We all know the importance of Holla Mohalla, it is a Sikh festival celebrated in the month of Phalguna held at Anandpur Sahib in Punjab, it was started by the tenth Sikh Guru, Gobind Singh Ji. The grand festival celebrations are for three days during which mock battles, exhibitions, displays of weapons, etc. are held, followed by Kirtan, music and poetry competitions. On the last day a long procession, led by Panj Pyaras, starts from Takht Kesgarh Sahib, thousands of pilgrims come to Anandpur Sahib and reside there for a few days to attend this holy festival.
Hola Mohalla is devoted to learning about Punjabi culture. The Sikh Festival of Joy is held at a grand scale in Anandpur Sahib in Punjab, near the day of Holi celebrations. A festive celebration, the festival highlights Sikh culture and mythology. Mohalla is a word that is typically used to depict a bright parade. Also, Hola Mohalla essentially suggests to be a type of a military section that is Joined by the conflict drums, standard-bearers, and much pageantry.
Aside from the bombasticity of the Holla Mohalla, something that fulfils the Sangat is the Langar in the primary lobby at Sri Kesgarh Sahib, also known as the Guru ka Langar, a free feast locally corridor, that is served at the Gurdwara.
The Sri Kesgarh Sahib, Anandpur Sahib is known to have one of the biggest community kitchens in India, serving a large number of individuals consistently.
With the grace of Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji, MLSS always takes a step forward to serve humanity and follow guruji’s path. On this special occasion of Hola Mohalla, MLSS takes the initiative to serve Langar for the pilgrims who have come to this festival. This Langar seva is held at Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib (Anandpur Sahib) for 3 days and is served in the main Langar hall by MLSS team.
The Langar is served to everyone, no matter what their position, variety, ideology or orientation.
It is said that on a typical day, more than 10,000-30,000 individuals eat langar at Gurudwara, and during these religious gatherings the number might shoot up to 100,000.
It takes an immense team to convey food to individuals coming in mass. Aside from having around 300 Sewadars in-house, Gurudwara Sahib observes many MLSS volunteers who embrace the activities of making and serving the food and cleaning the utensils and the spot after each round.
Our MLSS volunteer actually takes care of Highest guidelines of cleanliness are kept up with while cleaning the dishes and vessels, with the utensils getting washed north a couple of times so they are perfect.
With such enormous groups being served consistently, the raw material for langar is purchased in mass by the donations it receives, either in cash or kind.