First Time at The Gurdwara?

Welcome to the Euless Gurdwara (also referred to as a Sikh Temple or GuruGhar, or home of the Guru) – we would love for you to join us for some peaceful reflection – including meditation, music and meals!

Anyone is welcome to worship  and perform service (seva) in a Gurdwara regardless of caste, color, or creed. A specific protocol of worship and seva exists for the Gurdwara – here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Per CDC Guidelines, we recommend masks be worn inside the Gurdwara premises by those at risk.
  • Be modestly attired (no shorts for men or short skirts for women please)
  • Cover your head at all times while in Dewan Hall, Langer Hall and Kitchen (no hats or caps please. Rumaals/bandanas available).
  • Remove your shoes and wash your hands before entering the Dewan Hall. No shoes are allowed in Langer Hall, Kitchen or the Main Hall.
  • Bow respectfully before the Guru Granth Sahib (Holy Book)
  • Offer any donation such as flowers, food items, or money.
  • Sit quietly on the floor with your legs crossed, and face towards Guru Granth Sahib.
  • Benches are provided in the back for those who are handicapped or unable to sit on the floor.
  • Please silence your (and if you are with children, theirs as well) phones/electronics.
  • Accept prasad, a sanctified delicacy made from flour, butter, and sugar. Please don’t bring any pre-made prasad from home. Instead, you can donate any items like flour, sugar, butter and oil to our kitchen staff.
  • Enjoy a free vegetarian meal from the Langar hall – egg or meat-based products are not allowed inside the Gurdwara complex.
  • Please make sure that silence is maintained in the main hall, and be respectful of the Guru Granth Sahib at all times while you are in the Main Hall.

Langar/Kitchen Protocol

  • Only volunteers doing food service (seva) are allowed in the kitchen for hygiene and safety purposes.
  • Small children are not allowed in the kitchen, as there are hot surfaces and frying.
  • Please cover your head and remove your shoes before coming into the Langar Hall or kitchen, if you haven’t already done so.
  • If there are any leftover Langar items you would like to take, there is a designated spot for that with ziploc bags available. Please only take what you need.

Receive Prashad with Both Hands

Guru Granth Sahib is the central focus of the Sikh worship service. The main service consists of singing verses from the Guru Granth Sahib. After the main worship service, a Sikh offers a prayer of Ardas. Every one present stands. At the end of the day,  a final verse (Hukamnama, or the guidance of the day) is read aloud. The sacred volume is closed, and Guru Granth Sahib is put to rest with a Sukhasan ceremony.