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.
A 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
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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