Visiting the Gurdwara Today

It’s not even 9.30am, and already we have been extremely spiritual, given the auspicious nature of the day today! As it is Vaisakhi, we usually go to the Gurdwara to pay our respects, and because we had to drop Hubby Dearest to the station today, it seemed a good idea to start the day in a religious way!

The Gurdwara this morning

The Gurdwara this morning

The flags are up, ready for the Nagar Kirtan, the religious procession that will be happening on Saturday.

The Chanda, the flag, to show that there is a Gurdwara here

The Chanda, the flag, to show that there is a Gurdwara here

Yup, that’s my two, standing at the base of the Chanda, the flag of the Khalsa, paying their respects before going inside.

The Entrance hall

The Entrance hall

It’s a beautiful building, and there is amazing wooden carved panels, brought over from India, where expert carvers created the panels.

One of the panels

One of the panels

As you go up one level there is a stained glass window, depicting the symbol à©´, Ek Onkar, meaning there is one God.

Ek Onkar

Ek Onkar

Then the domes that you can see for the outside are decorated on the inside with mosaic work.

The Outer Dome

The Outer Dome

Then when you go inside the Darbar Sahib, to actually pay your respects, there is another stunning stained glass window, and the decorated area where the Guru Granth Sahib sits.

Prayers are happening

Prayers are happening

The stained glass window depicting the Khanda, our symbol of the Sikh faith

The stained glass window depicting the Khanda, our symbol of the Sikh faith

And again a beautiful dome with mosaic decoration.

The inner dome

The inner dome

We’re hoping to have a peaceful day now, at home, but there are still Karate lessons later!

Enjoy your day everyone!

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26 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Thumbup
    Apr 14, 2015 @ 17:10:09

    Karate?

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  2. walkerkaty0
    Apr 14, 2015 @ 16:13:46

    Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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  3. nikirath
    Apr 14, 2015 @ 14:25:45

    Happy Vaisakhi Ritu 🙂 Hope you enjoyed your visit to the Gurudwara.

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  4. Cats at the Bar.org / Back Home in Bromont.com
    Apr 14, 2015 @ 12:53:28

    Beautiful architecture. I admire the craftsmanship. 🙂

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  5. shambhavi31
    Apr 14, 2015 @ 10:32:08

    Happy Vaisakhi 🙂

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  6. edwinasepisodes
    Apr 14, 2015 @ 10:14:55

    It looks beautiful Ritu. 🙂

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  7. પ્રેમપરખંદા
    Apr 14, 2015 @ 09:22:23

    Happy Baisakhi to you and your familly.
    Nanak saheeb always give you a joy in life.
    Jay guru sahib.
    sat shree akaal.

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  8. The Champa Tree
    Apr 14, 2015 @ 09:12:14

    Happy Baisakhi to you and your family!

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