The free meals served here is a symbol of the Sikh commitment to community service and equality. Visitors from every background are welcome here to enjoy the langar, which is a beautiful example of the Sikh principles of seva (selfless service).

It holds much reverence in the country and followers of Sikhism from across the world as the langar practice was started by Guru Nanak, the first guru of Sikhs, in 1481. Though free langars are served across all gurudwaras in the world, the langar at the Golden Temple is unique.

The Golden Temple's Langar operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week! It serves thousands and lakhs of people daily and the kitchen is run by volunteers on donations from the Sikh community and other well-wishers.