With Zoning Battles in the Past, San Jose Celebrates Opening of New Gurdwara

August 30, 2004

Source: The Mercury News


On August 30, 2004 The Mercury News reported, "a slice of San Jose transformed into an Indian oasis Sunday when the nation's most expensive Sikh temple officially opened, drawing thousands to its onion-domed rooftops and cascading waterfall. The daylong event, which closed traffic for two hours on Quimby Road as Sikhs and their neighbors marched joyously to the new $10 million gurdwara on Murillo Avenue, took many visitors back to their native homeland. And, they said, the grand structure perched high in the hills further welds the South Bay's Sikh community into the fabric of Silicon Valley. .. The ceremony, which drew about 7,000 guests, signified a happy chapter in a rocky journey that began in the early 1990s."