Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Free Meals at Sikh Temple


Do you know that you can get free meals (lunch and dinner) at a Sikh temple near you? That's right. You can.

I have quite a few Indian friends. Some of them belong to the Sikh religion, but the ones who don't belong to the religion were the ones who told us about the free meals. And so every chance we get, we go to get free meals. They have donation box, so you can drop some cash into it, if you're feeling a bit guilty eating free meals when you can afford to buy one for yourself.

Feeding people is a ministry to them. Every day one family takes charge of feeding any visitor that comes. Honestly, each time we go, my hubs and I are the only non-Indians who eat there.

The last time I ate at a Sikh temple was when we went to Capitola for a day. Our friends told us about this Sikh temple in San Jose, supposedly the largest in the United States. They suggested we stop for lunch here since it was on the way to Capitola anyway.

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The Gurdwara Sahib's facade.

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Fountains are lit at night we were told.

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Inside, looking at the main door to the worship area.

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On a Monday, it was almost empty.

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At the dining room.

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Blue skies on that day.

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If you live close by, stop for a visit. They welcome and feed every one. The address is: 3636 Murillo Ave San Jose , CA 95148.

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22 comments:

JM said...

I've been in so many temples in India but I think none of them was a Sikh Temple. Great information and lovely shots as usual.

Carver said...

Wonderful shots of the beautiful temple. What a great tradition to feed visitors who stop by.

HansHB said...

A great post for sky!
Well done!

Sylvia K said...

Such a beautiful temple and gorgeous blue, blue skies! Terrific captures and information as always!! Have a great weekend!

Carol said...

Great photos! What a beautiful temple!

Steffi said...

Wow!Very beautiful photos of a temple!Have a nice weekend!

HoodPhoto said...

I like the fountain photo a lot!

Mina fotostunder said...

Beautiful temple!

eileeninmd said...

The Temple is beautiful and I love the pretty blue sky! Wonderful photos, thanks for sharing your visit. Happy Skywatching!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Beautiful temple, beautiful blue, blue sky~

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots. This is one of the good contribution by the community to he society.

George said...

This is a beautiful temple, and your photos are wonderful. I didn't know about the meals at Sikh temples.

Kusum Sanu said...

Lovely pics! That way most of the Indian temples serve food which people consider as blessings of God, and one way it is free meal too :)

ladyfi said...

Such a beautiful building - and how generous and compassionate to feed those in need.

Indrani Ghose said...

I am craving to visit a langar now. :)

Pietro said...

Very interesting to look at that beautiful temple, the dining room, the deep blue sky. A nice post, Maria!

Luna Miranda said...

i love the colors here...calming, a perfect place for worship. the free meal is wonderful bonus.:p

re your question--flight to Cebu from Manila is 50 min. to 1 hour. more than enough time for a power nap.:p

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What an interesting thing to learn! The temples are beautiful -- and so is the sky!

AVCr8teur said...

I was here many years ago and parts of it was still under renovation. And, yes, we were offered a meal. :)

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

It's like practicing what you preach - and very good to emulate. How was the food?

Chubskulit Rose said...

That's a beautiful temple and I love the fountain!

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Ginnie said...

WOW. I never heard of such a thing at a Sikh temple, Maria. I bet you really get an education besides free food!