Religious Group Originating in India Relocates to Everett

June 29, 2011
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A religious organization will soon be calling Everett’s Town Line neighborhood its new home.

The Sikh Sangat Society of Boston has purchased an industrial building at 10 Thorndike St. for $1.128 million and plans to fully rehabilitate the building to be used for programs, classes and other events.

The society is currently located in Somerville and has been in existence since 2005. The society’s website indicated it has been saving money for several years to buy a facility of its own.

A spokesman for the organization spoke to the Independent and said his non-profit organization is excited to relocate to Everett.

They are in the process of drawing up plans to renovate the building and are working with City Hall to get the proper approvals. He said they hope to be in the renovated building within three to five months.

The society purchased the building from Thorndike Management LLC.

The spokesman said that the society often hands out free drinks in Somerville to get the community acquainted with them and they host an annual festival. One of their missions is to educate the general public about Sikhism and to eliminate the mystery around their culture.

Sikhism is a very old religion that originated in modern India and is now one of the largest religions in the world. Sikhs are known for wearing turbans and having long, uncut hair – as well as beards and mustaches.

The spokesman said they are looking forward to becoming a part of the Everett community.