Saturday, November 16, 2013

Gurdwara, PJ 14 May 2013

We were served tea and "kith" (in Punjabi) while waiting for Jaspal, the humble and pleasant curator.  

We need to take off our shoes and cover our head with a scarf  before entering the prayer hall.  

This is kirpan (sword), one of the five Ks that represent a Sikh. 

Chaur, is like a fan and  is used to waves over the Guru Granth Sahib (below) to show respect for the Gurus teaching. 

The Holy book called the Guru Granth Sahib. It is kept in the room at night and carry to the praying hall in the day. It is place on the raised platform, under a canopy and covered with cloth.

The Sikh symbol called the Ik Onkar means "one God"

1 comment:

~CovertOperations78~ said...

What a wonderful way to learn about different faiths. I love this temple, too. I used to play football in Padang Astaka down the road, and meet our friends who attend the gurdwara. We went there for Vaisakhi 2 yrs ago. The food was delicious and everyone was so kind and hospitable.