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Sikh Temple Visit
17th October 2016

Yardley Court Year Seven visited the Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara on Friday.

The boys respectfully covered their heads, removed their shoes and began their tour in the Meditation rooms. They then walked through the temple, hearing about the principles of equality and truth that underpin Sikhism. The Gurdwara contains three prayer halls and two dining halls, providing a place of learning, worship and community for over 15,000 Sikhs in and around Gravesend.

Equality is a very important element within the Sikh religion. Everyone possesses the same rights, with all men and women being treated equally in the Gurdwara (temple). This emphasis on equality sees many people, from all ethnic and religious backgrounds, being welcomed in to the Gurdwara and in to ‘Guru ka Langar’.

During their visit, the boys learnt about the symbols worn by Sikhs and the history and structure of the Guru Granth Sahib Ji. They heard about the symbolism within Sikh writing and emblems and looked at examples around the temple. Their visited ended with an opportunity to taste some delicious food.

Thank You to Deepinder and everyone at the Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara for welcoming us to their very special place of worship.

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