A Gurudwara is a place of worship for Sikhs, people from all faiths and those who do not profess any faith are welcome in Sikh Gurudwara’s.
Gurudwara Singh Sabha Alken was founded in 2015. Our Gurudwara house Darbar Sahib is also known as the dewan hall (prayer room) which refers to the main hall within in a Sikh Gurudwara. This hall is where the holy Scripture – the Guru Granth Sahib is placed on a throne in a prominent central position.
It also houses our Langar hall. Langar, also known as the community kitchen, is an integral part of the Gurudwara Sahib. The Langar brings the community together, eliminates caste system and serves people in need. A Gurudwara can be identified from a distance by tall flagpoles bearing the Nishan Sahib, the Sikh flag.
Sikhism has no room for symbolism or ritualism; Sikhs have neither idols nor altars in their Gurudwara. They have no sacraments and no priestly order. The essential feature of a gurudwara is the presiding presence in it of the holy Sikh Scripture, called the Guru Granth Sahib also referred to as Satguru. This essentially is the focal point of a Gurudwara. The other main component is the holy congregation called the Sadh Sangat who are present within this sacred structure in humble obedience to principles laid down by the Sikh Gurus.