Dharamshala was used to refer Sikh place of worship before the advent of the word Gurdwara. If you are in a conversation with a Punjabi speaker and you refer to the Gurdwara as Dharamshala, is this okay? Dharamshala by its original defiinition means 'religious sanctuary', which I would consider what a Sikh place of worship is. However, I rather ask and be sure, so as not to say anything wrong. The word Dharamshala is often used in place of worship names and the word Dharamshala is in the Guru Granth, so Sikhs should be familiar with the word.