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The Blessing of Giving

We invite you to help us spread the beautiful vibration of our Gurdwara through donation.

Please join us and support Guru Ram Das Gurdwara as it grows and expands to serve all those who wish to come and bow their head to the Guru. Each gift is important.

 

“I believe that when you give, God shall give to you, because giving is God”
Siri Singh Sahib
Feb 13, 1995

“We are on this planet to love each other, to serve each other and to uplift each other.  We have come on this Earth to give, not to take.  Don’t take pride in taking.  Give and you will be given virtues.  And that will give you God”

Siri Singh Sahib
June 5, 2004

Ways to Donate

Many prefer to bring their gifts of cash and checks to the Guru as they bow their head in the Gurdwara.

If you would like to make a donation at our office, you can do so with cash or check.

If paying by check, please make payable to “Sikh Dharma” and mail or deliver to:

Sikh Dharma of Massachusetts
368 Village Street
Millis, MA 02054

Make a Donation to the Building Project

If you wish to specify that your donation is for the Gurdwara Building Fund, please note this on your check.  We also have a box set up at every Sunday Gurdwara to accept your donations.  We are happy to answer any questions you may have about our Building projects.

Donations of Specific Items

There are a number of active Gurdwara improvement projects underway.  Please contact us if you would like to donate a specific item for the Gurdwara contribute towards a one of our projects.

Items of value

Items of value include cars, trucks, boats, planes, real estate, investment.  Please contact us if you would like to donate an item of value to the Gurdwara.

Ramalas

If you would like to donate a set of ramalas for the Guru, please contact us for details such as measurements.

 

Donations: Tax Details

Donations to Guru Ram Das Gurdwara are tax deductible in most cases. The Gurdwara is part of Sikh Dharma of Massachusetts Inc., is a non-profit organization registered with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the United States government. (Please consult with your tax adviser if you have questions regarding any gifts you plan to offer if you have questions regarding its exemption status.) Our Tax Identification Number and a receipt for your donation can be supplied upon request.

The Sikh Calendar

The Nanakshahi (Punjabi: ਨਾਨਕਸ਼ਾਹੀ, nānakashāhī) calendar is a tropical solar calendar that was adopted by the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee to determine the dates for important Sikh events. It was designed by Pal Singh Purewal to replace the Saka calendar and has been in use since 1998. The epoch of this calendar is the birth of the first Sikh Guru, Nanak Dev Ji in 1469. New Year’s Day falls annually on what is March 14 in the Gregorian Western calendar.

Calendars are important because they help us organize celebrations across the Sikh diaspora.  Many of the Sikh holidays occur on the same date each year, while some move around, namely Hola Mohalla, Bandi Chhor Divas, and Parkash Guru Nanak Sahib.

Sikh
Month       Begins

Chet           March 14
Vaisakh      April 14
Jeth            May 15
Harh          June 15
Sawan       July 16
Bhadon     August 16
Asu           September 15
Katik         October 15
Maghar     November 14
Poh           December 14
Magh        January 13
Phagan     February 12

For more info
Sikhnet
Sikhiwiki
BBC Calendar