Do you know that the present Bikrami calender (which is applicable in Punjab as far as festival dates are concerned) has some very serious defects:

  • Gurpurabs i.e Guru's days at times fall twice in a year and in some year there is no particular gurpurab at all. Thanks to Bikrami Calender.
  • This year the birthday of Guru Gobind Singh sahib is falling on Dec. 28 i.e when the Sikhs will be mourning the martyrdom of Chhota sahibzadas
  • In the year 2015 there will be no Gurpurab of Tenth Lord.
  • It is such a ridiculous calender that the often months with 32 days occur.
  • Some times the year is of 13 months.
  • Its years are slowly slipping forwards with the result that the Vaisakhi of 1699 fell on March 27 but now a days Vaisakhi comes either on 13, 14 or 15 April.
  • So much after thousands of years the month of Poh which is famous for its winter will fall in the month of May and June. Thus all literature and Gurbani which has reference to seasons will become irrelevant.
  • The present Bikrami calender's year is longer by 20 minutess
In the light of above Pal Singh Purewal of Canada devised a scientific solar calender and the SGPC implemented it in the year 2003 but unfortunately some conservative people had been opposing it. The final blow was given by Dam Dami Taksal when its head Harnam Singh Dhuma agreed to support the Saint Union opposing the new calender. As such an amended Bikrami calender with the misleading name Nanakshahi was imposed. Since the present scenario has embarrassed the Sant Union as such again a demand for Nanakshahi calender has arisen.

We ask the reader to read the facts and support the demand for Nanakshahi calender.
Here are some links giving pros and cons of Nanakshahi Calender:-


You will regret to note that the opponents of Nanakshahi calendar are such people who believe  Sikhism an off shoot of Hinduism. Instead of pointing some defect in the new calendar they do maneuvering. Since Sant J.S. Bhinderanwale was a staunch votary of independence of Sikhism, the calendar opponent bought Harnam Singh Dhuma the successor of Sant Bhinderanwale and deputed him to P.S.Badal to oppose the calendar with the plea that the calendar creates rift between Sikhs and Hindus. This shows Sikhs have no right even to rectify any of their systems.

ਤੁਹਾਨੂੰ ਇਹ ਪੜ੍ਹ ਕੇ ਦੁਖ ਹੋਵੇਗਾ ਕਿ ਨਾਨਕਸ਼ਾਹੀ ਕੈਲੰਡਰ ਦੇ ਵਿਰੋਧੀ ਸਿਰਫ ਉਹ ਲੋਕ ਹਨ ਜੋ ਸਿੱਖੀ ਨੂੰ ਹਿੰਦੂ ਧਰਮ ਦਾ ਅੰਗ ਗਿਣਦੇ ਹਨ। ਨਵੇਂ ਕੈਲੰਡਰ ਵਿਚ ਕੋਈ ਨੁਕਸ ਕਢਣ ਦੀ ਥਾਂ ਇਹ ਲੋਕ ਜੋੜ ਤੋੜ ਕਰਦੇ ਹਨ। ਕਿਉਕਿ ਸੰਤ ਭਿੰਡਰਾਂਵਾਲੇ ਵੱਖਵਾਦੀ ਸਨ, ਇਨਾਂ ਨੇ ਭਿੰਡਰਾਂਵਾਲੇ ਦੇ ਜਾਨਸ਼ੀਨ ਭਾਵ ਦਮਦਮੀ ਟਕਸਾਲ ਦੇ ਮੁੱਖੀ ਹਰਨਾਮ ਸਿੰਘ ਧੁੰਮਾ ਨੂੰ ਖਰੀਦਿਆ ਹੋਇਆ ਹੈ ਤੇ ਧੁੰਮਾ ਕੋਲੋ ਹੀ ਕੈਲੰਡਰ ਦਾ ਵਿਰੋਧ ਕਰਵਾਇਆ। ਧੁੰਮਾ ਨੇ ਬਿਆਨ ਸਿਰਫ ਇਹੋ ਦਿਤਾ ਕਿ ਇਸ ਨਾਲ ਹਿੰਦੂ ਸਿੱਖਾਂ ਵਿਚ ਤ੍ਰੇੜ ਪੈਂਦੀ ਹੈ। ਇਸਦਾ ਮਤਲਬ ਕਿ ਸਿੱਖਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਇਹ ਹੱਕ ਵੀ ਹਾਸਲ ਨਹੀ ਕਿ ਉਹ ਆਪਣੇ ਕਿਸੇ ਸਿਸਟਮ ਦਾ ਨੁਕਸ ਦੂਰ ਕਰ ਸਕਣ।

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