Want to taste a meal at the world’s largest free kitchen? Visit Golden Temple in India
The Golden Temple Amritsar, India is not only a central religious place of the Sikhs, but also a symbol of human brotherhood and equality. Here, everyone can seek spiritual solace and religious fulfillment without any hindrance. Besides being one of the holiest places in the world, the Golden temple is recognized as the world’s largest free kitchen that feeds over 100,000 people a day.
Feeding the hungry is a time-honored tradition among people of many faiths, all over the world. Golden Temple serves 100,000 meals every single day and its kitchen never closes. The Langar, or community kitchen, found in this temple is the largest free kitchen on the planet, serving literally tons of food daily.
The volume of foodstuffs needed in the Golden Temple’s kitchen daily – 12,000 kilos of flour, 1,500 kilos of rice, 13,000 kilos of lentils, and up to 2,000 kilos of vegetables. The budget is entirely based on the donations from the people. Golden temple seeks more daily traffic than the India’s most popular tourist attraction, the Taj Mahal. Interesting fact here is – this free kitchen never runs out of food.
There is something more special about this great kitchen that draws everyone’s attention. In a society that still heavily influenced by a class system, all people are considered equal in this world’s largest free kitchen. From the volunteers who come from various religions to the diners of all socioeconomic backgrounds, all sit row upon row, cross-legged on the floor and enjoy the same meal together.