Riverside Gurdwara

About Riverside Gurdwara

Riverside Gurdwara, also known as Sikh Temple Riverside, is located 55 miles east of Los Angeles. Throughout the year, Riverside Gurdwara has many events that unites the Sikh Community. Sangat from neighboring counties plays an important role in the success of Riverside Gurdwara. Riverside Gurdwara hosts many events year around, Holla Mahalla (Gatka competition), Sikh Sports Day, Bhai Nand Lal Goya ji Day (Speech, Kavita and Group quiz competition), Mata Khivi Ji Day (Langar preparing competition), Gurgaddi Diwas (Gurbani recitation, reading, understanding and writing), Bhai Mardana ji Day (Individual instrument, Individual & Group kirtan competition)  that brings children from all over California and other states together. During these events, the next future generation of Sikh communities showcase their skills in various aspects of Sikhi life. Please use links, listed above, to learn more about Riverside Gurdwara. If you have any further questions/comments, feel free to use contact us page. Bhai Parvinder Singh ji's jatha is performing sewa as Hazuri Jatha.

Sikhism & Gurdwara

What is Sikhism?

Sikhism, founded on the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev and ten successive Sikh Gurus (the last one being the sacred text Guru Granth Sahib) in fifteenth century Punjab, is the fifth-largest organized religion in the world. This system of religious philosophy and expression has been traditionally known as the Gurmat (literally the counsel of the gurus) or the Sikh Dharma. Sikhism originated from the word Sikh, which in turn comes from the Sanskrit root śiṣya meaning "disciple" or "learner", or śikṣa meaning "instruction"

What is Gurdwara?

Gurdwara: this literally translates as 'the door to the Guru'. A Gurdwara is the Sikh place of worship. It houses the Guru Granth Sahib. A gurdwara acts as a community centre, teaching hall and somewhere to hold religious ceremonies. The gurdwara also has a kitchen where food is cooked and given freely to anyone who visits the gurdwara (also called langar). All Sikhs give a proportion of their income to the gurdwara so that the langar can continue to feed all who need to be fed. People of all religious background or of no religious faith are welcomed to these shrines

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