Sikh youths on flying the flag for Glasgow at the Young Scot Awards 2013

  Young Sikh Leaders are delighted to have been shortlisted. Charandeep is one of the founding members of the Young Sikh Leaders, who have been nominated in the cultural diversity category. He said: “It was a very exciting time when we found out that we’ve been nominated because it isn’t something that young Scottish Sikhs…

Glasgow Sikhs celebrate Vaisakhi with colour filled parade

Sikhs from across Glasgow celebrated the festival of Vaisakhi with a procession made up from thousands from the community. April 14th marked the beginning of the Sikh new year and commemorates the the birth of the Sikh Order of the Khalsa, after Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th guru, left the earth. Khalsa is the pinnacle…

Glasgow Sikhs offer ‘A Candle In The Dark’ for their community

In the Otago Street Gurdwara, the lights are dimmed as councillors, MSPs and members of the public walk around a shocking new exhibition. Faced with photographs of atrocities from recent genocide, visitors read the captions beneath the pictures in stunned silence, their heads bowed. As they reflect on the images before them, only the haunting…

EVER WANTED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS INSIDE GLASGOW’S GURDWARA?

You can hear the sound of women kneading the chapati dough before you see them, closely gathered round the huge table in the kitchen. “Waheguru” they chant continuously, rhythmically, to focus their mind on the job, eyes never leaving the table apart from to pass their products along the line to be tossed, fried and…

NEW SIKH GURDWARA FOR POLLOKSHIELDS

The South side will soon play host to the biggest Sikh temple in Scotland, after construction work began on a derelict site in Pollokshields. Work started this week (Monday) on the area’s first purpose-built temple, or Gurdwara, next to the Tramway building in Albert Drive. A special prayer ceremony took place on Sunday, attended by…