Being a minority in Hyderabad, the Punjabis and Sikhs are not recognized as much as they should be. Apart from getting a holiday on Guru Nanak Jayanti, most of us don’t know much about the culture behind these amazing people. On my first visit to a Gurudwara, I was struck by the ethereal serenity of the large hall where all the devotees were singing hymns. Something that most of us don’t know about the community is the equality they convey through most of their rituals. The architecture and practices of a Gurudwara portray gender equality as well as economic and cultural equality. They are tolerant, accepting and welcoming people. This article is for anyone who would like to go experience a Gurudwara for themselves or for any Punjabis who are new to the city and looking for a Gurudwara in Hyderabad, near you:
Gurudwara Saheb Ameerpet
Gurudwara Saheb Ameerpet is one of the oldest in Hyderabad. It is considered one of the most beautiful in Andhra Pradesh because of its modern architecture. It has many devotees visiting from all over the world.
Where: 7-1-191, Gurudwara Ln, Swathi Avenue, Ameerpet, Hyderabad
Call:040 2375 0478
Central Gurudwara Saheb
it is located at Maharani Jhansi Rd in Gowliguda is another famous Gurudwara of Hyderabad. This Gurudwara celebrates Guru Gobind Singh’s birthday every year where over 25,000 to 30,000 Sikh Devotees and other community faiths participate.
Where: Central Gurdwara Sahib, Gowliguda, Hyderabad
EME Centre Gurudwara
Located at Trimulgherry, Secunderabad. Its exclusive architectural design attracts a large number of devotees. They celebrate major festivals with grand arrangements such as decoration, prayers, distribution of prashad etc.
Where: Ward No 7 Secunderabad, Lal Bazaar, Trimulgherry, Secunderabad
This one was built in 1960s, in heart of city Charminar, and the granthi singh was allotted from Govt of Andhra Pradesh.
Where: Ghansi Bazaar, Charminar, Hyderabad
Puratan Gurudwara Saheb Asha Singh Bagh
Puratan Gurudwara Saheb Asha singh Bagh is a historical one of Hyderabad as this place is dedicated to the sacrifices of the brave Lahori Soldiers who laid down their precious lives at this place.
Where: Asha Singh Bagh, Sikh Chawni, Kishan Bagh, Hyderabad
Gurdwara Sahib Sri Guru Ramdas Ji
Where: Jawahar Nagar, Hyderabad
Gurdwara sahib Uppuguda
Where: Narahari Nagar, Gyandev Sangam Nagar, Hyderabad
Call :093924 89619
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