There are 6 Gurdwara’s in Edmonton and this is the most comprehensive list of all Gurdwara’s or Sikh Temples in Edmonton. A Gurdwara (meaning “door to the guru” is a place of assembly and worship for Sikhs.
Edmonton has a long history of Sikhs, with some of the pioneers having arrived here over 100 years ago. With the emergence of Sikhs in Edmonton, they have also constructed their places of worship- The Gurdwara’s (also knows as Sikh Temple). One of the first gurdwara’s in Edmonton was built in West Edmonton, however, with the most Sikh population moving towards the south side of the city, there are 4 Gurdwara’s now on the South Side and two on the North Side of the city.
Sikh Gurdwara’s in Edmonton
|Siri Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara
|Gurdwara Siri Guru Singh Sabha
|Gurdwara Darbar Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
|Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib
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Like Gurdwara’s around the world, 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.
All gurdwaras have a langar hall, where people can eat free vegetarian food served by volunteers at the gurdwara. They may also have a medical facility room, library, nursery, classroom, meeting rooms, playground, sports ground, a gift shop, and finally a repair shop. A Gurdwara can be identified from a distance by tall flagpoles bearing the Nishan Sahib, the Sikh flag.
*As we build this website, we will dig in more history about how these Gurdwara’s were established, their timelines and challenges they faced in their formation years.