Definition of langar in English:

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langar

Pronunciation: /ˈlʌŋɡər/

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noun

Indian
1(Among Sikhs) a communal free kitchen: a regular langar has been started for all those who visit the temple
More example sentences
  • He visited the langars (community kitchens) put up by voluntary groups and inquired about the eatables provided to the yatries.
  • According to Sikh tradition, the Guru had converted the house of a dead Muslim into a masjid and set up a langar (common kitchen) for the poor.
  • Mata Khivi was the wife of Guru Angad Dev and was in charge of the langar (community kitchen).
1.1A communal meal.
Example sentences
  • The kirtan was followed up by a langar - a communal meal provided by a local Sikh temple.
  • The first initiative for relief came from local communities, mostly Hindus and from Gurudwaras who brought the first meal and organised langars.
  • Shabad kirtans are sung and langar (community meals) hosted during the festival at the Gurdwara Sir Guru Singh Sabha at Perumanoor, Thevara.

Origin

From Hindi.

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