(including Katha from Sri Gur Partap Suraj Granth)
The place where Sikhs gather to worship is called a Gurdwara and literally means the Guru’s Door. A Gurdwara meeting place has no specific design. It can be a bare, clean, simple room or an elaborate building, such as the Golden Temple with its marble floors, gilded frescos, and ornate domes. There might be a flag marked with the emblem of the Sikh coat of arms. The one necessary feature is the presence of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the Holy Scripture and Guru/Spiritual Teacher of the Sikhs.
All Gurdwara Sahibs are open 7 days a week [generally], all year round. People visit Gurdwara Sahib whenever they have time. There is no set time or day to visit the Gurdwara Sahib, however most people visit the Gurdwara on Sunday. Anyone is welcome to worship in a Gurdwara regardless of caste, color, or creed. A specific protocol exists for the Gurdwara. Cleanliness is essential.
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