The Gurudwara Sahib is a one story building. The front initial part of the facility features the lobby, bathrooms. The middle part of the building is the Langar Hall. Through the Langar Hall is the main Diwan Hall where the services are held.
The facility provides free parking and handicap access. Due to our growing congregation, we do encourage visitors to car pool to the Gurudwara.
Our main hall is equipped with large screen TVs that display English translation of the prayers. While everyone sits on the floor for the main services and the Langar, we do provide benches and chairs for the handicapped. We, unfortunately, do not provide wheelchairs; however, we do have wheelchair access to the facilty.
If you have special needs, please inform us ahead of your visit.
Our Gurudwara is open to visitors at all times; however, main weekly services are conducted on Sunday mornings. Please see the Service Schedule page for detailed schedule.
What to wear to the Gurudwara:
Please dress comfortably when you visit the Gurudwara. Most visitors do wear their Sunday bests; however, we encourage comfort over looks. Please keep in mind that we do sit on the floor for our services. You will notice that most ladies wear traditional Indian dress while men dress in more western cloths. However, our non-Sikh visitors should know that type of dress, color or anything of that nature is of no significance. We do suggest to ladies, however, not wearing short skirts as sitting on the floor can be uncomfortable.
It is mandatory to keep one’s head covered while on the Gurudwara premises. Please consider bringing your own scarf or a shawl. If you do not bring one, we will provide you with one. We do not permit hats or caps
Arriving at the Gurudwara:
A Gurudwara is the doorstep (dwara) of the Guru. All are welcome. As you enter the building, you will be asked to remove shoes/socks. The lobby has shoe racks on each side for shoes and bathrooms right next to each shoe rack. Please wash your hands before proceeding upstairs.
Visitors are welcome to have some snacks from the Langar Hall as needed.
Divaan Hall and Services:
As you into the Divaan Hall, please be sure to silence your cell phone and or pagers. Please be sure that your head is covered with a scarf or a turban.
Once inside the main hall, you will be facing a stage with a Manji, a seat, in the center. Over the Manji is a Chandoa, a canopy. A person is usually seated behind the Manji with a Chaur or Whisk of fine white hair. All of these items are suitable for the throne of a Sovereign.
The Sikh Scriptures, Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji is placed on the Manji Sahib. To an average person, Guru Granth Sahib Ji may be a book; however, to the Sikhs, Guru is our Sovereign and our spiritual guide. The setup of the Divaan Hall is to show devotion and respect.
We ask that visitors approach the Guru respectfully. Bowing before the Guru is encouraged however, it is not a requirement. We do not wish for visitors of other faiths to feel uncomfortable.
After bowing, please seat yourself to either side. During normal programming, a Kirtani or another member of Sangat is on the stage singing the hyms that are taken directly from Guru Granth Sahib Ji. There are two Tv screens on either side of the hall so that the visitors can read the translations of the hymns being sung line by line. If you are familiar with the words, you are encouraged to sing along.
At the conclusion of the program, there is a standing prayer led by a Granthi or member of the congregation. The entire congregation stands in attention with hands folded and facing the Guru Sahib. Once this standing prayer is completed, the order of the day from Guru Granth Sahib Ji is read aloud for all to hear. Again, the overhead projectors will display the Hukam, or Order, of Guru Sahib and its translation.
After the Hukam is read, Bhai Sahib takes a few moments to explain the Hukam in Punjabi, the native language of the most of the congregation. And then a sweet is served, called Parshad, or “blessing,” made of wheat flour, water, butter and sugar. We ask that visitors accept the Parshad with both hands and refrain from putting it on the floor. Often times, during the serving of Parshad, management makes a few announcements. Visitors are also introduced to the congregation either by themselves or by their hosts.
The services conclude and the congregation goes to the Langar Hall to enjoy a community meal together prepared by the members of the congregation.
Please use the contact us page to contact our organization to arrange a visit to the Gurudwara. A member of our Public Relations Committee will respond as soon as possible.
Thank you and we look forward your visit!