Live Kirtan from Ontario Khalsa Darbar, Dixie
Darbar Dixie Gurdwara broadcasts live kirtan as per program
schedule. You can listen it here whenever it is
About Ontario Khalsa Darbar, Dixie
The Ontario Khalsa Darbar, Dixie
Gurdwara is in Mississauga, Ontario. It is one of the largest
Gurdwaras in Canada. In major Gurpurabs tens of thousands of
Sangat take part.
As most new Gurdwaras in western
world, the Dixie Gurdwara officially started early in 1978 in
a small trailer. With help of increasing Sangat steadily more
and more money was raised. In 1988 land was purchased and
gurdwara building constructed. Because of Its new location
7080 Dixie Road, commonly it’s called Dixie gurdwara. The
opening ceremony for the Gurdwara in 1989 drew a sangat of
continued expanding in later years. In the mid to late 1990s
the old building was getting overcrowded so a 6 million dollar
project was announced to build a large extension. More land
was bought and an outdoor stadium was built. New community
centre was constructed and additions made to the Gurdwara.
Growth of gurdwara continues into
the 21st century. In 2003 the Bandhi Chhor
celebration drew in a crowd of over 40,000 people. To cater
for this phenominal growth, a new plan in 2004 was announced
to build a $3 million parking lot.
Now Dixie Gurdwara has become the central
Gurdwara in the Greater Toronto Area.
In 2009 it was announced that Dixie
Gurdwara will be getting solar panels. Even as world leaders
in Copenhagen were struggling to take positive decisions, the
local Sikh community set an example and took lead to go
climate friendly. Mississauga’s Dixie Gurdwara was first
temple in North America to go green.
| (905) 670 3311 |
|Ontario Khalsa Darbar,|
||7080 Dixie Road,|
Mississauga. Ontario- L5S