Sikhs celebrate grand opening of new Lodi temple
The Sikh holy book, Guru Granth Sahib, is carried around the parking lot of the Sikh temple during a special parade for the just-completed temple on Sunday morning in Lodi. The book was carried from the temporary temple building to the new one during the temple's grand opening at Armstrong Road and West Lane in Lodi. (Whitney Ramirez/News-Sentinel)
Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2007 10:00 pm
Up to 1,000 Sikhs and visitors, including San Joaquin County
Sheriff Steve Moore, celebrated the grand opening of Lodi's new
Sikh temple with a procession on the grounds, a special service and
free Indian food on Sunday.
The new temple was built primarily from donations collected from
within the Sikh community, including the Punjabi Cultural Society,
according to Amritha Dhatt, who grew up in Lodi and now lives in
Sunday, November 25, 2007 10:00 pm.