Author: Parkash SinghPublisher: Singh BrothersYear: 1994Language: EnglishPages: 112ISBN/UPC (if available): 8172050992
Sangat (the Holy communion) and Pangat (the community kitchen) are two outstanding institutions that Sikhism provides its followers for the corporate practice of religion. Sangat is the Temple of Nam (the Holy Name) and pangat is the temple of Bread.The Langar, which is how the pangat is more popularly known, is a institution where divinely inspired service of mankind is practiced unremittantly. Day and night the great Yajna of service goes on. Hundreds of devotees can be seen engaged in cooking, serving, dish-washing, cleaning the utensils and tidying the dining premises. Multitudes are fed in the Sikh langars everyday. This marvellous institution is a means to ensure that non would go hungry in the Kingdom of God.The history, philosophy and the working of this institution in all the places where the Sikh Communities reside, merits the notice by all other communities. It is a gift of the Sikh Gurus not to the Sikhs alone, but to the entire world.
PREFACEDiscipline of ServiceThe Institution of LangarSangat and PangatGuru Nanak's Charity and the Free KitchenGuru Angad and the LangarGuru Amar Das and the Institution of LangarLangar at RamdaspuraGuru Arjan and the Free KitchenLangar and Guru HargobindLangar at KiratpurThe Young Guru and the Free KitchenLangar at AnandpurGuru Gobind Singh and Deg Tegh FatehAPPENDIX: The Institution of Karah PrashadGeneral Index