5 Gurdwaras Nearest to South Pole


1. Christchurch Gurdwara
692 Gloucester St, Linwood, Christchurch 8062, New Zealand

“Gurudwara Singh Sabha Christchurch is managed by New Zealand Sikh Society, South Island (Inc.) since 2009. We started from a small gathering of about 100 people in the early days which has grown upto 350-400 with Guru’s grace. We do hold weekly Sri Sukhmani Sahib Path and Kirtan every Sunday at 4 Landsdowne Tce, Cashmere which starts at 11am and finished around 2pm followed by Langar.

Building for Gurudwara Sahib was bought in 2010 in the heart of the Christchurch City with the capacity of 400-500 people. Unfortunately, it got damaged in the earthquake of Sep, 2010 and Guru Granth Sahib Ji was moved to temporary premises. Gurudwara Sahibs committee is currently analysing some options given by the Christchurch City Council to rebuild Gurudwara Sahibs building. There are number of factors which we have keep in mind and we are seeking advice of professionals on that.”

2. Guru Nanak Sahib- Sikh Dharma Bhaibandi in Tahim 964, Montevideo, 11700 Uruguay

3. Nanaksar Sahib Gurudwara, Cranbourne – Cranbourne, Victoria

Gurdwara Sahib located on one of the southern most parts of Australia.

4. Gurdwara Sahib in Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington Gurdwara when established in 1997 was the southernmost Gurdwara of the worlds located in the coolest little capital in the world. Wellington Gurdwara is managed by the New Zealand Sikh Society (Wellington) Inc. The main objective of the Society is to preach the teachings of Sikhism, to provide religious services and ceremonies, arrange educational and recreational opportunities for the community, to foster a better understanding among the people of New Zealand about Sikh religion, to promote harmony among the followers of various religious creeds in New Zealand and to promote Punjabi language.

The Sikh migration to New Zealand is more than 100 years old. The first Sikh came to New Zealand in 1890. The Sikh population in New Zealand is estimated to be approximately 19,000 out which around 600 live in Greater Wellington region. In addition, there is a substantial number of Sikh students living in Greater Wellington region who are primarily from India, Malaysia and Fiji. Worldwide Sikh population is 24 million. It is the fifth largest religion in the world.
Wellington Gurdwara is open on all the seven days of the week with a bhai ji in residence. There is a congregation every Sunday morning at the Gurudwara followed by Guru da langar (community meal).

5.Gurdwara Sahib Keysborough 198-206 Perry Rd, Keysborough VIC 3173, Australia

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