It is #lunchtime at the Golden Temple and hundreds of #volunteers of all ages are busy preparing #food for the 100,000 people who eat here everyday, for free.
The #langar , a free community #kitchen where everyone is welcome for a free meal, is at the core of #Sikh teachings about equality and oneness.
Tradition tells that, nearly 500 years ago, Guru Nanak, the first Sikh guru, disappeared at the age of 30 after having a vision. Three days later, he reappeared, saying only that "there is no Hindu and there is no Muslim.” With these words, and the belief attached to them that all are equal before God, the Sikh faith was born along with the revolutionary idea, for the cast dominated society of that time, that a place should exist where everyone, regardless of #religion or social status, could sit on the ground together as equals and eat the same food.
#Amritsar , #India , December 2018 - 7 minutes ago