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The Ontario Khalsa Darbar is (place of worship) in Mississauga, Ontario. One of the largest Sikh Gurudwara in Canada, it attracts tens of thousands of celebrants for major religious festivals.

gurdwara (Punjabi: ਗੁਰਦੁਆਰਾ, gurdu'ārā or ਗੁਰਦਵਾਰਾ, gurdvārā), meaning "the doorway to the Guru", is the Sikh place of worship and may be referred to as a Sikh temple.

Officially started in 1978 in a small trailer. Steadily, more and more money was raised and the land was purchased and a building was created in 1989.

The location is at 7080 Dixie Road, Mississauga, Ontario.

During the 1990s the outdoor stadium was built. Hardial Dhir Architect was chosen to reconstruct and design the community center and additions to the Gurdwara.

The Gurdwara is the central Gurdwara in the Greater Toronto Area.

In the late 1990s, the old building was getting overcrowded so with additional financing from the members we were capable to build a larger extension to accommodate special days like Bandhi Chhor ("Release from Confinement", held according to Nanakshahi calendar on the same date as Diwali) and Vaisakhi and New Year (December 31). 

In 2003 the Bandhi Chhor celebration drew in a crowd of nearly 50,000 people.
This is when the Gurdwara got a lot of popularity. It has an atmosphere like if it is a major Gurdwara in India.
A new plan in 2004 was announced to build a $3 million parking lot with many historical paintings and information boards.

The image of the temple as of 2019 

This did not happen overnight or by a miracle, It took a lot of cooperation, imagination, perseverance, energy, focusing on, understanding, unity, hard work, planning, and faith

 

What is the difference between a Sikh and a Khalsa Sikh?
 
According to Sikhism, all humans are Sikhs and they all came to earth to study nature i.e., the god from his creation. Khalsa means pure it was an army made by Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji to fight for the weak people. every Sikh or gursikh who follows the teachings 10 gurus have to live in the code and conduct of Khalsa.
 

How was the Khalsa created?
 
In 1699 the tenth guru, Guru Gobind Singh, chose Vaisakhi as the occasion to transform the Sikhs into a family of soldier saints, known as the Khalsa Panth. Guru Gobind Singh founded the Khalsa in front of thousands at Anandpur Sahib. ... This is the basis of the Sikh baptism ceremony.
 

Can a Sikh carry a knife?
The kirpan is a ceremonial knife central to the Sikh faith; all baptized Sikhs are expected to carry one. The decision, according to KING 5 News, merely confirmed the standard practice. "Plenty of Sikhs, both students and staff" have worn their kirpans at school for years, it seems.
 

Do Sikhs eat meat?
In Sikhism, only Lacto-vegetarian food is served in the Gurdwara (Sikh temple) but Sikhs are not bound to be meat-free. The general consensus is that Sikhs are free to choose whether to adopt a meat diet or not. ... According to the Akal Takht (Central Body for Sikh Temporal Affairs), Sikhs are allowed to eat Jhatka meat.
 

 

Can you be a Sikh without joining the Khalsa?
 
You can meditate and keep reading Guru Granth Sahib. You don't have to join the Khalsa or be a Sardar." The problem there is you'd never welcome me as an equal without my having joined the Khalsa.
 

 

The Ontario Khalsa Darbar is a notable Sikh Gurudwara (place of worship) in Mississauga, Ontario. One of the largest Sikh Gurudwara in Canada, it attracts tens of thousands of celebrants for major religious festivals.

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