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Lodi Sikh Temple to have grand opening Sunday

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Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2007 10:00 pm

After a year's delay in getting final approval by San Joaquin County officials, the Lodi Sikh Temple will mark the grand opening of its new hall on Sunday with a parade and service.

Services have been held in a smaller building, but they will now move to a new building that can hold an estimated 400 people, according to Harnam Singh, the head priest at the Lodi temple the past three years. He expects 800 or more people to attend the special parade, which will be limited to the perimeter of the grounds at Armstrong Road and West Lane.

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  • posted at 7:21 am on Sun, Nov 25, 2007.


    Rodiant: What does it matter? Christianity grew, in part, out of Judaism. Islam, in part, grew out of Christianity and Judaism. Who cares if Sikhism, in some part, grew out of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism?

  • posted at 12:22 pm on Sat, Nov 24, 2007.


    Hey a sikh, you know as well as I do that Guru Nanak took Islamic terms and redefined them to suit his call. For example, Nanak redefines Qiyamat, meaning the Last Day in Islamic terminology, to refer to a transformation of man, after which he is established in permanent union with God. Your religion frowns upon liars and I know you would not do so intentionally. My former Sikh boss openly admitted, after discussing this issue with him personally, that "if my religion does come from Islam then I am OK with that.

  • posted at 5:18 pm on Fri, Nov 23, 2007.


    We do not discriminate anyone and we are not terrorists...we welcome anyone to the prayer services and yes we are working on a flag pole...

  • posted at 6:05 pm on Thu, Nov 22, 2007.


    Just because a muslim laid the foundation stone does not mean we do not have a distinct religion, this is the spirit of sikhism that we can see beyond our own identity and recognise a oneness with all. The sovereignity of the sikh doctrine is elicited by the twin doctrine of guru-granth guru-panth, sufism is the true form of islam.

  • posted at 4:17 am on Thu, Nov 22, 2007.


    I wonder whether so called "native lodian" has a flag above the cross in his church? Maybe he is a terrorist? Better call homeland security!!!!

  • posted at 4:15 am on Thu, Nov 22, 2007.


    nativelodian: Have you noticed that the Methodists don't have a flag over their Church? You better run and call Homeland Security! They might be a threat!

  • posted at 6:44 am on Wed, Nov 21, 2007.


    these guys that everyone hates sound like they did alot for america which probably more then all the meth and cranks and alcoholic bloggers who are going to throw obscene remarks at them and mostlikly try to ruin there parade. I see everywere mexican flag over the american but no one does or says nothing to them..It just reminds me of the deaf.dumb.blind hate.

  • posted at 5:41 am on Wed, Nov 21, 2007.


    in good faith they need to fly the american flag. if not it is suspect and makes me extremely nervous, like home land security needs to be an eye on

  • posted at 5:16 am on Wed, Nov 21, 2007.


    Wow...I really like the model of the Golden Temple. Its beautiful!! I just want to welcome the new Temple to the community. Its such a joy to see such diversity in Lodi.

  • posted at 5:02 am on Wed, Nov 21, 2007.


    Neat model!!!

  • posted at 3:09 am on Wed, Nov 21, 2007.


    Does that article claim Sikhism is a distinct religion, having no links with Islam? In December 1588, the great muslim Sufi saint of Lahore, Hazrat Mian Mir, who was a close friend of Guru Arjan Dev Ji, initiated the construction of the holy temple, Harmandir Sahib in Amritsar in the state of Punjab, India, by laying the first foundation stone. Guru Saab took many ideas from Sufi Saab to formulate the Sikhism we know today.



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