Definition of gurdwara in English:

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gurdwara

Pronunciation: /ˌɡərdˈwärə/

noun

A Sikh place of worship.
Example sentences
  • Whether it is an Islamic mosque, a Hindu or Buddhist temple, a Sikh gurdwara or a Catholic church, places of worship are crucial in bringing together new immigrants scattered throughout the region.
  • The Community Relations program area is also responsible for coalition building with likeminded organizations and gurdwaras, the Sikh houses of worship.
  • Like the Hindu temples and the Sikh gurdwaras, the mosque as an architectural type, despite centuries of evolution, is a novelty in North America.

Origin

From Punjabi gurduārā, from Sanskrit guru 'teacher' + dvāra 'door'.

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Syllabification: gur·dwa·ra

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