Langar is the name given to free community kitchen run by the Sikh Gurus and their followers. It is known as Guru-Ka-Langar. It is served to everybody without any consideration of caste, color, creed and status in the society. It is an important institution in Sikhi. When Guru Nanak Sahib started the tradition of Langar upon his return to Kartarpur, it was meant to be in its literal meaning: the “Anchor” to bind the community together under the principle of vand chhakna  –  “share your blessings”.

It was to be simple fare of produce and water which would not only satiate the basic dietary need of the visitors, but of the needy, the servers and the Guru alike in their physical, mental and spiritual quest. Guru ka Langar, since then, has embarked on its journey enriched by the sweetness of Mata Khivi, the dedication of Bhai Manjh, the humility of Emperor Akbar, and the revival of the true spirit of the principle of Langar by Bhai Nand Lal Ji.

Whatever the transformation, the basic ideals have remained the same today. Langar is, by definition, simple. It is there for everyone to partake. Needy people know where to go to satisfy their hunger if they can not provide for their family. And, it brings the entire community together. Let us make our Gurdwara exemplary model that anchors the community, revives our physical, mental and spiritual bodies, and caters to the needy – with eco-friendly, nutritious and simple meals.

Information about Sponsoring Langar at Gurdwara Sahib:

  • The Langar must be fresh, simple and Nutritious
  • The Langar must be served after performing Ardas
  • The Langar must be distributed without any discrimination

Giani Guriqbal Singh is an Associate Granthi and our official Langari (Cook) for the Gurdwara. He leads all the Langar preparations with the help of the Langar Sponsoring family. Below is a list of groceries and the quantity of supplies needed for Sunday Langar only. For more information please contact Giani Guriqbal Singh, Associate Granthi and Kitchen Sewadar at 818-744-2943.

Shopping List (Serves about 1200 people):
Paper Lunch trays (Do not buy Styrofoam plates)3 boxes (1,500 total)
Cups (10 oz.)2 boxes (2,000 total)
Onions50 Ib bag (2 bags total)
Serrano Green Chilies2 boxes
Tomato Paste or Puree2 gallons
 
Costco Shopping List:
Water bottles (8 oz.)16 Cases
Milk36 Gallons
Sugar50 lbs.
Salt1 Bag
Tea Bags2 Boxes
Garlic2 Bags
Black Pepper1 Jar
Soya Cooking Oil2 Big Cans (35lbs each)
Unsalted Butter28 lbs.
Rice50 lbs.
Paper towel (For Kitchen)1 Box
Foil Paper1 Big Box
Trash Bags (45 gallon)1 Box
Hand Soap1 Gallon
Pine Sol1 Gallon
Toilet Paper1 Box
Multi Fold Paper Towels (For Bathrooms)1 Box
Dishwasher Detergent1 Gallon
Ajax1 Package
Napkins1 Case (4 packages)
Spoons 4 Boxes
Snack Plates1,200 (total)
 
Indian Grocery List :
Royal Flour6 Bags
Parshad flour (brown bag)1 Bag
Dal40 lbs.
Ginger1 Box
Haldi2 lbs.
Dhania Powder2 lbs.
Jeera2 lbs.
Paprika (Degi Mirch Powder)1 Box
Black Salt2 lbs.
Green Elachi1 Package
Fennel Seed1 Package
Boondi (For Raita)2 Packages
Kastoori Methi1 Box
Chunky Chat Masala1 Big Box
MDH Kitchen King (Blend of Spices)1 Big Box