Wisconsin Sikh Gurdwras
Wisconsin Gurdwaras provide spiritual and religious support to the local Sikh community.
The growth of Sikh community in Wisconsin witnessed establishment of Gurdwaras over the last few years.
Oak Creek, Madison, Brookfield and Menasha in Wisconsin are home to a few Sikh temples.
Attack on Oak Creek GurdwaraThe Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, WI, was the scene of a horrific attack on August 5, 2012 by a crazy gunman.
Built in 2007, Oak Creek Gurdwara is a beautiful brick building where several services including weddings and recitation of Guru Granth Sahib (holy book of Sikhs) are performed.
Oak Creek Sikh Temple is the anchor of the 400 strong Sikh community in the neighbourhood.
A gunman opened fire on the Sikh devotees at the Gurdwara around 10:20am, killing six persons and injured three others including a police officer.
In the exchange of gun fire with the police, the gunman was killed at the Gurdwara.
The killer has been identified as 40-year-old Wade Michael Page, a U.S. Army veteran.
The gunman lived in Cudahy, a short drive from the Sikh temple.
Gurdwara ServicesBesides weekly Kirtan, Gurbani Vichar, Sukhmani Sahib, Akhand Path, Punjabi language classes, Wisconsin Sikh Gurdwaras also celebrate major Punjabi festivals like Vaishaki to strengthen the cultural heritage of local Sikh community.
Langar or free community meal is also offered at Wisconsin Sikh temples.
Here are details of Sikh Gurdwaras in Wisconin:
Oak Creek, WI 53154
Services* Akhand Path, Sahej Path, Sukhmani Sahib Path
* Wedding Ceremony (Anand Karaj)
* Kirtan at home & Antim Ardas ceremony
Middleton, WI 53562
Sunday ServicesSukhmani Sahib: 8AM-9:15AM
Aasa Di War: 9:15AM-10:50AM
Naam Simran: 10:50AM-11:15AM
Brookfield WI 53005
ServicesSunday Library: 10AM-2PM
Punjabi School: Classes in Gurmukhi & Sikh theology
Menasha WI 54952
Sunday ServiceKirtan: 11AM-1PM
Guru Ka Langar: 1PM