About the Guru Nanak Sikh Temple Walsall PDF Print E-mail

WaheGuru Ji Ka Khalsa, WaheGuru Ji Ki Fateh.

The Guru Nanak Sikh Temple Walsall is open to everyone because in Sikhism everyone is equal. We show this equality through everyone sitting together in the Diwan hall.

The Guru Nanak Sikh Temple Walsall is managed by an executive management committee, elected from the members of the sangat (congregation). Through this committee, the sangat sets the governing rules for the Guru Nanak Sikh Temple Walsall. Because each Gurdwara has it's own elected committee, the governing rules can differ between Gurdwaras - this allows for needs of the sangat of that particular Gurdwara to be met.

The rules that should be followed whilst on the Guru Nanak Sikh Temple Walsall premises are:

  • Remove your shoes before entering the Diwan Hall or the Langar Hall. Shoe racks are available inside the entrance hall of the Gurdwara.
  • Cover your head at all times whilst inside the Gurdwara.
  • Bow in front of the Guru Granth Sahib Ji when joining the sangat (congregation) inside the Diwan Hall. Members of the sangat can offer money, butter, milk, fruit or sugar etc. towards the up keep of the Gurdwara or as ingredients for the langar meal but this is optional.
  • Everyone sits cross-legged on the carpeted floor facing the Guru Granth Sahib Ji when inside the Diwan Hall. The custom at this Gurdwara is for females to sit on the left and for males to sit on the right, although this sitting arrangement does vary between Gurdwaras.
  • Everyone stands up during the Ardas (common prayer to God).
  • Switch off any mobile phone before entering the Diwan hall.
  • No alcohol, tobacco, smoking or meat is allowed on the Gurdwara premises.