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Sikh Temple in Zurich

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  1. Simmi

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    Waheguruji Khalsa Waheguruji ki Fateh,

    Can anyone tell me if there's a Gurudwara in Zurich. I would appreciate if I could get a complete address.

    Thanks in advance for the information.
     
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    http://fateh.{url not allowed}/Sikhnet/directory.nsf/196666eb5c6c3bd28725649600766c4f/$Body/0.1232%21OpenElement&FieldElemFormat=gif Gurdwara Sahib Switzerland http://fateh.{url not allowed}/Sikhnet/directory.nsf/196666eb5c6c3bd28725649600766c4f/$Body/0.19A8%21OpenElement&FieldElemFormat=gif
    Gurdwara Name:Gurdwara Sahib Switzerland
    Street Address:dennliweg 31a
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    Langenthal State/Province:Zurich
    Zip/postal code:4102
    Country:Switzerland
    Phone:
    +41 786556913 FAX:
    E-mail #1:info@gurdwarasahib.com
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    http://www.gurdwarasahib.com
    Web Site #2:http://www.gurdwarasahibswitzerland.com
     
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    Gurdwara Sahib Switzerland was not built in few weeks, months or years. It has taken full one decade to come into existence (1996-2006). The Sikhs of Switzerland started this esteemed project in 1996 when they applied for permission to start construction of Gurdwara Sahib. The process of seeking permission took nearly two years.

    The foundation stone of Gurdwara Sahib was laid on 11th January 2001. The ceremony was headed by Punj Piaras (five beloveds). The prominent among the gathering were Singh Sahib Prof. Darshan Singh Ji and Gaini Pritam Singh Ji from Damdami Taksal.
    The then mayor of Langenthal, Mr. Hans Jürg Käser (who is now one of the members of the Executives of State of Bern) was also present in that ceremony. This ceremony marked the beginning of improving brotherhood among Sikhs of Switzerland. The local media extensively covered this attractive ceremony. This coverage by media proved to be a milestone in getting the Sikhs recognized all over Switzerland.

    As there are always obstacles in doing good works, so they were during the construction period of Gurdwara Sahib. All sorts of obstacles like financial, legal, hatred and conspiracies by some were faced during this period. However, the almighty GOD was always there to help his beloved Sikhs of Switzerland who were on right track. HE removed all obstacles one by one. HE only made Sikhs of Switzerland capable of continuing their untiring work to complete construction of Gurdwara Sahib.

    As a matter of fact the actual beginning of construction work at the site could be possible only on 25th October 2002. The prominent Sikh personality Bhai Harjinder Singh Ji (Srinagar wale) especially flew into Switzerland to grace this occasion.

    On that auspicious day the all important announcement that “GOD has bestowed HIS blessings on S. Dharam Singh of Village Bhungarani, Punjab to do the SEWA of land (purchased land) required for Gurdwara Sahib” The Sikhs of Switzerland were filled with joy on hearing this announcement. The then mayor of Langenthal Mr. Hans Jürg Käser was present on this particular occasion also. There was an extensive press and media coverage of this occasion also.

    The last and most crucial phase of this project was the construction of domes of Gurdwara Sahib. For this purpose also, permission from authorities was required. By the kind blessings of Almighty GOD, the Sikhs of Switzerland got this permission without any major hiccups. The construction of domes was started on a chilly morning of beginning of 2004.

    Another fact which needs to mentioned that the Sikhs of Switzerland neither gave up their efforts up nor loose their determination and commitment right from 1996 to 2006 despite all sorts of obstacles. They put in their best efforts to achieve the aim of completing Gurdwara Sahib. The palatial building of Gurdwara Sahib, Switzerland as it stands now is a testimony to the untiring efforts of Sikhs of Switzerland.

    While Sikhs of Switzerland were on the forefront to complete their mission, who can forget the valuable contributions made by Sikhs from allover the Europe. It would have been very difficult to accomplish this mission without their contributions.

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    Dear aad0002ji,

    I appreciate and thank you very much for the detailed information that you have provided.

    I have been trying to contact the people in Zurich gurudwara. We have sent an email on 29th November 2008 requesting some information, but till date havent received any reply. We are also trying to call on the phone numbers that you have provided, but theres no one to answere our call.

    Can I ask you what is the right time to call them. I would be highly obliged if you could help me in this matter.

    Once again thank you so much for your help.
     
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    I have no idea why they do not answer the phone or the email message. However this is one gurdwara serving a large geographical area. You know that gurdwaras often are run by individuals who cannot be there in the building when everyone is living so far apart. Unlike older gurdwaras that have been established for many many years, this one is only a few years old. Their granthi may not live nearby and no one may be in the office all the time.

    If you are in Bahrain you are probably 4 or 5 hours ahead of them in terms of time zone. I am not good at time zone conversions. But if it is 8 in the morning in Bahrain it is about 4 in the morning in Zurich. Check on that by using a time zone converter that you can find on Google.

    Also, try calling on a Sunday when many gurdwaras schedule services. Try a few times in the morning and later in the afternoon their time.

    Just persist. I called a gurdwara here in the US about 8 times once and the granthi kept hanging up on me because he did not speak English. Eventually I went out there and found a store nearby. The owner called on the phone and got it all sorted out in Punjabi. Sorry but these things happen.

    What is the question you are trying to ask? Because I have Skype and could call them myself without any charge just to see what is going on.
     

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