Welcome to the mess hall! Finally is the meal time... strictly for FREE! As already widely reported, in Amritsar are prepared about 500 meals every 10 minutes. Where do they go? Inside the stomachs of the visitors gathered in these huge mess halls where people sit on the floor on long carpets.
At the Golden Temple, as already mentioned in previous pictures, are served 100,000 meals a day, 500 every 10 minutes, pretty much 24 hours every day... all absolutely free. On weekends, when visitors increase considerably, the meals served can reach up to 200,000.
At the Golden Temple there are volunteers of all ages who help how they can to ensure the service to the community. Here we are inside the Chapati factory and a very young girl is helping to spread the butter on the chapatis
What 's behind the preparation of chapati at the Golden Temple? The processing is divided into two distinct phases, phases separated by a wall.. two adjacent rooms one from the other, to ensure a huge amount of chapati to serve.
Two kids inside the room of the Golden Temple where is the "chapati machine" (one of the few in the world). This machine produces this type of bread very famous in India. Thousands and thousands of chapatis ready to be served continuously. The machine can cook up to 20kg of flour in a single half hour.
This sacred place for the Sikh religion is really admirable for its contribution to society, guaranteeing a service that is unrivaled. First, as described in the previous photo, there is a free shuttle service from the train station to here.
In the past turbans were wore like helmets, for protection during the war. Nowadays, especially in certain states such as Punjab, these are seen more like normal clothes, and are shaped in many different ways and colors.
Characters around the Golden Temple. The Baba is a famous character in the Indian culture. Literally the word Baba means father, but is used as a title for older men who play the role of wise men, giving up the pleasures more materials and devoting themselves to a life of spirituality.
In Amritsar there is the famous Golden Temple, a holy place, crucial for the Sikh religion. Thousands of visitors come here every week from all over India... not only for the sacredness and the beauty of the place, but also for the incredible and admirable work that is behind this, for the past 400 years.
This is the famous Golden Temple, a temple completely in dedicated to the Sikh religion. In the Sikh religion there are 10 Gurus (Masters) and this is 'the most' important place where the first Guru was living. The structure itself, is awesome, maybe not like the Taj Mahal, but for what gives to the community should replace it as a "Wonder of the World".