Meaning of langar in English:


Pronunciation /ˈlʌŋɡə/


  • 1Indian (among Sikhs) a communal free kitchen.

    ‘a regular langar has been started for all those who visit the temple’
    • ‘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 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).’
    • ‘The Guru heard of it and advised him that his meditation will not fructify so long as he eats free from the langar.’
    • ‘This concept of langar cultivates among the people a strong bond of community-consciousness, self-help and service.’
    1. 1.1A communal meal.
      ‘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.’
      • ‘Free langars organised by Sri Mata Mansa Devi Shrine Board have been called off.’
      • ‘Free sweets and langar are also offered to the general public outside some gurdwaras.’


From Hindi.