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Namdhari Community Center is Situated in ‘old Southall’ at the junction of Spencer Street and Balfour Road. The Center comprises of a main hall, kitchen, amenities room and wash facilities. The Center has ample car parking. The main hall is used for all major functions, including Weekly Services, Punjabi and music lessons.
Brief History of Namdhari Sikhs in Southall
During the early 1960’s there were only a handful of namdhari families settled in Southall. The exodus of Asians from East Africa in the late 1960s saw a dramatic rise in namdhari house-holds. 1968 is a very special year for kuka sikhs in the UK – for this was the year during which His Holiness Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji made His first visit to England. With Satguru Jis blessing Namdhari Sangat Southall was created and the sangat has never looked back since. At present Namdhari Sikhs in Southall and surrounding areas number approximately just under a thousand.
In those early days the sangat would get together for naam simran in different homes. For many years the annual Jap Prayogs were held at Meadow Road. From 1965, for 18 years, the sangat got together for all its major activities at Saint Georges Church, off the Southall Broadway.
In 1991/1992 the present location was acquired and after a years of construction works the Hall was opened in 1994. The first Prayogs in this center took place in the same year. Over the years center has slowly developed into a functional building for the Sangats purpose. It is being improved further to accommodate the bigger events with ease.
Southall boasts a special event during the water drought of 1976 when Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji was called the “rain maker” by the English press. There was heavy rainfall by Satguru Ji’s blessing. On Saturday, 28th August, 1976, the newspaper “THE SUN” reported – “It rained yesterday and Sikhs claimed a hundred per cent success of their Holy Man, Guru Jagjit Singh Ji. The Guru was flown in from the Punjab on Wednesday to pray for rain for the Sikhs who live in Southall, West London.”
At the center we hold Weekly Programs, Music Classes, Punjabi Classes, Yoga Classes and host other functions too.