Welcome to the Sikh Society of Minnesota Gurdwara Sahib
Gurdwara means "guru's door" is a place of worship for Sikhs. The word Sikh (pronounced "sickh") means 'disciple' or 'learner'. The Sikh religion was founded in Northern India in the fifteenth century by Guru Nanak Dev Ji and is distinct from Islam and Hinduism. Sikhism is monotheistic and stresses the equality of all men and women. Sikhs believe in three basic principles; meditating on the name of God (praying), earning a living by honest means as well as sharing the fruits of one's labor with others. Sikhism emphasizes selfless service to humanity. People from all faiths, and those who do not profess any faith are welcomed in Gurdwara. It is centrally located in Bloomington about 10 minutes from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The Gurdwara is open daily however, regular services are held on Friday evenings and Sundays. The prerequisite for entering a Gurdwara are removing shoes and covering one's head with a handkerchief, scarf, or other cloth. Kirtan (singing of hymns) is conducted in Gurmukhi (language of Sikh Scriptures) and English translation is displayed on the screens. A free community vegetarian meal is served after each service. The Sikh community invites all people to join them in bringing mutual understanding and deep respect for all people. Non-Sikh visitors are always welcome! Please stop by or email to schedule a visit.