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New Gurdwara Sahib To Open Next Week Cost £15 Million

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will def have to make a trip to gravesend one day. went to a wedding there earlier this year... it was still in construction. they had one hall open. you could tell once finished it will look AMAZING!!!!

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As wonderful as the Gurdwara will be when opened (and obviously Sikh Temples should be respected), one can't avoid wondering whether such a huge amount of money would've been better spent in areas such as helping the families of Sikh martyrs in India, or even Sikh families who were caught up in the troubles of previous years. Its not as if the South of England is lacking in Sikh Temples. £15 million is a lot of money - the mind boggles at how it could've been spent in other areas where it was most needed. Oh well I'm sure the Gurdwara in question will be an attractive sight.

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I agree with Kaljugi BUT it has to be pointed out that a lot of that 15 million would not have been gained anyway because I am sure a lot of it is from government funded schemes that allocate money to such projects.

In addition, I vote in favor of such big and expensive Gurdwaras because they are built like palaces fit for a King... and our Guru Granth Sahib jee deserves nothing less. There are many small gurdwaras around the UK and you walk into darbaar hall and it makes your heart sink when you see the state of some of them. So the more satkaar given to Maharaj's saroops, the better. Of course, it is also very important that the people who run it are the right type of people running it as well.

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I agree with Kaljugi BUT it has to be pointed out that a lot of that 15 million would not have been gained anyway because I am sure a lot of it is from government funded schemes that allocate money to such projects.

In addition, I vote in favor of such big and expensive Gurdwaras because they are built like palaces fit for a King... and our Guru Granth Sahib jee deserves nothing less. There are many small gurdwaras around the UK and you walk into darbaar hall and it makes your heart sink when you see the state of some of them. So the more satkaar given to Maharaj's saroops, the better. Of course, it is also very important that the people who run it are the right type of people running it as well.

I agree. Although in one of the links by the original poster, the online newspaper article states the money was all from donations from the sangat.

Which is admirable on one hand because, as you say, Guru Granth Sahib deserves to be treated with respect. However surely it is better to 'house' Guru Granth Sahib in less than affluent surroundings as long as the people in the less-showy Gurdwara are serving the religion with honesty, prem and devotion. I know I'd rather visit a simple Gurdwara run by devoted Sikhs, rather than a palacial, beautiful building run by scoundrels. Not that I'm suggesting the intentions of the people in-charge of this new Gurdwara are anything but honourable. I'm just making a point.

Remember in Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade (bear with me here :lol:), the Holy Grail was the simple carpenters goblet whilst the 'pappi' villain automatically chose the golden cups thinking Jesus would only ever drink from a gold vessell. ;)

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***Amrit Ras Kirtan Darbar - Celebrating Avtar Purab of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji***

Attending: Giani Paramjit Singh Kesri (Dehli Wale) and Bhai Davinder Singh Sodhi (Ludhiana Wale)

on Sunday 21st November - 6pm till 8pm

at Sri Guru Nanak Darbar *New* Gurdwara, Guru Nanak Marg, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 1AG.

Please attend and spread the word...!

bhai_davinder_singh_sodhi_gravesend_20101110_2052589784.jpg

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Pyare Sevaji thankyou for posting this wonderful information of -

Amrit Ras Kirtan Darbar on Sunday 21st November 2010 at the new Gurdwara Sahib Gravesend.

I am very happy to see that the Sikh media will also be there and many other Sikhi organisations:

http://shaheedbabajiwansingh.org

http://www.kentkirtansociety.org

http://sikhchannel.tv

http://thesikhtv.com

http://sangattrust.org

Now that the Sangat of Gravesend have built this magnificient Gurdwara I would ask them to update their website with a Radio/Tv LIVE link (like many worldwide) so that we can all be part of the future. The radio link at Sikhnet has not worked for a long time.

Gurfateh

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Our people can invest in stones only...

Is there any necessity to invest such a high amount on a Gurudwara complex while many people in Punjab suffer from hunger, diseases and so forth?

But it is true that "Jhoothi Shaan" (=false glory) is presented everywhere.

Often Palkees are plated with gold while elsewhere basic needs of a human being arent fulfilled.

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One interesting thing - at least BBC is covering this - this is a country where Sikh religion didn't originated - Sikhs and Sikh religion is foreign to this country - Indian media would have never covered such an event, infact it would be covered with some bad/negative essence.

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