Volunteers make chapattis in the communal kitchen of the Gurdwara Sahib of Western Australia

Item

Title

Volunteers make chapattis in the communal kitchen of the Gurdwara Sahib of Western Australia

Creator

Whelan, Louise, 1967-

Date

23-Sep-12

Identifier

BA2466
MG_1498

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.

Format

1 photograph : digital, TIFF files, col.

Type

Still images

Is Part Of

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

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