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Nanakshahi Calendar: High priests fail to agree on changes

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  1. spnadmin

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    Nanakshahi Calendar
    High priests fail to agree on changes
    Neeraj Bagga
    Tribune News Service
    Amritsar, December 28


    Even after a marathon meeting, lasting nearly five hours, the five Sikh high priests could not arrive at a mutually agreed decision on the Nanakshahi calendar and announced to meet again on December 30.



    The meeting was held under the chairmanship of Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh. Other Jathedars who attended the meeting were Giani Iqbal Singh (Patna Sahib), Giani Balwant Singh Nandgarh (Damdama Sahib), Giani Tarlochan Singh (Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib), and Jyotinder Singh (deputy Jathedar, Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib).


    It is learnt that a section of the participants favoured tabling of the issue in the executive of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), while others favoured to call Pal Singh Purewal, who prepared the calendar, to discuss changes in it.


    However, various Sikh organisations, including radicals, have already opposed any kind of amendment especially restructuring it on the pattern of the Valmiki calendar.
     
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  3. Gyani Jarnail Singh

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    when a rebellious son runs away from home in a fit of anger...and then returns home...he is seen coming in holding the tail of the family cow...and he declares..Actually I DIDNT WANT ever to return home..BUT as you all can see this COW pulled me home with its TAIL !! ( The Chinese refer to such as Face saving !!)
    In this case of Nanakshai Calendar and Prof darshan Singh FIASCO...the Jathedars are "holding" on to the Tail of the proverbial "COW"....BUT sadly the Cow is TAIL-LESS !!! so their "face saving"...fails to impress even the dimmest !!
    Lets see what news comes out tomorrow...Darshan Singh was already scheduled to appear on Akal Takhat on Jnauray 7th..so what the HURRY and unseemly haste ???:confused:
     
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    source: http://www.indianexpress.com/story-print/560869/

    Sikh clergy defer decision till Wednesday


    Dharmendra Rataul - Indian Express
    Tuesday , Dec 29, 2009

    Amritsar : Sensing the divide over the issue of changes in the Nanakshahi calendar, the Sikh high priests today deferred the decision in the matter till Wednesday.


    The Sikh clergy failed to reach any conclusion after the meeting as there was strong opposition from the Takht Damdamma Sahib Jathedar Giani Balwant Singh Nandgarh, against any change in the calendar.

    Other than this, frequent “secret visits” by Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee officials Roop Singh and Ram Singh to the jathedars while the meeting was in progress also raised many eyebrows.

    The jathedars later announced that they will meet again on Wednesday as there was no consensus on the issue in today’s meeting.

    Jathedar Nandgarh also raised a point that the SGPC General House had passed the adoption of the calendar in 2003 and a decision regarding any change can be taken by the House only and not SGPC chief. He also sought detailed discussion between Damdami Taksal head and chief of Sant Samaj Harnam Singh Khalsa and US-based Sikh scholar Pal Singh Purewal, who prepared the calendar.

    “It is a serious matter and more deliberations are required,” said Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh, who presided over the meeting. There were differences on certain dates but it was more on technical basis than any personal perspective, he added. Some delegations from All India Sikh Students’ Federation (Pir Mohammad) and Shiromani Akali Dal (Panch Pardhani) also met the jathedars and appealed not to make any changes. The issue of clarification submitted by former Akal Takht jathedar Prof Darshan Singh Ragi will also come up for discussion on Wednesday, said Gurbachan Singh.

    Other jathedars who participated in the meeting were Takht Patna Sahib Jathedar Bhai Iqbal Singh, Takht Keshgarh Sahib Jathedar Giani Tarlochan Singh and Takht Hazur Sahib Jathedar Jyotinder Singh.

     
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    If the pressure of Media and internet was not there,these pujaries would have long time back amended the Nanakshahi calenders. They have no option but to withdraw hukamnamas against Prof Darshan Singh. Sooner the better.
    Best regards
     
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    Mohinder ji

    The last few weeks various news articles are squeaking through and making it seem that SGPC is looking for a way to "save face" as Gyani ji has stated. The outrage has been all over the web and the panchayats are doing their work in situ. They, SGPC and Jathedars, went out on a limb if a tree too far and so let's see if they can crawl back to the center without the the tree branch cracking at the trunk.
     
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