ABOUT US       CONTACT US       DISCLAIMER       HOME PAGE       NEWS AND VIEWS       SEARCH       UNIVERSITY OF DIVERSITY

   

According to
Sikh Dharma International

Your first visit to a Sikh Gurdwara




Gurdwara Protocol
What to know about visiting a Gurdwara

. Take your shoes off, and place them in the designated area.

. Wear modest and practical attire for you to sit on the floor.

. Wash your hands.

. We cover our heads in the main worship hall, the Diwan Hall. You should bring a head covering, or one will be provided for you.

. As we walk into the main hall, we walk towards the Guru, the Siri Guru Granth Sahib, the Sacred Sikh Text, which is always placed higher than the congregation.

. Sikhs will offer a prayer in front of the Guru, bow, and give a donation. You may, if you choose, do the same. To bow is to humbly bring your forehead to the floor, linking your third eye to the Divine Wisdom and Light that emanates from the Guru. As one bows, one's heart is higher than our head, allowing us to come from the heart rather than the head, and giving our head to God.

. Women and men sit on different sides, women mostly on the right side and men on the left side facing the Guru.

. We do not point our feet towards the Guru, the Siri Guru Granth Sahib.

. Sing along with the congregation, or meditate while listening to the sacred hymns.

. Stand during the Ardas, the Sikh invocation.

. Humbly receive Prashad, a sweet tasting pudding, which is distributed at the end of the service. Prashad is served to remind us of God's sweetness.

. Langar, free food, is served in the Langar Hall, where everybody sits in rows.

Points To Ponder

A Gurdwara visitor must appropriately cover his/her head; a scarf or a large handkerchief is regarded as preferable to a hat or a cap for a non-turbaned visitor. Most Gurdwaras have a free supply of suitable scarves, which may be borrowed during the visit.

A visitor must take off his/her shoes and place them on the racks or space provided at the entrance.

Under no circumstances should any visitor have in their possession any tobacco product, alcoholic drink or drug; he/she should not have consumed any, or be under its influence, at the time of their Gurdwara visit.

It is obligatory for every Sikh, young and old, to show the utmost respect to the Guru Granth Sahib Ji on approaching the Manji Sahib (Guru's platform), who usually bow down on their knees, often touching the floor with their foreheads. However, it is regarded as dignified for a non-Sikh visitor to show respect to the Sikh “Holy Scriptures” by bowing, or standing still for a moment, and then moving away with a respectful nod. --


            



