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The sprouting of a Sikh congregation in Chico, CA

"Jasbir Singh oversees religious services at Dashmesh Darbar, Chico’s first Sikh gurdwara, or temple." (Source: Ken Smith | Chico News & Review)

“Jasbir Singh oversees religious services at Dashmesh Darbar, Chico’s first Sikh gurdwara, or temple.” (Source: Ken Smith | Chico News & Review)

The Chico News & Review profiles a fledgling Sikh congregation in Chico, California, a small town in northern California:

On a recent Sunday, the diwan’s attendance numbered about a dozen, predominantly made up of women in traditional Indian garb, with long scarves covering their heads. Also present were a few men, most dressed in slacks and button-up shirts, and a pair of young boys who fidgeted—as boys of any faith might do—throughout the diwan, their actions intermittently corrected by stern glances from nearby adults.

The article also provides a rather comprehensive overview of the Sikh faith and Sikh American history. Read more here.

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