Gurudwra is a holy place of Sikhs. During the times of the early Gurus, Sikh places of worships were referred to as dharamsalas. In these places Sikhs were gathered to hear the Guru speak or sing hymns. As the Sikh population continued to grow Guru Hargobind Ji introduced the word Gurdwara, meaning the gateway through which the Guru could be reached. Thereafter all Sikh places of worships came to be known as Gurdwaras. Any place where the Guru Granth Sahib is installed and treated with due respect can be referred to as a Gurdwara. Three main functions are carried out in all public Gurdwaras. One is Kirtan which is the singing of hymns from the Guru Granth Sahib, another is Katha which is reading of the Guru Granth Sahib and explanations. The third main function which is carried out at every Gurdwara is the Langar, free community kitchen for all visitors of all religions. Along with these main functions Gurdwaras around the world also serve the Sikh community in many other ways including, libraries of Sikh literature, schools to teach children Gurmukhi and the Sikh scriptures and charitable work in the community on behalf of Sikhs. In this section of members can share their knowledge about various Gurudwaras.

Sri Damdama Sahib

The Takht Sri Darbar Sahib Damdama Sahib, one of the five Takhts or Seat of Temporal Authority of Sikhism, Takht Sri Damdama Sahib is in Bathinda in Continue

Gurdwara Bangla Sahib

Gurdwara Bangla Sahib is the most prominent Sikh gurdwara, or Sikh house of worship situated in the heart of New Delhi's famous Connaug...


Gurdwara Paonta Sahib

Gurdwara Paonta Sahib is situated in the city of the same name which grew up around Paonta Sahib. It is part of the district of Sirmour, in the state of Himachal ...


Sri Harmandir Sahib or Golden Temple

Sri Harmandir Sahib, also known as Sri Darbar Sahib or Golden Temple, (on account of its scenic beauty and golden coating for English speaking world), is the holiest shrine in Sikhism. It is located in the city of Amritsar, which was established by Guru Ram Das, the fourth guru of the Sikhs and is k...


Hemkunt Sahib

Hemkund or Hemkunt is a pilgrimage site for Sikhs in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand, India. With a setting of a glacial lake surrounded by seven mountain peaks and each peak is adorned by a Nishan Sahib on its cliff, it is located in the Himalayas at an elevation of 15,200 ft as per the Survey of Ind...