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Telangana’s biggest gurdwara, Darbar Saheb of Gurudwara Saheb Barambala, Sikh Chawniat, was inaugurated on Sunday by three Sikh head jathedars in the presence of scores of devotees at Attapur, Kishanbagh.
Built at a cost of ₹8 crore, it has come up next to the almost 150-year-old existing gurdwara. Upto 10,000 devotees can be seated in the new gurdwara.
A mass congregation and holy procession were taken out on the occasion to celebrate the 388th birthday of the seventh Sikh guru, Guru Har Rai Sahebji.
Philanthropist S. Tavinder Singh Kohii and S. Gagandeep Singh Kohli, who runs the Guru Nanak Institutions, played a pivotal role in the construction of the gurdwara by providing a major part of the funds.
The Sikh community has always been at the forefront in protection of the country from outsiders and stood for communal harmony and peace, said Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee president, Manjeet Singh G.K.
Soon, a Gurmat Vidyalaya would be established on the Grudwara Barambala Saheb premises.
The three Jathedars hailed Sikhs living in Deccan Telangana for maintaining their identity though came here in 1830s at the request of the then Nizam rulers, who were facing trouble from their Jagirdars as they were not paying revenue.
Jathedar of Takhat Sri Keshgarh Saheb, Anandpur Saheb (Punjab), Singh Saheb Giani Raghbir Singhji, Jathedar of Takhat Sri Damdama Saheb (Punjab), Singh Saheb Giani Harpreet Singhji, Meet Jathedar, Takhat of Takhat Sachkhand Sri Hazur Saheb, Nanded (Maharashtra), Singh Saheb, Giani Jyotinder Singhji and Bhai Esher Singhji of Hyderabad graced the occasion.
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