Topics: Sikhism, Sikh, Guru Granth Sahib Pages: 2 (705 words) Published: May 4, 2009
Description: Gurdwara is a white building with many lights and lots of windows. Outside in the front yard there is a tall poll with Sikh symbol. The Gurdwara is surrounded by three acres of land. The interior of the Gurdwara is very elegant. As you enter through the main door, you will gaze upon a picture of the The Golden Temple (Gurdwara) in Amritsar, India, before walking into the main hall. The main hall is big enough to hold up four to five hundred people. Once you enter the main hall you will see where the Guru sits with holy book called Guru Granth Sahib. The main hall has red carpet with white sheets covering the carpet. The main hall is decorated with many pictures. There is a stage in the middle of the hall which can be accessed by a pathway. The hall also has a dining room, and kids study room. The Gurdwara also has a health clinic for the kids, and the elderly people. Everyone is welcomed to the Gurdwara. Information on Gurdwara: The Gurdwara is a place of worship for Sikhs. Gurdwara is a compound word created by combining the word Guru (Teacher) and Dwara which means door or a house. It is a spiritual place of worship and a cultural learning center for the young American Sikhs. Sikhism is monotheist and the fifth largest religion in the world which originated in India 500 years ago. The large communities of Sikhs can be found across India. However, Sikhs are only about 2% of the Indian population. Sikhs believe their faith to be a new and independent religion based on the insights of Guru Nanak the founder and the first teacher. Sikhism is closely related to Hinduism. Each person in Sikhism accepts the Granth (The sacred scripture), and each person closely follows the teachings (Gurmat) of ten gurus. Sikhism’s teachings and beliefs are closely tied to the culture and history of the Punjab. Although they pray to only one god, Sikhism has many god names; however, the most important is Waheguru. Waheguru stands for “The Wonderful Lord" in the Punjabi...
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