The word langar means literally kitchen. In Sikhism it is often used in the phrase "Gur ka Langar," which refers to the Guru's kitchen. However the true meaning is closer to sacred food service, or divine dining.
- Donations of food stuffs.
- Voluntary preparation, cooking, serving and cleanup.
Recipients of langar, the diners, also engage in the act of humility by sitting on the floor side by side with out regard to rank.
Freeing the mind from ego using the tongue to recite Gurbani and naam, enables one to absorb, and digest, the langar of Guru’s word.
"Langar chalai gur sabad har tott na aavee khatteeai"||
"The dining hall of the Guru's word is open; its supplies never run short."(SSGS||967)