The Sikh place of worship or temple is called a gurdwara. It houses the sacred writings of the Sikh religion, the Sri Guru Granth Sahib, thereafter called The Guru. The Sikh Gurus themselves compiled the Sikh scripture.
Men and women bow in front of the Guru sitting separately on the carpeted prayer hall. Shoes must be taken off and the head covered when entering the prayer hall and the community kitchen or Guru Ka Langgar.