri Harmander Sahib has already been serving organic langar and its management are trying its hands at organic farming at its farm attached with Gurdwara Gurusar Satlani Sahib near Attari.
The concept of organic langar is a way to create a direct connect between organic farmers and consumers (devotees).