Gurudwara Sahib was opened on 15 August, 2004 in the cities of Port Reading and Carteret, New Jersey. Gurudwara Sahib was opened and is running by support and governance of the Sangat and head priest, Bhai Harinder Singh Ji. The Grand opening ceremony of gurudwara sahib was held on 26 September, 2004. The guests included sangat from New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, and Pennsylvania along with mayors of township of Carteret, Port Reading, & Woodbridge. Just after the opening ceremony gurudwara celebrated 300 years of "Shaheedi Divas of Sahibzades" on 25 December, 2004 with sangat gathered over 10,000.
Later, in January, 2005 gurudwara opened Dashmesh Academy, A school to teach young generation about sikh history, Punjabi/Gurmukhi and connect them to their originating roots. Currently, there are more than 300 students at academy from which about 40 are learning kirtan also. Gurudwara Dashmesh Darbar Sahib is also the biggest gurudwara in New Jersey and also the only one running without elected committee, but under sangats governance.
This year's Dashmesh Darbar Sports Committee members (alphabetically) were:-
Participants of Sikh Games:-
After 2 days of games, Singh Sabha Glenrock was announced winner - Dashmesh Darbar being second.
Sikhism, the youngest of the world religions, is barely five hundred years old. Its founder, Guru Nanak, was born in 1469. Guru Nanak spread a simple message of "Ek Ong Kar": we are all one, created by the One Creator of all Creation. This was at a time when India was being torn apart by castes, sectarianism, religious factions, and fanaticism. He aligned with no religion, and respected all religions. He expressed the reality that there is one God and many paths, and the Name of God is Truth, "Sat Nam".
Guru Nanak's followers were Sikhs (seekers of truth). He taught them to bow only before God, and to link themselves to the Guru, the Light of Truth, who lives always in direct consciousness of God, experiencing no separation. Through words and example, the Guru demonstrates to followers how to experience God within themselves, bringing them from darkness into light. Guru Nanak was a humble bearer of this Light of Truth. He opposed superstition, injustice, and hypocrisy and inspired seekers by singing divine songs which touched the hearts of the most callous listeners. These songs were recorded, and formed the beginnings of the Sikhs' sacred writings, later to become the "Siri Guru Granth Sahib".
Each one of the ten Gurus represents a divine attribute:
1. Guru Nanak - Humility
2. Guru Angad - Obedience
3. Guru Amar Das — Equality
4. Guru Ram Das - Service
5. Guru Arjan - Self-Sacrifice
6. Guru Hargobind - Justice
7. Guru Har Rai - Mercy
8. Guru Har Krishan - Purity
9. Guru Tegh Bahadur - Tranquility
10. Guru Gobind Singh - Royal Courage
Guru Gobind Singh, the Tenth Guru, exemplified the Sikh ideal of the Soldier-Saint. He was also an inspired and prolific writer, courageous warrior, and a source of Divine Wisdom to his Sikhs. "When all other means have failed", he said, "only then is it righteous to take up the sword." He was the defender of the poor, the meek, and the oppressed masses of India.
Khalsa also vows to refrain from any sexual relationships outside of marriage, and to refrain from taking Kutha meat, tobacco, alcohol, and all other intoxicants.
Then Guru Gobind Singh infused his own being into the Khalsa, declaring that the Khalsa was now the Guru in all temporal matters. For spiritual matters, the Guruship was given to the "Siri Guru Granth Sahib", a compilation of sacred writings by those who have experienced Truth. For Sikhs, "Siri Guru Granth Sahib" is the living embodiment of the Guru, and is regarded with the utmost reverence and respect wherever it is found. Sikhs all over the world took to the "Siri Guru Granth Sahib" as their living Guru, as the source of spiritual instruction and guidance.