THIS GURU GHAR WAS FOUNDED IN 1963.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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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Inspiring Sikhi in people of all ages, from all walks of life wherever they are in their journey.
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..