Guru Nanak Society

The Guru Nanak Society Gurudwara is a Sikh place of worship located in Chester, Ohio. We are a community of people who come together to worship, learn, and serve others.


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The Gurudwara Sahib is a place of worship and community for followers of the Sikh faith. The word "Gurudwara" means "the doorway to the Guru," and refers to the spiritual teacher and guide of the Sikh community, the Guru Granth Sahib.

The Gurudwara Sahib serves as a center for prayer, reflection, and community service, embodying the values of seva (selfless service), simran (meditation and remembrance of God), and sangat (community). It is open to all individuals, regardless of their religious or cultural background, and provides a welcoming space for individuals to connect with their faith and engage in acts of service and charity.

The Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh scripture, is housed within the Gurudwara Sahib and is regarded as the living embodiment of the Sikh Gurus. The scripture is read and recited during religious ceremonies and provides guidance and inspiration for followers of the Sikh faith.

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Sikh Guru's

The Sikh Gurus are spiritual leaders who founded and developed the Sikh faith. There were 10 Sikh Gurus, who lived from the 15th to the 18th century, and their teachings and writings are considered the authoritative source of Sikh philosophy and beliefs. Here is a brief overview of each Guru:

Guru Nanak Dev Ji

He founder of Sikhism, who emphasized the importance of living a moral and truthful life and practicing meditation and devotion to God.

Guru Angad Dev Ji

Who formalized the Gurmukhi script and established langar, a community kitchen to provide free food to all.

Guru Amar Das Ji

Who continued to expand the community kitchen and emphasized the equality of all human beings.

Guru Ram Das Ji

Who founded the city of Amritsar and built the Harmandir Sahib, also known as the Golden Temple, as a central place of worship.

Guru Arjan Dev Ji

Who compiled the Sikh scripture, the Guru Granth Sahib, and built the Akal Takht, a seat of temporal authority for the Sikh community.

Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji

Who introduced the concept of miri-piri, or the integration of spiritual and temporal power, and established the Sikh martial tradition.

Guru Har Rai Sahib Ji

Who continued to promote the importance of spirituality, compassion, and emphasized the importance of protecting the environment.

Guru Har Krishan Ji

Who became Guru at a young age and died of smallpox, but demonstrated the importance of compassion and service to others.

Guru Teg Bahadur Ji

Who defended religious freedom and sacrificed his life for the protection of the Hindu community.

Guru Gobind Singh Ji

Who formalized the Khalsa, a community of committed Sikhs, and initiated the practice of the five Ks, the Sikh emblems mentioned earlier.


5 Kakaar

The Sikh emblems, also known as the Sikh symbols or Sikh articles of faith, are a collection of items that represent the Sikh faith and its values. The emblems include:



Uncut hair, which represents the importance of accepting God’s will and maintaining a natural state.



A wooden comb, which symbolizes cleanliness and discipline.



A sword or dagger, which serves as a reminder to protect the weak and uphold justice.



Special underwear, which represents self-restraint and sexual purity.



A steel bracelet, which represents the Sikh’s commitment to God and their community.


Gurmat Samagam August 2023

Aug 5, 2023 - Aug 6, 2023

6:30 pm - 12:30 pm

Sikh Parade

Nov 12, 2022 - Nov 12, 2022

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Gurmat Samagam

Dec 23, 2022 - Dec 25, 2022

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Live Telecast

The Gurudwara Sahib is excited to announce the launch of our new Facebook Live channel! We will be using this channel to share live broadcasts of our worship services, educational programs, and other events. We hope that this channel will allow us to connect with our community in a new and engaging way.

Facebook Live

We will be broadcasting a variety of content on our Facebook Live channel, including:

  • Worship services
  • Educational programs
  • Community events
  • Q&A sessions with our spiritual leaders
  • And more!
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5 Sikh Takhts

Akal Takhat Sahib means Eternal Throne. It is also part of the Golden Temple complex in Amritsar. Its foundation was laid by Guru Hargobind Ji, the sixth Sikh Guru. The Akal Takhat is situated opposite to Harmandir Sahib and is connected by a passage. The building of the Akal Takht opposite the Golden Temple has a special meaning. While the Golden Temple stands for spiritual guidance the Akal Takhat symbolizes the dispensing of justice and temporal activity. In earlier days all Sikh warriors sought blessings here before going to battle fields. During the 18th century while Sikhs were fighting a guerrilla war in the forests they used to gather at the Akal Takht on special occasions such as Vaisakhi. Here the community used to have general meetings and approve resolutions. The Akal Takht is the oldest of the Five Takhats.

Sri Akal Takht Sahib, Amritsar, Punjab, India

Takhat Sri Kesgarh Sahib Ji is a famous Gurudwara is located right in the heart of Anandpur Sahib and is among the most revered Sikh institutions in the country. It is one of the five supreme seats of authority (Takhts). Its foundation was laid in 1689, and the Khalsa Panth was born here. The initiation of Khande di Pahul by Guru Gobind Singh Ji happened here on the holy day of Baisakhi in 1699. This sacred shrine holds great importance among locals.

Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib, Anandpur Sahib, Punjab, India

Located in Bathinda, Punjab, Takht Sri Damdama Sahib is one of the 5 takhts in Sikhism. Takhts, also called Seats of Temporal Authority are religious places which hold significant importance in Sikh religion. The one in discussion is where the tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji, assembled and instituted the Holy Book of Sikhs, Guru Granth Sahib Ji. The book is the only thing which the Sikhs worship. Not a person, picture or any statue, just Guru Granth Sahib Ji, the Holy Book which is the compilation of the hymns, teaching and preaching of the Sikh Gurus and some other people.

Takht Sri Damdama Sahib, Talwandi Sabo, Punjab, India

Takht Sri Patna Sahib is situated in Patna city which is also the capital of Bihar state. Guru Gobind Singh Ji was born here in 1666 and He spent His early childhood here before moving to Sri Anandpur Sahib. Besides being the birthplace of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, Patna was also visited by Guru Nanak Dev Sahib Ji and Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Ji at different points of time. Here also stayed Guru Gobind Singh Ji's mother who is Mata Gujri Ji. In the house of salis rai jaohri.

Takht Sri Patna Sahib, Patna, Bihar, India

Takht Sri Hazur Sahib is situated in Nanded in Maharashtra state. In 1708, Guru Gobind Singh Ji (the tenth spiritual leader of the Sikhs) came to Nanded, His permanent abode. It was he who preached amongst the Sikhs that there need not be any Human Guru for them after Him and they should take Guru Granth Sahib Ji as their living Guru and there will be no difference between Him and the Guru Granth Sahib Ji. A monument has been constructed at the place where Guru Gobind Singh Ji left his body to merge with the omnipresent, known as the Angitha Sahib (funeral pyre). The Takht has been constructed around the Angitha Sahib, and is collectively known as Thakt Sachkand Sri Hazoor Sri Abchal Nagar Sahib.

Takht Sri Hazur Sahib, Nanded, Maharashtra, India

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