A former workshop for car body work repair, which is located in an industrial area outside the Village of Daeniken, had been turned into agurdwara in 2002.
The plate at the side of the building with the inscription "Gurudwara Sahib ï¿½ Sikh Gemeinde Schweiz" (Honoured gurdwara ï¿½ Sikh Community Switzerland) points to the religious function of the building. In late 2004, about 500 Sikhs lived in Switzerland though the number had been comparatively high with some 3,000 Sikh asylum seekers during the mid-1980s. Despite the relatively small number, two separate Sikh associations exist since 2002. The Sikh Centre Switzerland laid the foundation stones for a purpose-built gurdwara in Langenthal, a Village not far away from Daeniken, in October 2002.