Gurdwara Sri Kalgidhar Sahib

Total Land Area: 8.6 acres, one of the largest in the world and the largest in the Southern Hemisphere

Cost of Land: $710,000 (sold at cost by a member of the community)

Total cost of construction: $8 million

Community contribution: $ 3million

Money raised in record time for immediate need: $70,000 in two hours

Other sources: ASB Trust, Perry Foundation, the Southern Trust, bank loan

Foundation stone: August 8, 2002 by former Prime Minister Helen Clark

Opening ceremony: March 13, 2005 by Ms Clark

Main structure: Three levels: First level- main hall 1200 Sq m (excluding kitchen area) 2000 capacity; Second Level- prayer hall 1440 Sq m, more than 2000 capacity; third level – Museum

Highlights: 90’ flagpole operated by hydraulic; Khalsa, main gates, kitchen items imported from India; special lift for disabled

Facilities: 24-hour library with books donated from India and New Zealand

24-hour kitchen with free food for all, play centre for children;

Sports: Kabbadi, football

Location: 70, Takanini School Road, Takanini 2112

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