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.
November 16th FridaySangrand Month of Maghar (ਮੱਘਰ)
ਤਬ ਲਗੁ ਪ੍ਰਾਨੀ ਤਿਸੈ ਸਰੇਵਹੁ ਜਬ ਲਗੁ ਘਟ ਮਹਿ ਸਾਸਾ ॥
O mortal, serve the Lord, as long as the breath of life remains in the body. ਜੇ ਘਟੁ ਜਾਇ ਤ ਭਾਉ ਨ ਜਾਸੀ ਹਰਿ ਕੇ ਚਰਨ ਨਿਵਾਸਾ ॥੨॥
And even when your body dies, your love for the Lord shall not die; you shall dwell at the Feet of the Lord. ||2|| ਜਿਸ ਕਉ ਸਬਦੁ ਬਸਾਵੈ ਅੰਤਰਿ ਚੂਕੈ ਤਿਸਹਿ ਪਿਆਸਾ ॥
When the Word of the Shabad abides deep within, thirst and desire are quenched. ਹੁਕਮੈ ਬੂਝੈ ਚਉਪੜਿ ਖੇਲੈ ਮਨੁ ਜਿਣਿ ਢਾਲੇ ਪਾਸਾ ॥੩॥
When one understands the Hukam of the Lord’s Command, he plays the game of chess with the Lord; throwing the dice, he conquers his own mind. ||3||
(Sri Guru Granth Sahib JiAng 793)
Rehras Sahib 6:30pm to 7pm
Month of November Ragi Jatha Bhai Gurbakash Singh Ji Muhali
1610 West Street
Southington, CT – 06489
Phone: (860) 621 – 3015