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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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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...... grin.gif

pull chuk marf.

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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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Waheguroo jee ka Khalsa!

Waheguroo jee kee Fateh!

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.

Waheguroo jee ka Khalsa!

Waheguroo jee kee Fateh!

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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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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....

im crazy d.....

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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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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. 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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tat were the only reason for it.....n some Sikh leaders even talk with the prime minister n he denied of any restriction on domes....so probaly the gurudwara will have a dome soon....but some people need to be educated so that it wont happen again...im looking for the gurudwara picture....il tryto post as soon as i can....

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The Dome of Sikh Gurdwara is called a "GUMMAT".

A Gurdwara "Gummat" is an upside down LOTUS FLOWER. Look closely at Sri Darbaar Sahib's Dome. Unfortunately, some Gurdwara Dome's in the West look more cylinder like Mosque style dome's rather than Lotus flower's. The Lotus Flower represents purity, beauty and truthfulness whilst residing in the world of Maya and falsehood. Therefore, it's a key feature of a Sikh Gurdwara and represents the Guru's House being a place of enlightenment, purity and truth within society and Maya.

The Dome of a Sikh Gurdwara represents Sikh Sovereignty. This is illustrated in the architecture of Sri Akaal Takht Sahib and Sri Darbaar Sahib where Guru Sahib's built a dome as part of the structure. The Dome on a Gurdwara is a physical imprint on the skyline and shows the Sikhs are distinct, sovereign and free.

The Sikh Dome is NOT like the Muslim Mosque's Dome (QIBBAH). The Sikh dome is more flatter, whilst the Muslim Dome looks more cyclinder and is based on a DRUM. Some interpretations of the Mosque Dome is that it represents a world within the world, sign of glory and greatness of Islam, and a more pragmatic explanation as being a physical marker of Muslim presence in an area.

General structure feature of Domes:

- Helps to echoe sound inside the structure.

Mosque with Qibbah (Dome):

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Sri Akaal Takht Sahib with Gummat:

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Hindu Mandir:

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grin.gif this is completely new to me. i would also appreciate any information on this.
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I also understand, im not 100% sure, bt the dome is usually place directly above Guru Maharaj, to prevent people walking above Maharaj.

We had alot of problems at my local gurdwara, as the dome was not placed above Guru Maharaj. So im sure thats another reason to have a dome on the gurdwara.

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piari sangat ji...thanks for the help....il be submiting my thesis tomoro morning..its 3.30am n i just start printing nw.....

well as i say i will post he new Kuantan Gurdwara pic here....here u go.....

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