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Spokane Sikh’s serve homeless with mobile langar

It was the Sikh Temple of Spokane’s first ever mobile langar, a tradition temple member Jaspreet Singh said dates back to the Sikh’s founder, Guru Nanak, more than 500 years ago.

Community invited to open house at Sikh Temple of Spokane

The Sikh Temple of Spokane is inviting the community to an open house at its gurdwara later this month.

Spokane Sikhs celebrate Diwali, victory of light over darkness

Dozens of small flames flickered in the darkness outside the Sikh Temple of Spokane Tuesday night, while inside the gurdwara, families prayed, chanted, dined and lit candles together as they celebrated Diwali, known as the Festival of Lights.

In India during this time of year houses, shops and public places are decorated with diyas, or small oil lamps, to symbolize the victory of good over evil.

BRIEF: Community to celebrate Diwali on Tuesday

On Tuesday a Diwali celebration will be held at the Sikh Temple of Spokane, or gudwara.

Diwali, known as the Festival of Lights, is one of the most celebrated Hindu holidays, which symbolizes the victory of dharma, and good over evil.

Spokane gudwara raises money for officer injured in Wisconsin shooting

In August, when a gunman attacked a Sikh gudwara in Oak Creek, Wisc., police officer Lt. Brian Murphy was shot nine times. When rescuers came to his aid, he waived them away. According to a witness, "He had been shot nine times — one of them very serious in the neck area — and he waved them off and told them to go into the temple to assist those in there."

Hundreds form circle around Sikh temple to show support

Babajee stood at the gate of the Sikh Temple of Spokane, greeting the hundreds of guests who came to show their support.

“Thank you, thank you for coming,” he said, smiling — sometimes chuckling — as he grasped their hands and welcomed them.

Spokane’s religion wrap-up: Sikhs, Clint Eastwood, Ramadan and Referendum 74

Spokane Valley’s quiet Sikh community has taken the spotlight this week after a gunman shot down six worshipers in Wisconsin on Aug. 5. On Wednesday The Sikh Temple of Spokane held a candlelight vigil in remembrance of those who died and tomorrow friends the Unitarian Universalist Church will join hands and form a “circle of protection” around the gurdwara at noon.

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