As many of you may be aware that Shri Guru Ravidass Cultural Association was established in 1967 at the advert of Ravidassia movement with the U.K. We have been blessed with the historical recognition of being the third such establishment to be created and sanctified with the name of our great patron saint: Shri Guru Ravidass Ji.
Our humble beginnings ment that our community had to hire various venues to perform our worship and cultural events. It is then in 1982 the committee took a bold and courageous dicision to purchase a building for a fixed place of worship that we could call our own.
This difficult task was completed with the blessing of Shri Guru Ravidass Ji and the support of four Trustees who gave their own personal guarantees to the bank in order to secure the mortgage. It was then that 37-38 Pinfold Street was purchased and became our Shri Guru Ravidass Temple Darlaston.
The association became stronger and gained further eminence with the status of becoming a registerd charity within the U.K. This only further exemplified the committee’s motivation towards charitable causes. The association has in the past supported childern in need to receive education, campained for human rights affected by the atrocities caused by the cast system and donated to local charities such as British Heart Foundation, Disabled childern and many more.
However we have been using this building since 1983 and now deteriorated and it has become necessary to redevelop the site, which is more fitting for worship and community engagement. This is why we ask you to kindly come together as a community and support the new development of Shri Guru Ravidass Temple, not only for our present but for our coming generations.
The association aims to contioue to inspire and follow Shri Guru Ravidass Ji’s mission and the teachings of our beloved Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. Our message is only of Love, Equality and Peace.
Donated funds to charities including:
- Poverty stricken families in India
- Educating the poor
- Provding Medicines and Healthcare
- Building Gurdwara around the world
- Fighting against atrocity and tyranny around the world