Gurudwara Nanaksar, Brampton
Gurdwara Nanaksar-Brampton is located in the city of Brampton in the Toronto area and is known as Nanaksar Toronto. This Gurdwara is the second to be built in Canada after Winnipeg. Sant Baba Gurdev Singh Jee came to Canada for the first time in year 1980 along with Ragiis (Monks). The Sangat of Toronto area requested Baba Jee to build Nanaksar Gurdwara. However the first Gurdwara in North America and Canada was build in Winnipeg in 1982. Baba Jee asked the Sangat to make committee and get it registered, thus a committee was formed and got registered in Ontario as a branch of Nanaksar Satsang Sabha Inc. Winnipeg. The Sangat from Toronto area used to meet Baba Jee during all his visits and finally Baba Jee acceded to the Sangatï¿½s request in 1989 and directed the Sangat to look for the land. A piece of land was bought in Caledon East on Airport Road on September 28, 1989 and the regular paths were started of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee. A Ragi Jatha (Group of Monks) was also sent by Baba Jee from India to start the regular Katha & Kirtan in the year 1992. However, the final choice fell on the present location, which was bought on April 30, 1992. To start the digging of the basement Baba Jee turned the soil on May 9, 1992. The day the land was bought, Baba Jee started the regular Katha & Kirtan in the trailer put on this land. After the digging of the basement, the foundation for the Gurdwara was laid on May 17, 1992. The work progressed with such a speed that the regular Katha & Kirtan started with the start of Sri Akhand Path of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee on May 5, 1993. This was followed by the official inauguration on May 25, 1993 with the Bhog of Sri Sampat Akhand Path of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee.
This Gurdwara is located in the heart of residential subdivisions of Cities of Brampton and Mississauga. In fact after the Gurdwara is built, a lot of Sangat belonging to this institution moved close to the Gurdwara. A lot of Sangat come to this Gurdwara in the morning and evening services. Pooranmashi is celebrated at this Gurdwara every month. The Sangat from all over Ontario, Quebec and US cities close to the border visit to attend Bhog of Sri Sampat Akhand Path of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee and Katha and Kirtan following this. Amrit is also administered at this Gurdwara on Sunday following the Pooranmashi and also when ever there are people willing to partake Amrit. Gurdwara has the cream stone on outside with green roof that adds to the beauty of the building.
A lot of improvements have been done to the building for enhancing its usefulness for Ragiis living here and for the Sangat attached to Gurdwara.