On Sundays, the lot brims with cars and kids will often play on the lawn if the weather is nice.
|History of Sikhs in Ohio. Click to enlarge.|
I love the unique symbiosis of pastoral Richfield and the Sikhs, with their exotic turbans and colorful clothing.
The Sikh's have a garden shed.
Sikh's wear flip flops, but never inside the Gurdwara.
I knocked on the door. Priest Bhupender Singh greeted me and gave me a tour of the building. He exuded kindness and sincerity.
|The Darbar Sahib, featuring the Guru's Takhat.|
Places have unique energies. The Richfield Gurdwara felt gentle and welcoming.
|The Langar, or free community kitchen.|
Priest Bhupender said the temple is open to everyone, and that it belongs to the community. He invited me to return anytime and share a plate of food. I was honored to meet him. I asked to take his photo, but he declined, saying he wasn't properly dressed.
I thought he looked marvelous, but you'll have to use your imagination.
|The Khanda is often misinterpreted.|
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Local news coverage on a vigil held at the Richfield Gurdwara for the Wisconsin victims.
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