I’m in the Punjab for a few days on my way north towards the Tibetan plateau and a river I’ve got a date with.
Here in Amritsar is the Golden Temple, the holy epicenter for Sikhs worldwide. A hallmark of the Sikh faith is the “langar’, or community kitchen, where all visitors are served a free meal regardless of faith, caste, economic status or ethnicity. The langar is a keystone in the Sikh faith espousing true equality between all people. The Golden Temple’s langar is the largest in the world, serving between 50,000 – 75,000 people per day, EVERY DAY. It is an act of monumental service and human connection that requires an army of volunteers working around the clock 365 days a year.