Rochester MN gurdwara information

ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਸਾਦਿ ॥






 

ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕਾ ਖਾਲਸਾ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕੀ ਫਤਿਹ

वाहेगुरु जी का खालसा वाहेगुरु जी की फतेह

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ke Fateh

The Khalsa belongs to Waheguru (Lord, God), 

The Victory belongs to Waheguru 

 

Our next monthly gurdwara will be held on Saturday, June 1st at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 559, 20th ST SW, Rochester, MN. 
Everyone is welcome to attend, no RSVP is required.  Please consider this as a personal invitation and forward it to those who may have not received it.
You may contact Tosh (tbi...@gmail.com) if you wish to sing a Shabad at the gurdwara or to have your/someone you know email to be added in our email list.

Hosts:
SSRM will host the langar.
Please contact any member of SSRM board if you wish to co-host langar.

Program as follow:
Church set up - 4:00 pm
Sukhmani sahib path - 4:30 pm
Kirtan - 6:00 pm
Anand Sahib, Ardaas and Kirtan Sohila -7:00 pm
Open langar at the church - 7:30 pm

 For your convenience you may select SSRM Langar Signup and Supplies Checklist tab
Connect with SSRM on Facebook 

Please dress appropriately so that you can comfortably and with decency sit on the carpeted floor. It is recommended that all visitors to the Gurdwara wear loose fitting clothing which covers most of your legs. Low hanging or tight-fitting pants/trousers may not be suitable.

Please try sitting on the carpeted floor at home for a short period to see if the clothing is suitable. All visitors entering the Main Prayer Hall, called the Darbar Sahib and the Dining (Langar) Hall will have to remove their shoes and place them in the shoe racks provided.

Strictly No Smoking is allowed in the vicinity of the Gurdwara premises. Visitors cannot enter the Gurdwara while under the influence of Alcohol or Drugs. You should not take cigarettes or tobacco with you into the premises or smoke while near the Gurdwara or soon before going into the Gurdwara.
All visitors MUST cover their heads while in the main Gurdwara areas ie: (Darbar Sahib and Langar Hall)

Head covering for men/boys will normally be available in the Gurdwara but a large knotted handkerchief is acceptable. (The Gurdwara may provide handkerchief sized cloth to cover the head). Other hats and caps (eg baseball-style caps) may not be appropriate (please check with the Gurdwara officials). Sikh men normally wear a Turban.

Women/Girls will need to wear a headscarf. The Gurdwara usually has a box of scarves, but you could bring your own headscarf for this purpose. Sikh ladies usually wear a “Chunni”, which is normally a long, flowing semi-transparent plain cloth with a decorated, veiled edging.

Sitting on chairs is discouraged and meant for those who are elderly and frail. The hall will be decked with white sheets on the carpeted floor in the Main Prayer Hall (Darbar Sahib) and in the Langar Hall. (A few chairs may be available in the Langar Hall for visitors who have difficulty sitting on the floor due to old age or other medical conditions).

On first entering the large prayer room (called the Darbar Sahib), a small bow to the Guru Granth Sahib (the holy book) shows respect to the host community. Backs should not be turned on the Guru Granth Sahib or the soles of the feet pointed towards the Sikh holy book when sitting on the carpet. It is normal to sit cross-legged yoga style. It may be a good idea to practice this at home if possible before your trip to the Gurdwara.