San Jose Gurdwara Sahib

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The San Jose Gurdwara Sahib, a beautiful Gurdwara in California

San Jose Gurdwara Sahib is a gurdwara nestled in the foothills of the verdant and lush Evergreen Valley of San Jose, California is one of the Greater San Francisco Bay Area's well-known spiritual and tourist destinations --- San Jose Gurdwara. The former address of this beautiful, majestic landmark in San Jose was 2785 Quimby Rd, San Jose, CA.

Sikh Prayer for Abundance

May the kingdom of justice prevail! May the believers be united in love! May the hearts of the believers be humble, high their wisdom, And may they be guided in their wisdom by the Lord.

Glory be to God! Entrust unto the Lord what thou wishest to be accomplished. The Lord will bring all matters to fulfilment. Know this as truth evidenced by Himself.


The late Pyra Singh Obhi and many other dedicated sevadars of the community founded the Sikh Gurdwara in 1984. The South Bay Sikh Community at that time was growing rapidly and there was an urgent need for a Gurdwara. Initially, there were no funds available and Gurdwara started to rent an East Bay Community Center.

After enormous obstacles, the Gurdwara Committee purchased a small building in East San Jose on White Road in 1986. Within few months, the Gurdwara Committee realized that this place was too small for Sangat. In 1990, the Gurdwara Committee purchased the first parcel of land at Quimby Road, then bought other two adjacent parcels over the next few years, which brought the total land owed by Gurdwara to about 5 acres.

In 1993-94, the Gurdwara Committee determined that it would be too expensive to build a Gurdwara here due to City and County requirements. In 1996, the Gurdwara Committee decided to buy 40 Acres of land near East San Jose Foothills. To build a Gurdwara at this new site, the Gurdwara Committee needed at least 10 million dollars. The Committee requested Sangat to donate generously and also give personal loans to the Gurdwara.

With Waheguru’s grace, Sangat gave overwhelming and extended support to the Gurdwara Committee. As soon as the Gurdwara had enough funds available, construction started on this land in 1999. The Gurdwara Committee invested over $10 million on the construction of Phase 1 of the building and expects to invest over $10 million on Phase 2 of the building.

Phase 1 of the Gurdwara Building on Murillo Avenue is complete. Phase 2 of the Gurdwara Building is expected to start construction in the latter part of 2006.

We have started our fund-raising program for the building of Phase 2. We welcome your tax-deductible donations. This is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Please make your checks payable to SIKH GURDWARA SAN JOSE, ATTENTION: BOB S. GILL.

We invite everyone to visit us at San Jose Gurdwara!

Your suggestions and comments are welcome.


  • Daily Service: 5:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.
  • Wednesdays: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Sundays: 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Address and directions

  • San Jose Gurdwara Sahib
  • 3636 Murillo Ave * San Jose, CA 95148
  • Phone: (408) 239-0445 Gurdwara Construction Committee office
  • Fax: (408) 239-1074