Sacramento Gurdwara Sahib caters to the needs of the
Sikh population residing in the Greater Sacramento area. It is
situated at 2301 Evergreen Avenue, West Sacramento, CA
It started with a humble beginning. As the Sacramento
Sangat felt a need for a local gurdwara, a church building was
purchased in June 1983. The building was located on a two-acre
site. It was remodeled to accommodate the needs of the Sikh
community. The Sacramento Gurdwara was inaugurated in
July of 1983. Later on in 1985-86 the Langar Hall and the
second story rooms were constructed. When need for expansion
was felt, an additional two acres of land, adjacent to the
existing, Gurdwara was purchased in September 1991. This was
used to build a new and bigger main prayer hall.
Later on new gurdwara building was constructed. The
construction work was started in 1994 and completed by 1997.
The new prayer hall consists of 15,000 square feet of first
floor area, and 5,000 square feet of second floor area.
Complying with Sikh architecture, the roof of gurdwara is
adorned with four large size and thirty-six small size domes.
In 2010 a new 26,000 square feet Langar Hall building was
Sunday School Mission
Sacramento Gurdwara also runs Sunday School. The school
provides education to students for Punjabi language. It also
help them study spiritual, moral and cultural traditions of
the Sikh religion. Currently there are around 320 students
attending 7 different levels in 17 different classes.
Sunday School is held from August through May. The class
are held every Sunday from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. Around 50
volunteer teachers and assistants help in running the Sunday
School. Students are also taught gurbani kirtan on Sunday
afternoons from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm. They learn to play
harmonium, tabla and string instruments, such as sitar, rabab
and dilruba. In addition, summer school is continued from June
The Sunday School students have been performing shabad
kirtan, playing harmonium and tabla, and making gurmat
speeches annually on the auspicious occasions of gurpurbs for
Guru Nanak Dev Ji, Guru Gobind Singh Ji, Baisakhi and at the
end of the year. The students have also participated
regularly in the Gur Gadhi Divas celebration procession in
Yuba City every November. The Sunday School students
have also taken an active role for the Langar seva.
Under parent supervision, they have prepared and served
Sikh Temple Sacramento
2301 Evergreen Ave, West
Sacramento, CA 95691
Phone: (916) 371-5415