Welcome to Norco Gurdwara
Introduction to Sikhism: A way of life and philosophy well ahead of its time when it was founded over 500 years ago, The Sikh religion today has a following of over 27 million people worldwide. Sikhism preaches a message of devotion and remembrance of God at all times, truthful living, equality of mankind, social justice and denounces superstitions and blind rituals. Sikhism is open to all through the teachings of its 10 Gurus enshrined in the Sikh Holy Book and Living Guru, Sri Guru Granth Sahib.
What is Gurdwara?
A Gurdwara (gurdwārā; meaning “door to the guru”) is a place of assembly and worship for Sikhs. People from Sikh faith with respect also refer gurdwara as Gurdwara Sahib. People from all faiths, and those who do not profess any faith, are welcomed in Sikh gurdwaras. Each gurdwara has a Darbar Sahib where the current and everlasting guru of the Sikhs, the scripture Guru Granth Sahib, is placed on a takhat (an elevated throne) in a prominent central position. The raagis (who sing Ragas) recite, sing, and explain the verses from the Guru Granth Sahib, in the presence of the congregation.