Volunteers from all backgrounds come together in the kitchen to prepare food for the devotees.
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Gurpreet Singh, from Jalandhar, India, volunteers at the kitchen once a month. He says, ‘This is not just free food because here you forget all the differences that separate humans from each other.'
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A man eats a free meal inside the Golden Temple. People from all over the world visit the Golden Temple, especially Sikhs, who visit at least once in their lives.
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Sikh volunteers prepare the dal (lentil soup). More than 11,000 pounds of firewood is used each day in this kitchen, which runs nonstop, day and night.
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Sri Harmandir Sahib (‘The abode of God’) is also known as Darbar Sahib (‘sacred audience’) as well as the Golden Temple for its gold foil-covered sanctum center. It is considered one of the most revered spiritual sites of Sikhism.
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Men, women, and children of all ages are welcome. The temple is built on a principle of equality among all the people of the world regardless of religion, caste, color, creed, or social status.
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The utensils are washed in three rounds to ensure that the plates are perfectly clean before reuse.