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“Beauty in the Midst”

Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara
Ranked #1 of 29 things to do in Gravesend
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Owner description: One of the biggest Gurdwaras in Europe hosting fantastic facilities for Sikhs and the wider community, including three Meditation Halls, two Langar Halls, fully equipped Lecture Theatre seating 140 people, ICT suite, Library, Meeting Room, etc. Nursery provision to be developed. The compex also includes Sports fields and Sports Hall (home of Guru Nanak Football Club, Kabaddi, Karate, Basketball, etc), Guru Nanak Day Centre for the Elderly, and Punjabi School at weekends.
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Stunning, breathless, beautiful,, amazing! I could continue but we only have so much space. This is more than just a building, it is one of the most beutiful Sikh Gurdwaras outside of the Indian sub- continent. I have had the pleasure of seeing the whole complex as it dominate the local landscape as i travel overhead on route to London city. It is a breathtaking during the day as it is particularly on a moonlit night. The whole building in and out has been handcrafted from its marble to the internal woodwork. Ultimately it is a place of worship for Sikhs and has its doors open to all faiths and provides a Langer, simple indioan vegetarian food nearly on a 24x7 basis. The complex comprises the main Gurdwara building, then two international size football pitches, a gymnasium building and a further building housing the Sikh School, and Guru Nanak Day Center for the elderly. Along with car park for over 600 cars and 8 coaches a turkey amazing place in the heart of Gravesend. It really is a place to visit all created with donations from th Gravesend based Sikh community, a Must for All peopl to visit without exception!

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Reviewed June 17, 2013

Unfortunately have only seen Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara as I wanted to take a look at this stunning building - it really is beautiful and worth seeing if you are in the area. It dominates the local landscape but not in a negative way, when we saw it the sun was shining and it was such an impressive site.

I really wish I'd had the time to go inside and view.

1  Thank badger1983
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Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

I am fortunate enough to have been twice to both the old and new Siri Guru Nanak Gurdwaras in Gravesend. We have one of the larger Sikh communities in the country and if you get a chance, pop in and visit. The Sikh community welcome all to their places of worship, and there was no exception when I visited with friends and family for a mixed Sikh-Christian wedding here and an organised viewing.
The priests and people that work there are also more than willing to educate non-Sikhs like myself about their religion and culture, so it is well worth a visit. If you get to see a ritual, you may even get a translation or explaination from your guide or the priest, as was the case of the wedding I was a guest at.
Take a plain headscarf or bandana as both men & women will need to cover your hair, (though you should be able to borrow one) and make sure you have no holes in your socks!
Inside is beautifully decorated, both the foyer and the rooms where worship takes place, though is not yet fully complete, so still a work in progress. To look at from the outside the building is very very impressive, the marble clad exterior and the domes are an awesome sight.
After your visit (for whatever reason) you are welcomed to a banqueting hall for chai (Indian tea) and a selection of nibbles. There is also a small stall selling various Sikh culture & religious goods inside.
It is worth spending an hour or so just popping in there and ask for a look around. You will be made very very welcome, and the only money you will spend is what you wish to put in the collection plate/chest, as per a church.

2  Thank Dozeydustman
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

We had a visit to the temple arranged through work. It is amazing both to look at and to visit inside. The people could not have been any more friendly or welcoming. If you ever get the chance to visit please do it is a wonderful experience!

3  Thank Nicola K
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

Brilliant, roomy and spacious. The perfect place to worship. Very good service and personalities are good. Overall very good, excellent!

2  Thank Sweet C
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