“Langar” is defined as a free community kitchen open to all, regardless of religious background. The food is prepared by members of the community, or a family, to feed all who come to Gurdwara – the Court of the Guru. 

During Langar people from many different backgrounds sit together equally, and talk with one another, learning about each other’s point of view.

The Golden Temple in Punjab, India is known to serve langar to about 100,000 people a day. 

~ Sikh Dharma International Glossary ( and Living Reality (1994) by Bibiji Inderjit Kaur Khalsa.