The Sikh Center of San Antonio is the oldest Gurdwara, Sikh house of worship, in San Antonio. We are a registered non-profit organization, founded in 2001.
The Sikh Center of San Antonio is dedicated to the spiritual and educational growth and support of our local Sikh community. We are founded on the principles of Sikhi, Seva and Simran and open our doors to all regardless of faith. With a focus on youth and participating in activities within the larger San Antonio community, we are committed to practicing the values bestowed upon us through education and engagement.
The Nishaan Sahib located outside our building helps to identify our house of worship and reflects our commitment to help anyone in need. Due to our unique geographical location in South Texas, our Gurdwara often provides shelter, food and clothing to new immigrants who are transitioning into the United States and through this work we are able to practice Guru Nanak’s teachings.
Sikhism is the world’s fifth largest religion and the United States is now home to over 500,000 Sikhs. The Gurdwara is the center of the community – it is a place where individuals come to worship and learn. The Gurdwara, literally meaning the gateway to the guru, is accessible to anyone in quest of spiritual and religious progress and interested in kirtan (singing of hymns) and the teachings of Sikhism (or Sikhi). It is a place of worship designated for holding discourses on Gurbani and Sikh doctrines and performing kirtan in the presence of the Guru Granth Sahib (the sacred Scripture).
Although the Gurdwara is often open during the week, our services are typically held on Sundays from 10am-1pm. Services are following by Langar, which is a free vegetarian meal shared together as a community. Everyone is welcome and donations are accepted.
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