An important part of the Gurdwara service is the free community meal “Langar” where the rich and the poor sit together and eat as equals.
Guru Nanak Sar Gurdwara provides Langar (food) for all people, on Sundays after the Sewa (Prayer ceremony).
This involves multiple groups of people, all working on different tasks with the common aim in mind : to serve the people and devotees with food, irrespective of their caste or religion.
Seva is an integral part of Sikhism. It is considered as good karma. “One must do as much Seva as they possibly can”. Various forms of Seva include kneading dough, cutting vegetables, rolling balls of dough with a rolling pin to make making rotis (prasaada). No work is small. People offer their time in washing and cleaning utensils and trying to keep the Gurdwara clean, which is also a form of Seva. Please speak to a member of the Gurdwara or email us, if you would like to come forward and help with the kitchen service, which is voluntary and done in good faith in a selfless spirit.
Work in the kitchen starts early, and it involves washing utensils, cutting vegetables, making food items, bread, providing fruits and desserts. These are first offered to Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji and then it is opened to the devotees.
The Sikh community eats at the langar (free vegetarian meals) regularly, and other South Asian communities also know about it and come often.
On special occasions like weddings or birthdays, the menu is chosen by families that decide to sponsor a meal. The raw material for the sponsored menu is also donated by the family. Please contact the secretary to discuss this further.
Its good that while you are volunteering to keep chanting , ‘Sat Naam Waheguru’.
TIMINGS: SUNDAY – 2 pm onwards (Guru Ka Langar)
It gives us great pleasure to announce the reopening of GURU NANAK SAR GURDWARA PORTSMOUTH This coming Sunday 08 October 2023.
All Guru jis Shardallu are humbly requested to attend.
A full programme with Recitation of Siri Sukhmani Sahib will commence at 10.30 am. A full Kirtan programme will be hosted (Raghbir Singh Rahi)
Guru ka Langar will be served..