DC -- National Khalsa Day Parade Washington DC:
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- KHALSA_170408_16.JPG: The banner says "Langar Sewa for National Sikh Day Prade [sic]". (No pun intended on "sic" for "sikh". Just pointing out they misspelled "Parade")
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Langar is the term used in Sikhism for the community kitchen in a Gurdwara where a free meal is served to all the visitors, without distinction of religion, caste, gender, economic status or ethnicity. The free meal is always vegetarian. People sit on the floor, eat together, and the kitchen is maintained and serviced by Sikh community volunteers.
At the langar, all people eat a vegetarian meal as equals. The exception to vegetarian langar is when Nihang Sikhs serve meat in some Gurdwaras, on the occasion of Holla Mohalla, and call it Mahaprasad.
What does the Sewa mean?
Sewa. It is an important aspect of Sikhism to provide a service to the community, including the Sikh community (Khalsa) and others. All Sikhs should be prepared to give up some of their time, talents and energy to help others. Sikhism requires service to Waheguru (God), to the Khalsa and to all of humanity.
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