Food for free, accommodation for free, transport for free, luggage storage for free …. A dream? No! Welcome to Golden temple in Amritsar, the holiest place of Sikh religion.
Golden Temple in Amritsar is not only the holiest place of Sikhism in India, a place where Sikhs from allover India come for prays and take ritual baths in local holy lake. But! there is the largest “restaurant” I have ever seen and believe it or not, it is FOR FREE. Yes, you can hear me well, FOR FREE! For all the 100.000 people, that visit the place every single day.
For “restaurant” of such a size loads of volunteers are needed and a monster kitchen of course too.
So there is a really huge community kitchen with huge pots, huge chapatti machine, huge “sinks” …. simply huge everything.
I have seen a lot around food preparations around the world because of my project Authentic World Food, but this exceeded all my expectations.
More info: AuthenticWorldFood.com
The smallest pots I have seen in this kitchen :)
Video showing monster chapatti machine in action
Golden temple and local holy lake
Volunteers peeling potatoes
“Bo on the road” volunteering as an onion peeling “specialist” :)
Another “tiny” pots
Bo on the road in the chapatti bakery
The end part of chapatti running belt
Ladies spreading ghee on chapattis
Chain of volunteers passing forward dirty dishes
Just a “common” way of washing the dishes
Dish washing area
Community dining hall
Accommodation nearby Golden temple
Pilgrims queuing to Golden temple
Green carpet spread all around Golden temple to keep your bare feet warm
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