Tag Archives: nanakshahi calendar

Visa denied, SGPC not to send jatha to Pakistan

Amritsar, Punjab: The Nanakshahi Calendar row has once again divided the Sikh community as the SGPC and the DSGMC have decided not to send their jathas to Pakistan for observing the martyrdom day of Guru Arjan Dev there after the Pakistan High Commission denied visa to the pilgrims, contending that the PSGPC is observing the event on June 16 as per ...

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No religious body without Akal Takht nod

Amritsar, Punjab: The Sikh clergy today issued directions that the approval of the Akal Takht is a must for constituting any religious body in the future. However, no decision was taken in the meeting regarding the Nanakshahi calendar and the Takht Patna Sahib row. Talking to mediapersons after the meeting, Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh said they were still receiving ...

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Clergy to discuss calendar row tomorrow

Amritsar, Punjab: The Sikh clergy is all set to deliberate on the suggestions made to the Akal Takht by various bodies regarding the Nanakshahi Calendar controversy during its meeting here on February 6. While the Sant Samaj is pushing for reverting to the Bikrami Calendar, other Sikh organisations have advocated the need to implement the original Nanakshahi Calendar. At present, amended ...

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Sikh high priests ban sale of gurdwara land in Nepal

Amritsar, Punjab: The five Sikh high priests have imposed a ban on the sale of Gurdwara Singh Sabha land in Kathmandu and directed the seller to return the amount he got in the sale. These directives were issued during a meeting held today at Akal Takht. The high priests are Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh, Takht Patna Sahib Jathedar Giani ...

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Sant Samaj: Revert to Bikrami calendar

Amritsar, Punjab: Members of the Sant Samaj today met Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh and demanded that Bikrami calendar should be implemented to resolve differences among the Sikh community over the issue of Nanakshahi calendar, contending that Bikrami calendar was acceptable to all. A delegation of the Sant Samaj comprising former Jathedar Bhai Jasbir Singh Rode and Baba Balbir Singh ...

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