One of the largest Gurdwara Sahibs in the world is run by the world renowned Guru Nanak Niskam Sewak Jatha in Kenya. The jatha has become popular recently due to it’s work in increasing interfaith relationships and for it’s philanthropic efforts in a number of areas.
The Jatha run by Bhai Mohinder Singh who recently got awarded one of the top civilian honors for the Kingdom of the UK.
The Mega Gurdwara Sahib
Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha (Kericho) is located in Kericho, Kenya at the location where the founder of GNNSJ, Baba Puran Singh ji had his residence and workshop from about 1927 to 1974.
Completed in 2000, the building of the present Gurdwara complex is one of the biggest Gurdwara buildings in Africa and perhaps one of the largest in the world.
GNNSJ is a registered faith based organization (FBO) dedicated to selfless service. It propagates the Sikh faith and assists others in understanding its practical application. All in the name of its divine founder Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji (1469-1539). The founder of GNNSJ, Saint Baba Puran Singh Ji, is known affectionately as “Baba ji”.
Where is Kericho?
Kericho is a Kenyan County located to the South West of the country and lies within the highlands west of The Great Rift Valley. The capital of the district is Kericho town. The district is home to the best of Kenyan Tea, which is world famous for its brightness, attractive color, brisk flavor and the texture of its fragrant leaves.
The district is also home to some of the world’s best long distance runners among whom have repeatedly won gold medals in international events.
With its ideal climate and an average altitude around 2000 metres, the rarified air makes exercise much more difficult than at sea level. The increase in production of red blood cells oxygenates the blood, greatly improving the fitness of Kenya’s athletes.