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Welcome to GURU NANAK SAR - Gurdwara, Portsmouth


What is Gurdwara?

Though a Gurdwara may be called the residence of the Guru (meaning the residence of God), but in Sikhism the believe is that God is omnipresent.

The first Gurdwara in the world was built by Guru Nanak in 1521-2 at Kartarpur (Pakistan). Currently in UK there are about 200 Gurdwaras.

  • It’s a place for religious ceremonies
  • It’s a place to learn spiritual wisdom
  • It’s a place where children and youngsters learn about Sikh faith, ethics, customs and traditions.
  • A Gurdwara is also place for meeting up of the community and offers food and shelter to those in need.

Guru Nanak Sar Gurdwara – Portsmouth

In 1996, with some extra ordinary effort from S. Kirpal Singh Digpal – Shingar Singh Taak , Gurbux Singh Bhakar and of course other members of the committee we secured the sale  of 3 Margate Road Southsea (site of current Gurdwara) The extraordinary effort of the aforementioned sevadars was the manner in which they secured the voluntary contributions from the 50 strong memberships.

The Gurdwara sahib has moved forward and today we enjoy the company of Sadh Sangat from a radius of 75 Miles, Isle of Wight.

Some of First Generation Sikhs in the U.K.

From Left to Right: S. Sardar Singh Sathi, S. Darshan Singh Gola, S. Ghoulu Singh Roudh, S. Mangal Singh Roudh Khanda, Name: Unknown, Name:Unknown. We hope to upload more of these pictures of our forefathers. If you can name the above or have further information, then please send us a message or comment.

The Gurdwara is open to all. When entering the Gurdwara:

  • Take your shoes off.
  • Covers your head.
  • Everyone sits on the floor in a prayer room.
  • Alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited.

People after attending the Prayers, also give offerings in form of food or money in front of the Guru Granth Sahib. This helps to run the Gurdwara and the free food kitchen (Langar). The offering is not charity but a sharing of God’s gifts. If a person has no money or food to offer they may offer flowers, or just some words of sincere thanks.

After bowing to the Guru Granth Sahib people will greet the congregation in a quiet voice with the words:

Waheguru ii ka Khalsa, Sri Waheguru ji ki fateh.

This means The Khalsa owes allegiance to God, sovereignty belongs to God alone.

Our Mission

The main mission of Guru Nanak Sar Gurdwara, Portsmouth, is to spread slefless love, peace, serving humanity, which is un-conditional.

We spread the Sikh religion and heritage and traditions by propogating the teachings of our great 10 Gurus and also the the teaching as mentioned in the Sri Guru Granth Saheb ji – THE ELEVENTH GURU .

This is to be achieved by preaching, promoting and practicing the Sikh religious observance in our day today lives.

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Guru Nanak Sar Gurdwara - Portsmouth

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa
Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

It gives us great pleasure to announce the reopening of GURU NANAK SAR GURDWARA PORTSMOUTH This coming Sunday 08 October 2023.
All Guru jis Shardallu are humbly requested to attend.
A full programme with Recitation of Siri Sukhmani Sahib will commence at 10.30 am. A full Kirtan programme will be hosted (Raghbir Singh Rahi)
Guru ka Langar will be served..