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Gurdwara Sri Guru Har Rai Sahib Ji Presents:

classes & workshops

We are excited to announce that Gurdwara Sri Guru Har Rai Sahib Ji is now offering a variety of new classes to the community. Join us for our kirtan classes, where you can learn the beautiful art of devotional singing. Additionally, we offer Santhia classes to deepen your understanding of Gurbani, and our Punjabi School provides an opportunity to learn the language. We welcome everyone to come and be a part of these enriching educational experiences at Gurdwara Guru Har Rai Sahib Ji!

Kirtan Classes

Come to kirtan classes every Monday from 6pm – 8pm. Please contact us at info@guruharrai.org or 0121 553 7219 for more information. Click the button below to learn more.

Punjabi Classes

We hold regular Punjabi classes every Saturday and Sunday. Please contact us at info@guruharrai.org or 0121 553 7219 for more information. Click the button below to learn more.

Gatka Classes

We run Gatka classes every Sunday from 5pm – 7pm. Please contact us at info@guruharrai.org or 0121 553 7219 for more information. Click the button below to learn more.

Santhiya Classes

An opportunity to learn every Sunday from 8:30am – 11:30am. Please contact us at info@guruharrai.org or 0121 553 7219 for more information. Click the button below to learn more.

Testimonials

Very peaceful place i visit daily for peace of mind. Love to hear kirtan for different noce voices. And specially all the people in the GURUDWARA (shrine) treat each other like they all as family.

Bir Shavinder Singh Dhindsa, Google Review

Excellent place to start your day . Good management . Sangat very friendly and helpful. Free food served all day for everyone even if you are a non Sikh your welcome to have a free vegetarian meal

Mandeep Singh Sidhu, Google Review

Everything about this gurudwara is amazing.

Jakmeet Kaur, Google Review

Beautiful place, bringing out the best in humanity. Good parking available near gurdwara.

Avtar Singh, Google Review

Timetable

Morning Schedule

  • Prakaash Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji – 04:00am

  • Nitnem – 05:00am – 06:00am
  • Asa Di Vaar – 06:00am to 07:40am
  • Hukamnama Katha – 07:40am – 08:20am
  • Ardaas – 08:30

Afternoon Schedule

  • Sri Sukhmani Sahib Paath

    09:45am -11:00am

  • Simran Jaap 11:00am – 11:40am
  • Gurbani Veechar 11:40am – 12:20pm
  • Dhadi Jatha 12:20-13:20
  • Diwan Samapti 13:20-13:30

Evening Schedule

  • Sri Rehraas Sahib 17:20-18:00
  • Gurhathias Katha (history of Sikhi katha) 18:00 – 18:40
  • Kirtan 18:40-19:20
  • Lariwaar (continuous) Gurbani Katha 19:20 -20:00
  • Ardaas / Diwan Samapti 20:00 – 20:15

who are THE sikhs?

principles & values

WHO ARE THE SIKHS?

principles & values

let’s meet our

Management Committee 2024

Bhai Daya Singh Sidhu

President

Bhai Daya Singh Hiltop

Vice President

Bhai Khalsa Singh

General Secretary

Bhai Satnam Singh

Vice Gen. Secretary

Bhai Amkar Singh

Treasurer 

Bhai Joginder Singh

Vice Treasurer

Bhai Pargan Singh

Langar Sewa

Bhai Mandeep Singh

Maintenance/Education

Bibi Surjit Kaur

Committee Members

Bibi Satnam Kaur

Committee Members

Bibi Harmesh Kaur

Committee Members

Founder Trustees

1. Baba Harbans Singh Ji
2. Bhai Kewal Singh Chohan
3. Bhai Surjit Singh Sokhal
4. Dr. Tirlok Singh
5. Bhai Sucha Singh

Present Trustees

1. Bhai Kewal Singh Chohan
2. Bhai Surjit Singh Sokhal
3. Bhai Gurdial Singh Randhawa
4. Bhai Ajit Singh Kang

ABOUR THE GURDWARA SAHIB

History of the Gurdwara

Guru Har Rai Gurdwara was established in 1979 by Baba Harbans Singh Domeli Wale following their arrival in the UK from village Domeli in district Kapurthala Punjab India.

The Gurdwara building was previously a disused retail unit and was purchased with the support and financial contributions of the founding trustees of the Gurdwara together with a bank loan secured on the building. The Gurdwara building was extensively renovated before and after the opening of the Gurdwara with the support of the sangat of West Bromwich and further afield.

The name of the Gurdwara was chosen by Baba Harbans Singh in connection with the history of the twin villages of Domeli and Babeli at which Guru Har Rai Sahib visited. The historical Gurdwara Chaunta Sahib in Babeli marks the memory of Guru Har Rai Sahib’s visit. Further details of the history of Domeli and Baba Harbans Singh can be found here.

Gurdwara Sri Guru Har Rai Sahib quickly established itself as one of the leading Gurdwaras in the midlands region and under the auspices of Baba Harbans Singh was at the forefront of pioneering practices which were subsequently adopted by other Gurdwaras in the UK and beyond. The Gurdwara was one of the first to hold daily morning and evening divans including kirtan and katha at a time in the late 1970s and early 1980s when it was more usual for Gurdwaras to only hold Sunday divans. The Gurdwara was also one of the first to provide santhiya classes and open kirtan and punjabi schools.

The Gurdwara currently provides a number of classes for santhiya, gurmat, kirtan and Punjabi from beginners to advanced level the details of which can be viewed here. The Gurdwara also has an annual Gurmat Camp organised by the Sikh Naujawan Academy.

The Gurdwara building underwent a renovation and extension in 2002 following which an additional divan hall and langar hall were added to the complex. Today the Gurdwara is one of the largest Gurdwara’s in the country serving as the main hub for the Sikh community of West Bromwich and surrounding areas and has thousands of visitors on a weekly basis. Further details of the daily programme and events at the Gurdwara can be found on this website.

*Courtesy of Jasmer Singh Hothi who is currently writing Santan Ki Mehma
a monograph of Baba Harbans Singh Domeli Wale

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