The original building was purchased in 1969/70 and with generous donations refurbished into Southampton’s second Gurdwara. In 1979 the Gurdwara adopted its first constitution.
Recently the Gurdwara has undergone further refurbishment. As a result of this, the front of the building was extended to increase the size of the Diwan Hall and the placement of Golden Domes on the roof. The Suchkand was also refurbished for the Guru Granth Sahib Ji.
Gurdwara Nanaksar is committed to providing a variety of educational activities ranging from music classes and martial arts to school visits and seminars. The Gurdwara's commitment to education is to inspire and encourage the unity of the community. The objective is to provide a good understanding about Sikhism; the principles, culture and history that every Sikh should be aware and proud to be a part of.
School Visits to the Gurdwara
The Gurdwara organizes and encourages many visits to the Gurdwara every year by local schools and other organizations. The aim of the visits is to give a wider understanding to school age children of the basic tenets and practices of Sikhism.
The format of a visit can be tailored to the needs of a specific school, and usually comprises a basic introduction upon arrival, a short talk by the Education Welfare Officer in the main Diwan hall, followed by an opportunity for questions. The visit is concluded with a small vegetarian meal in the langar hall.
How to obtain
School visits can be arranged by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information: Contact name and telephone number, the date you wish to visit, the number in your group and their age range.
During the visit everyone will be required to cover their head: although some handkerchiefs/ scarves are provided it is a good idea to bring your own.
Information and Enquiries
023 8022 6464