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#1 mAhA_pApI

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 09:58 AM

recently in Malaysia there was new Gurudwra been open in Kuantan in where the local government didnt let the Gurudwara commitee to put a dome...

so im doing my thesis related to Gurudwara domes....and i wana to send this thesis to the local goverment of Malaysia in Kuantan.....but sad to say...i dont have info bout it.....and i dono what to write anymore....i got 1 more week to submit my draf.....i hope i can get some help here... if any one of u out here have any infomation regarding the domes plssss let me know......

i need info on...

-the important of domes in Sikhism
-Sikh Gurudwara identity
-the factor of using the domes in Gurudwara
-what is the effect to the image and also to the community
-if can i am also looking for....the sound effect in domes,
-and the most important... what those this domes mean to u....how does this domes effect us....and what are the benefit of having it....

pls help me...thanks....
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Posted 20 March 2007 - 12:01 PM

http://www.sikhsanga...tyle_emoticons/default/grin.gif this is completely new to me. i would also appreciate any information on this.

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 12:49 PM

how about u say something like........ the domes show the temple from a far way, to allow sikhs to pay respects to Guruji. or something like the domes create the identity of the temple..... :sady: ...sorry want to help...but cant think.


how about u ask a Granthi, at the Gurdwara...... http://www.sikhsanga...tyle_emoticons/default/grin.gif

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 05:22 PM

Is basically Sikh architecture

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 05:37 PM

Not all gurudware have domes, there are many local gurughars without domes. I don't think domes are really that important. All you need is a Nishan Sahib.

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 05:39 PM

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It isn't "sikh architecture". Its simply arabic/indian architecture. Sikhi is a religion, the architecture and building styles are culture. So one might say that the design of a gurdwara might be important for symbolizing it is a cultural center, but that has little to do with sikhi.

For the sikhi component, the khanda flag (nishaan sahib) is what identifies a place of worship for a sikh.

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 06:38 PM

Yeah, North Indian architecture was pretty much Indo-Turko-Persian. Tradition for gurdwaras to have dome, but its not religious.

Why dont they let you guys put the dome anyways?
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#8 mAhA_pApI

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 11:34 PM

true that architecture refer more to culture...but rem Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji monitor and built our first gurudwara(Sri Harimandir Sahib)...so there is some aspect of religion been put in it....but then i also agree that sikh architecture is more towards the wedding of islam and hindu architecture.....domes are well known symbol used for religion bulding...as we no the 1st dome ever created in this world was , Treasury Of Atreus-14 century BC...but then people ask why we used in Sikhism...is true that we can always say that it is the symbol for religion building.....but then they ask back...which religion as the west has alredy fix it for islam....then y do other use it....and the quetion goes on and on....
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Posted 20 March 2007 - 11:41 PM

Yeah, North Indian architecture was pretty much Indo-Turko-Persian. Tradition for gurdwaras to have dome, but its not religious.

Why dont they let you guys put the dome anyways?


becose the local goverment say the domes will make the gurudwara look like mosque...n people may get confuse.....
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Posted 21 March 2007 - 12:33 AM

Yeah, North Indian architecture was pretty much Indo-Turko-Persian. Tradition for gurdwaras to have dome, but its not religious.

Why dont they let you guys put the dome anyways?


becose the local goverment say the domes will make the gurudwara look like mosque...n people may get confuse.....


Does local government restrict architecture based on possible confusion with respect to any other type of buildings? Sounds odd, are you sure there's not more to the reasoning of the local government?

Without a dome the gurudwara may look like the university, library, police station, city hall, then people will be really confused. http://www.sikhsanga...tyle_emoticons/default/grin.gif

If confusion is the issue, perhaps a reasonable solution is to require that the Nishan Sahib be high enough and large enough that it is clearly visible. In addition to whatever else you can muster, expand on how identification via a distinguished Nishan Sahib is part of Sikh faith and identity. Let them know that it is an insult to both Sikhs and Muslims to suggest that each is so fickle in faith to feel confused. Local govt sounds confused.

Digressing a bit, I'd like to see a Gurudwara that takes leadership and in being built based on environmental architecture.




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