Nanakshahi Calendar

Nanakshahi calendar from the year 2014 to the year 2064. Each month contains a list of important Sikh/Nanakshahi holidays. The Nanakshahi date is given for each calendar day. The Nanakshahi year is given for each calendar month.

Nanakshahi Calendar 2014 December

Nanakshahi Calendar 2014

  1. Nanakshahi Calendar 2014 January
  2. Nanakshahi Calendar 2014 February
  3. Nanakshahi Calendar 2014 March
  4. Nanakshahi Calendar 2014 April
  5. Nanakshahi Calendar 2014 May
  6. Nanakshahi Calendar 2014 June
  7. Nanakshahi Calendar 2014 July
  8. Nanakshahi Calendar 2014 August
  9. Nanakshahi Calendar 2014 September
  10. Nanakshahi Calendar 2014 October
  11. Nanakshahi Calendar 2014 November
  12. Nanakshahi Calendar 2014 December

Nanakshahi Calendar 2015

  1. Nanakshahi Calendar 2015 January
  2. Nanakshahi Calendar 2015 February
  3. Nanakshahi Calendar 2015 March
  4. Nanakshahi Calendar 2015 April
  5. Nanakshahi Calendar 2015 May
  6. Nanakshahi Calendar 2015 June
  7. Nanakshahi Calendar 2015 July
  8. Nanakshahi Calendar 2015 August
  9. Nanakshahi Calendar 2015 September
  10. Nanakshahi Calendar 2015 October
  11. Nanakshahi Calendar 2015 November
  12. Nanakshahi Calendar 2015 December

Nanakshahi Calendar 2016

  1. Nanakshahi Calendar 2016 January
  2. Nanakshahi Calendar 2016 February
  3. Nanakshahi Calendar 2016 March
  4. Nanakshahi Calendar 2016 April
  5. Nanakshahi Calendar 2016 May
  6. Nanakshahi Calendar 2016 June
  7. Nanakshahi Calendar 2016 July
  8. Nanakshahi Calendar 2016 August
  9. Nanakshahi Calendar 2016 September
  10. Nanakshahi Calendar 2016 October
  11. Nanakshahi Calendar 2016 November
  12. Nanakshahi Calendar 2016 December

About Nanakshahi Calendar

Introduction to the Nanakshahi Calendar

The Nanakshahi calendar is a tropical solar calendar that was adopted by the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee to determine the dates for important Sikh events.[1] It was designed by Pal Singh Purewal to replace the Saka calendar and has been in use since 1998. Since 1998, amongst the critics, no-one has come forward with suggestions of specific changes, other than to suggest that the Sikh people should revert back to the Vikrami calendar. The epoch of the Nanakshahi calendar is the birth of the first Sikh Guru, Nanak Dev in 1469. New Year's Day falls annually on what is March 14 in the Gregorian Western calendar.

The Nanakshahi calendar is accepted in about 90% of the gurudwaras throughout the world. There is some controversy about the acceptance of the Nanakshahi calendar amongst certain orthodox sectors of the Sikh world. The situation with the Nanakshahi calendar is similar to the one at the time of the implementation and acceptance of the Gregorian calendar in the late 16th century. Even after more than 400 years, some of the Greek Orthodox churches, the Ukrainian and Russian Orthodox churches still follow the Julian Calendar in their observances. Most people in the Sikh community believe that the Nanakshahi calendar is important as it re-affirms the Sikh faith's independence from the Hindu and Muslim faiths.[2] Some orthodox organizations and factions have not accepted it including many orders dating from the time of the Gurus such as Damdami Taksal.

Features of the Nanakshahi calendar



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