Gurdwara Nishkam Seva, Irving, was officially inaugurated on April 13, 2013. It is part of the Sikh Study Circle DFW Inc. a non-profit tax exempt organization registered in the
state of Texas.
History of Sikh Study Circle DFW
Since its inception in 1989, the Sikh Study Circle of Dallas-Fortworth has been one of the most important centers of Sikh life in the southwestern U.S. Due to the efforts of countless dedicated
members of the Dallas-Fort Worth community, Sikh Study Circle has been a beehive of diverse spiritual activities. Located centrally between Dallas and Fortworth, the organization has a rich history
of accomplishments. It's members have organized youth camps, published books, and held annual Khalsa Parades since 1998.
In 1990, the Sikh Study Circle of Dallas-Fort Worth published a book of questions and answers called Sikh Faith for the Youth. The book gathers together hundreds of common questions: If God made
this world, why is there evil? Why do men and women sit separately in the gurdwara?" Asking probing questions about one's own religion is in the best perennial tradition of America's religious
life-whether one is Christian, Jewish, or Sikh. In addition the Sikh Study Circle published quarterly “The Sikh Newsletter” continuously for 8 years from 1990 to 1998. It was a publication that
reached over a1000 Sikh households in South West USA. In the same period, the Sikh Youth Camps were organized on a national basis and were altogether attended by over 400 youngsters from all over
On April 12, 1998, Sikh Study Circle hosted its first DFW Khalsa Parade. Approximately 300 Sikhs, representing all Gurdwaras in the Dallas area, attended the event. With many colorful banners, the
parade originated at Sikh Study Circle and proceeded to a nearby school ground, where groups presented kirtan and told the story of Baisakhi Day, giving the names and backgrounds of the Five Beloved
Since that first Parade in 1998, the Sikh Study Circle has held the “Nagar Kirtans” annualy on “Baisakhi Day” celebrations. Khalsa’s 300th Anniversary Baisakhi parade was held in downtown Dallas,
with its final destination at the beautiful ThanksGiving Square in Dallas. It was a hugely successful event, attended by over 2000 people, with Gov. George Bush, (then Governor of Texas, and later
President of the United States) issuing a proclamation to mark it as “Month of the Khalsa”.
In April 2011, the Sikh Study Circle embarked on a project to build a new building and also assumed name of “Gurdwara Nishkam Seva” (Temple of Selfless Service). The foundation of the new
building was laid on the auspicious occasion of Baisakhi celebrations on April 17, 2011 and the official inauguration was done on April 13, 2013. Religious leaders of all faiths came to offer their
blessings at the opening of this Gurdwara. With Guru’s blessings and invaluable support from Sikhs around the world, Gurdwara Nishkam Seva, Irving, is sure to continue its activities in the
spirit of Cherdi Kala (inspiring optimism).