Langar South Sikh Center | Sikh Gurudwara of South Winnipeg

The Langar or free community kitchen is a hallmark of the Sikh faith. It was established by the first Guru of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev Ji, around the year of 1481. It is designed to uphold the principle of equality between all people of the world regardless of religion, caste, colour, creed, age, gender, or social status; to eliminate the extreme poverty in the world, and to bring about the birth of “caring communities”. In addition to the ideals of equality, the tradition of Langar expresses the ethics of sharing, community, inclusiveness, and oneness of all humankind. “..the Light of God is in all hearts.”

Everyone is welcome to share the Langar, no one is turned away. Each week a family or several families volunteer to provide and prepare the Langar. This is very generous, as there may be several hundred people to feed. All the preparation, the cooking, and the washing-up are done by volunteers and or by voluntary helpers (Sewadars).

Frequently Asked Questions

Generally on what days of the week Langar can be prepared for Sangat?

Normally on every Sunday from 8am -10 am is breakfast and 1pm-3pm is lunch

If I have booked Langar on Sunday does that mean that we have to prepare Lunch and Breakfast both?

Yes, but sometimes two families take sewa. One for Breakfast and other for noon Langar (Lunch).

Can I decide my own Menu?

Yes, but please note: in case of a special menu either you should have an idea about how to prepare for large gatherings or you should call somebody who knows how to prepare. Gurdwara can help only in the case of normal menu items listed under the “langar quantity” section. We recommend healthy food items to be served.

Can I prepare Langar at my home?

Yes, but normally people prefer to use the kitchen in the gurdwara and taking the help of other people (sangat) in the gurdwara.

What about Chapati’s (Parshade)? How many do we need to prepare and can we get help on this?

Normally on Sunday, we need about 750 chapati’s (parshade). Sangat will help you totally in this.

How many people usually gather for Langar?

On Sunday in breakfast on normal days around 150 and in lunch around 350. On special dates the number of people can increase so please call 2044887096 to confirm.

Do I need to pay anything to Gurdwara ?

Yes, we suggest a minimum of 250 $ for Gurudwara and usually families also donate money for Giyanies jee as well.

This goes for all the kitchen supplies, lunch plates, glasses, water and electricity etc used for langar.


Please make sure you clean all the utensils and kitchen before you leave after Langar Sewa. Usually, Sangat helps to perform all kinds of Sewa but it’s recommended that if they are taking Langar Sewa delegate the cleaning job to some responsible person in the family. Garbage should be collected in black garbage bins and Recycle should be collected in blue bins. 

Please fill in the form if you need to take a langar seva and someone from langar committee will try to get back to you with availability options.

Please Note: We are testing this feature if you don’t hear back from us please call Gurdwara Sahib for further information.

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