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What is a Sikh place of worship called?

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The Sikh place of worship is called a Gurdwara. Originally referred to as dharamsalas, the term Gurdwara was coined by Guru Hargobind who attained Guruship in 1606. This term refers to a gateway connecting Sikhs with the Guru.

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A Gurdwara is any place the central religious text, Guru Granth Sahib, is installed and treated with respect. Therefore, a Gurdwara may be an isolated building or a room within someone's home. Worshipping in a Gurdwara involves three primary functions: Kirtan, or singing hymns from the Guru Granth Sahib; Katha, or reading passages from the text; and Langar, which is a community kitchen where visitors of all religions are fed.

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