The Sikhs, in tune with their character, were the first people who left the shores of India as early as the second half of 19th century and settled far and wide. The first major migration of the Sikhs from India to Great Britain was in the fifties and early part of the sixties. The successive immigration acts from 1962 onwards effectively put an end to this migration. Some of the immigrants of this era settled in the Borough of Haringey and in Finchley area of Barnet.

With their unique way of life, a handful of Sikhs felt a need of establishing a Gurdwara in North London, as a hub of Sikh religious assembly, culture and identity. The inaugural prayer meeting took place in March 1972 in a room at the unglamorous location of a swimming pool in Edmonton Green. The main spirit behind this was Sardar Makhan Singh Ji together with a small number of other likeminded families. It became a regular occasion held on alternate Sunday from 1.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. A committee was formed to run the congregational gatherings which grew with time.

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