More Web sites by
KhalsaWebMasters.com

SAAAP.org Dieterata.com
AllisOne.guru HariSingh.com
SopaRice.com SikhSongs.com
SopaSeca.com WaheGuru.guru
UbuntuAge.com NarayanOil.com
LeftOfMaya.com SikhsShine.com
LivtarSingh.com
3HOHistory.com
SikhAnthem.com WhaHeGuru.com
BroadPoints.com IsolatedSeer.com
EkOngKar13.com 13EkOngKar.com
Obama43To1.com ChardeeKala.com
HariKaurBird.com SoothingSpa.com
OpticalViews.com 2020ForEyes.com
KhalsaVision.com DalpremKaur.com
GuruRamDas.com SPIRITofGRD.com
MahanTantric.com 2020ForSight.com
DualityOptics.com LakeKillarney.com
MySikhSense.com
HariSinghBird.com
BigotDetector.com
RamDasSingh.com
3DDispensing.com
SikhDharma13.com
Interior-Guard.com BeYourAllness.com
OpticalCourse.com LandOfAwwws.com
MiriPiriWarrior.com SatKartarSingh.com
SatNamMeans.com DrRamonIbarra.com
KaliYugaSigns.com HariKaurKhalsa.com
SiriSinghSahib.com 1Plus1Equals11.com
CloseOrderDrill.com WordPhysiology.com
1And1Equals11.com OpticianryToday.com
RamDhanSingh.com JustAddedWater.com
2020ForWomen.com EyewearMoodys.com
HangupsByHari.com HariSinghKhalsa.com
DownWithCarbs.com
PreetKaurKhalsa.com
ACTForDiversity.com WhiteTantraYoga.com
AdiShaktiMantra.com 3HOLegacyLinks.com
ScienceOfMudra.com WirelessAndFree.com
OneIsTheAnswer.com TheMahanTantric.com
ScienceOfMantra.com WhoAreTheSikhs.com
OohRahMemorial.com OpticianryReview.com
WeProcessLoans.com
2020ForOpticians.com
AkalCommittee13.com OpticalGuidelines.com
GurdwaraSecurity.com GuruGobindSingh.com
DiversityDialogues.org OpticalWorkshops.com
AmarSinghKhalsa.com KirpalSinghKhalsa.com
SensitivitySummit.com SimranKaurKhalsa.com
SurvivalCampUSA.com SatpalSinghKhalsa.com
AwtarSinghKhalsa.com SadhanaGuidelines.com
KhalsaWebMasters.com YouAreTheEssence.com
MasculineMoments.com KundaliniYogapedia.com
DegTeghFatehYatra.com StFrancisOfficePark.com
ToTheSweetestWife.com ToTheSweetestMom.com
HairInLaysTheTruth.com YogiBhajansTeacher.com
EachMomentIsAGift.com OpticalShiftHappens.com
SikhAndYeShallFind.com MyInterviewWithGod.com
OpticiansForChange.com AllForOneWonForAll.com
HappinessIsTheRule.com DrinkingDrivingDead.com
AtTheFeetOfTheYogi.com SaTaNaMaMeditation.com
SameDayCounseling.com ToServeIsToSucceed.com
SiriGuruGranthSahib.com ServingVersusSelling.com
KeepEyesOnThePies.com SukhmaniKaurKhalsa.com
UniversityOfDiversity.com
LakesideManorOnline.com
RaMaDaSaMeditation.com DispensingGuidelines.com
SiriGuruGranthSahib.guru
EyeWearProfessionals.com
ForThePeopleOfColor.com SecurityAdvisoryTeam.com
SikhWomenTieTurban.com ReligionDemographics.com
YogiTeaByYogiBhajan.com TimeForCraftsmanship.com
CourageousDialogues.com AkalCommitteeThirteen.com
SatKriyaByYogiBhajan.com FirstSikhOfSikhDharma.com
IfYouKnowWhoYouAre.com HealthEqualsHappiness.com
EyeExaminationOnline.com GoodGuysWearTurbans.com
GlassesOnlineWarning.com AquarianAgeBeganHere.com
IDoNotEatDeadAnimals.com FirstTeachersAreWomen.com
MoreThanYouCanKnow.com SugarIsAFourLetterWord.com
OpticiansForThePeople.com SikhWomenWearTurbans.com
OnsiteFamilyHealthcare.com WomenWimpsOrWarriors.com
SantSipahiAdvisoryTeam.com CosmicCyclesAndCircles.com
KirtanKriyaByYogiBhajan.com TheAfterDeathExperience.com
SatHanumanSinghKhalsa.com IAmABornAgainAmerican.com
TextingAndDrivingIsCrazy.com OneAndOneEqualsEleven.com
TheReverseMortgageLady.com TestYourKnowledgeOnline.com
WordsOfWisdomAndHumor.com NowYouKnowThatYouKnow.com
CrucifixionByAnEyewitness.com LifeAccordingToYogiBhajan.com
GodAndMeMeAndGodAreOne.com KundaliniYogaByYogiBhajan.com
ReachOutAndTouchSomebody.com IfYourDadDoesntHaveABeard.com
TheTechnologyOfConsciousness.com EkOngKarSatNamSiriWaheGuru.com
ConsciousCommunicationGuidelines.com OneIsTheAnswerWhatIsTheQuestion.com

KhalsaWebMasters.com
© All rights reserved.

 

 

ABOUT US       CONTACT US       DISCLAIMER       HOME PAGE       NEWS AND VIEWS       SEARCH       UNIVERSITY OF DIVERSITY