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Sikhs in South Carolina open new home

"The Upstate Sikh Society is dedicating the first Sikh temple (called a Gurdwara) in the area. After nearly two years of construction, they have a community center and temple in which to worship and share their faith." (credit: Alex C. Hicks Jr./Alex.Hicks@shj.com/GoUpstate.com)

“The Upstate Sikh Society is dedicating the first Sikh temple (called a Gurdwara) in the area. After nearly two years of construction, they have a community center and temple in which to worship and share their faith.” (credit: Alex C. Hicks Jr./Alex.Hicks@shj.com/GoUpstate.com)

In Duncan, South Carolina, the Upstate Sikh Society opened the area’s first Sikh house of worship on Sunday:

“We are very excited about having a home,” said treasurer Daljit Kalsi, who moved from India to Greenville in the 80s.

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Gurdwara took place in November, 2011:

After a year and a half of construction, the Gurdwara is expected to serve 40 to 50 Sikh families in Duncan and surrounding counties in the northern area of South Carolina. Congratulations to the congregation!

Read more at UpState.com.

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