Akal Takht, SGPC pass the buck on calendar row

Gurbachan Singh

Amritsar, Punjab: Though the SGPC and Akal Takht today said in unison that the confusion caused by Nanakshahi calendar row should end, they appeared to be passing the buck on initiating corrective measures. However, both of them didn’t rule out the possibility of further amendments to the Nanakshahi calendar. Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh said, “We would certainly like this ...

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Dal Khalsa criticises Akal Takht Jathedar

Dal Khalsa

Hoshiarpur, Punjab: The Dal Khalsa today criticised the Akal Takht chief for creating confusion over the birth anniversary of the Tenth Guru. As per the amended Nanakshahi calendar, the anniversary falls on Jauary 7, 2015. Party spokespersons Kanwar Pal Singh, Dr Manjinder Singh and Ranbir Singh said instead of bringing about oneness, Jathedar Gurbachan Singh had created divisions in the Panth. ...

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Revive Nanakshahi calendar: Sikh bodies


Amritsar, Punjab: The Sikh clergy’s decision to change the date for celebrating Guru Gobind Singh’s birth anniversary from December 28 to January 7 has revived the Nanakshahi calendar row. Some organisations have questioned the move while others have renewed the demand for reverting to the original Nanakshahi calendar. Bibi Kiranjot Kaur, SGPC member, said it was time that the controversy was ...

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Gurpurb on Jan 7

Sikh high priests at a meeting at Akal Takht Secretariat in Amritsar

Amritsar, Punjab: The Sikh clergy today decided to celebrate Guru Gobind Singh’s birth anniversary on January 7 instead of December 28. The Martyrdom Day of the four Sahibzadas also falls on December 28. Addressing mediapersons, Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh said: “We have directed the SGPC and the Sikh Sangat to celebrate Guru Gobind Singh’s birth anniversary on January 7 ...

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Sikhs to restore Guru Nanak Sahib Gurdwara in Nepal

Philanthropist SP Singh Oberoi (centre) looking at a rare handwritten holy scripture at Guru Nanak Math, a lesser-known Sikh shrine in Nepal associated with the first Guru.

Nepal: To commemorate 500th year of Guru Nanak’s visit to Nepal in 2016, a Dubai based charitable trust plans to develop a lesser-known shrine at Thapathali town of the hill country into a major religious destination. Dubai-based Sikh entrepreneur and philanthropist SP Singh Oberoi told Hindustan Times on Sunday that he had a `100-crore plan for the scientific preservation of Guru ...

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