Visit to Gravesend Gurdwara (Sikh Temple)
Date: 11th February 12
Location: off Saddington Street, G ravesend, Kent
Postcode: DA12 1AG
Contact: Mike Sasse
Phone: 01892 531179
Group: Archaeology and Heritage
The first visit of the Archaeology & Heritage Group's 2012 programme of visits is to a modern but interesting addition to our religious heritage.
The Gravesend Gurdwara (full title Shri Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara) was opened towards the end of 2010, and is reputed to be one of the largest Sikh temples (gurdwara) outside India. Sikhs locally form around 7% of the population, and this magnificent building is constructed to take a large number of worshippers as well as to include educational and other facilities. The structure incorporates five elaborate domes, and the building uses granite, marble and Kota stone from India. Stonemasons were brought from India to assist with its construction, and there is much
This is an opportunity to learn something of this religion and appreciate and photograph the religious art and design of Sikhism.
NOTE: There is no admission or photography charge, but it is customary to make a donation to funds.