Wahe Guru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh



                    Welcome to the homepage for the Brantford Gurughar. The Gurughar (meaning the house of God) is the sikh place of worship. Its both a spiritual place of worship and a cultural learning centre for the young and old. We have created this website to provide the information of the religious services, educational classes, events and the festival celebrations that are held at Gurughar along with the description of the various features of Gurughar. We have also included a brief description to Sikhism. Brantford Gurughar is open to everyone because in Sikhism everyone is equal. We show this equality through everyone sitting down together on the carpeted floor in the Diwan Hall.  

When coming to Gurughar please bear this in mind when deciding on what to wear. It is necessary that any visitors remove their shoes, wash their hands and cover their head with a Rumal before entering the Gurdwara Sahib. Visitors are also forbidden to go into the Gurughar while they are inebriated or possess alcohol, cigarettes or any intoxicating substance. When visiting a Gurughar the following guidelines should be followed:
On first entering the large prayer room (called the Darbar Sahib), a small bow to the Guru Granth Sahib (the holy book) shows respect to the 'Guru'.
It is normal to sit cross-legged.
Visitors will be offered Kara Parshad (sweet flour and oil based food offered as prashad) in the worship hall, which is usually given into the cupped hands of a visitor.
There is no meat allowed in the gurudwara, only vegetables and organic food is allowed, as the Sikh society does not eat meat.
You may be offered Langar (vegetarian food from the communal kitchen). If not too certain about consuming this food you can ask to be excused although most people should take langar as it is regarded as a blessing by the Guru.