- Taken: 3 April, 2017,
Show me another place that makes tea in vats larger than this, I’ll buy you free lunch!
In the dining hall, people take their place orderly and wait for their meal to be served.
The kitchen of the Golden Temple provides 80,000 meals per day, on a 24-hour basis for free to any person who visits. The logistical operation is impressive and mainly manned by volunteers (we were told 80-85% of the effort).
In the year 1585 they decided to build the Golden Temple and excavated this pool around it known as Amritsar, meaning Pool of the Nectar of Immortality. The city that sprung up around it took on this name. Guru Ram Das, the Third Guru of Sikhism said that the pool should be God’s home, and whoever bathed in it shall obtain all spiritual and temporal advantages [citation].