Inside the Gurdwara Sahib of Western Australia

Item

Title

Inside the Gurdwara Sahib of Western Australia

Creator

Whelan, Louise, 1967-

Date

23-Sep-12

Identifier

MG_1594
BA2466

Spatial Coverage

Canning Vale, WA

Rights

For personal use only. To publish or display, contact the State Library of Western Australia.

Source

Description

Langar, which is a tradition of the Sikhs; everyone irrespective of their caste, skin colour, nationality, social, financial or political status, to sit together for a meal. The Langar is always vegetarian, and traditionally is made up of simple, nourishing food. Ceremonies are held on a Sundays and usually about 500 Sikhs from the community share a vegetarian meal. The meal is cooked in the large purpose built kitchen. Members of the community take turns to cook vegetarian food, a head chef is appointed each week to supervise the cooking process. In the Gurdwara, no shoes are worn and the head must be covered at all times as a mark of respect. Gurdwara Sahib of Western Australia and Sikh Association of Western Australia. Sunday 23rd September - Louise Whelan.

Format

1 photograph : digital, TIFF files, col.

Publisher

State Library of Western Australia

Type

Still image

Is Part Of

Louise Whelan collection of photographs ; BA2466/MG1480, MG1491, MG1498, MG1507, MG1534, MG1553, MG1594, MG1609, MG1628

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