The Sikh community of Connecticut has a longstanding history that has developed over the past few decades. It all began at an individual’s residence in May of 1986, when a handful of Sikh families got together to recite “Keertan” (Sikh hymns) as a congregation. Enjoying the homeliness of this get-together, the families decided to continue their Keertan programs monthly basis in their homes, with families volunteering to host each month in the Naugatuck Valley area. Each program was followed by the traditional “Langar”, or community meal. Some years down the line in 1989, the same group of families decided to rent a hall in Ansonia, CT to celebrate the holiday of “Vaisakhi” – the day of the first Sikh baptism. Several more families joined in from the greater CT area and the congregation continued to grow. Seeing this, the Sikh community decided to officially register as a non-profit organization and begin holding a “Gurdwara Diwan”, or prayer service, more regularly – prompting the birth of the Connecticut Sikh Association, Inc. in November of 1993.
What is Sikhism? Sikhism is a monotheistic faith formed in the fifteenth century by Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Guru Nanak Dev Ji along with the following nine Gurus were sent by God Himself to deliver His message. The Tenth Guru then compiled all the teaching of Gurus into the Holy Scripture known as Guru Granth Sahib Ji which presides as the eleventh Guru of Sikhs. Read More
Visiting First time?
Visiting Gurdwara for the first time? Gurdwara doors are open to everybody regardless of their religion, caste, gender or race but there are few guidelines which we request you to follow when you visit any Gurdwara.
O my mind, chant the Name of the Lord, and study His Excellence.
ਰਾਮ ਨਾਮ ਬਿਨੁ ਥਿਰੁ ਨਹੀ ਕੋਈ ਹੋਰੁ ਨਿਹਫਲ ਸਭੁ ਬਿਸਥਾਰੁ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
Without the Lord’s Name, nothing is steady or stable. All the rest of the show is useless. ||1||Pause|| ਕਿਆ ਲੀਜੈ ਕਿਆ ਤਜੀਐ ਬਉਰੇ ਜੋ ਦੀਸੈ ਸੋ ਛਾਰੁ ॥
What is there to accept, and what is there to reject, O madman? Whatever is seen shall turn to dust. ਜਿਸੁ ਬਿਖਿਆ ਕਉ ਤੁਮੑ ਅਪੁਨੀ ਕਰਿ ਜਾਨਹੁ ਸਾ ਛਾਡਿ ਜਾਹੁ ਸਿਰਿ ਭਾਰੁ ॥੧॥
That poison which you believe to be your own – you must abandon it and leave it behind. What a load you have to carry on your head! ||1||
(Sri Guru Granth Sahib JiAng 1200)
Rehras Sahib 6:30pm to 7pm
Month of September Ragi Jatha Bhai Gurmail Singh Ji
1610 West Street
Southington, CT – 06489
Phone: (860) 621 – 3015