Sikh Community Outgrows Anderson Facility

August 23, 2005


On August 23, 2005 the reported, "The Sikh community [of Anderson] is outgrowing its house of worship -- a modified 3-bedroom home -- and hopes to build a larger temple on land just behind it. Sikh Temple Redding will go before the Anderson Planning Commission on Monday. Its members seek a use permit to build a 12,000-square-foot temple... In 2002, the city's planning commissioners approved Sikh Temple Redding's request to convert the 1,300-square-foot home into a temple. Its name refers to Redding because that's where the group originally sought a home. It had conducted monthly services at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Center in Redding. Back then, its congregation of about 30 members met once a month, led by a visiting Yuba City priest. Now, the next nearest temples are still as far away as Yuba City and Sacramento, and the Anderson temple remains the first and only one in Shasta County, Kandhola said. But its membership has grown to about 50 people, mainly from Redding and Red Bluff."

See also: Sikhism, Zoning