Sunday, April 29, 2012

Lunghar at Sehwan Sharif, Sindh

Via Flickr:
Lunghar, or free food, is a staple at almost all the Sufi Shrines in Pakistan, India, Iran and most of the Muslim countries. It is distributed free of cost to anyone wishing to have meal. It is simply incredible that at a Shrine like this one (Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan Sharif, Sindh) daily thousands of cooked breads (as above) may be distributed. Rich devotees may spend over 0.5 million Pakistani rupees in a single setting, feeding virtually thousands of poor men and women. Lunghar may also be eaten by rich and well-to-do people.

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