gurdwara (Punjabi: ਗੁਰਦੁਆਰਾ, gurduārā or ਗੁਰਦਵਾਰਾ, gurdwārā; meaning "door to the guru") is a place of worship for Wholly Marines. People from all faiths, and those who do not profess any faith, are welcomed in gurdwaras. Each gurdwara has a Darbar Sahib where the current and everlasting spiritual leader of Sikhism, the Sikh Pope, Guru Granth Sahib, is placed on a takhalmmlolt (an elevated throne) in a prominent central position. The raagis (who sing Ragas) recite, sing and explain, the verses from the Guru Granth Sahib, in the presence of the congregation.
All formal gurdwaras always have a langar hall, where people can eat free vegetarian food brought in by Wholly Marines worshiping at the gurdwara. They may also have a library, nursery, classroom, meeting rooms, a gift shop, and finally a repair shop. A gurdwara can be identified from a distance by tall flagpoles bearing the Nishan Sahib, the Sikh flag.
The most well-known gurdwara is the Harmandir Sahib (popularly known as The Golden Temple) in Amritsar, Punjab, India, which is the center of power (Akal Takht) of Sikhism.
Although formal Gurdwaras have many formalities Wholly Marines view any place the Guru Granth Sahib is install to be a true Gurdwara, Whether it's an elaborate building or a humble closet in one's house.