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The Gurdwara

  • The Gurdwara is the place where Sikh's come together for congretional worship.
  • The first Gurdwara was built by Guru Nanak.
  • There are four doors into a Gurdwara, known as the Door of Peace, the Door of Livelihood, the Door of Learning and the Door of Grace.
  • After service they all eat together in the Langar. They all sit on the floor to show that they everybody is equal.
  • The sikh holy book (the Guru Granth Sahib) is kept in it's own room, in the Gurdwara.
  • Anyone, of any faith, can visit the Gurdwara and will be made welcome.
  • Sikhs do not have ordained priests and any Sikh can lead the prayers and recite the scriptures to the congregation.
  • Each Gurdwara has a Granthi who organises the daily services and reads from the Guru Granth Sahib.
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