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Nanakshahi Calendar Changes Will Unite Sikhs - Akal Takht Jathedar - Really?

Discussion in 'Hard Talk' started by Aman Singh, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. Aman Singh

    Aman Singh
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    Jun 1, 2004
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    Dear readers

    Would like to your hear views on the following questions.

    • What are the changes we are talking about?
    • Akal Takht Jathedar says the act done to appease so called Sant Samaj?
    • Since the changes were made to appease only one faction of so called Sikhs i.e. Sant Samaj, then How changing the Nanakshahi Calendar going to unite the Sikh Panth, which seems to be clearly divided?

    New Report:
    Nanakshahi Calendar Controversy
    Changes will Unite Sikhs, says Akal Takht Jathedar

    Tribune News Service
    Amritsar, January 4

    Defending the controversial approval of changes in the Nanakshahi
    calendar by the SGPC executive, the Akal Takht Jathedar, Giani
    Gurbachan Singh, has expressed the hope that the changed calendar
    will work as a "catalyst for unity among the Sikhs. These changes
    will be implemented from March 14, he added.

    The direct fallout of the changes in the hitherto widely accepted
    calendar will be that from March 14 onwards, the dates of important
    days will hardly remain fixed as was the case in the widely accepted
    Nanakshahi calendar, based on the solar system and calculations.

    A large number of Sikh bodies were opposing the changes in the
    calendar on the plea that these changes would make the calendar
    resemble the Bikrami calendar and that the Nanakshahi calendar in its
    original form was a symbol of the separate Sikh identity. They were
    also pleading that the changes were being effected under a conspiracy
    and without adoption of a proper laid-down procedure and under
    pressure of the orthodox Sikh organisations particularly the Damdami Taksal.

    Giani Gurbachan Singh, who was flanked by the Head Granthi, Jaswinder
    Singh, and four Granthis, Jagtar Singh, Giani Mal Singh, Ravel Singh
    and Giani Sukhjinder Singh, said the changed Nanakshahi calendar
    would bring about unity among the Sikhs and various sects that were
    divided over the calendar issue.

    "The changed calendar will put an end to the prevailing confusion
    among Sikhs over the observation of important Sikh events in the
    light of the Nanakshahi calendar. For example, Takht Patna Sahib and
    Takht Hazoor Sahib were not adhering to the Nanakshahi calendar,
    which was also being opposed by the Sant Samaj. But now there will be
    no confusion particularly after the recommendation of changes by the
    two- member panel comprising the SGPC chief, Avatar Singh, and the
    Damdami Taksal chief, Harnam Singh, and their approval by the SGPC
    executive," said Giani Gurbachan Singh.

    Giani Gurbachan Singh said it was not the end of changes as more
    changes could be effected in the calendar in future.

    As per the Nanakshahi calendar, which was approved by the SGPC and
    Akal Takht and was implemented in 2003, the birth anniversary of Guru
    Gobind Singh was celebrated on January 5, his martyrdom day was
    observed on October 21 and the martyrdom day of Guru Arjan Dev was
    observed on June 16. Almost all dates were fixed in the existing
    Nanakshahi calendar, but it may not be so in the case of a changed
    Nanakshahi calendar.

    The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Punjab
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  3. Archived_Member16

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    Jan 7, 2005
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    The truth is that the President of SGPC & the Jathedar of Akal Takht are the mouth piece ( puppets ) of their Masters - THE BADALS. They will mime what ever their Masters command them to say ! They do not represent the Sikh Panth, but the BADAL PANTH - the RSS !
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  4. spnadmin

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    Jun 17, 2004
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    A short reply.

    Next on the chopping block is the Sikh Rehat Maryada. Nothing is too sacred to sacrifice for this naked band of power-mad cannibals. The panth will wake up when they are told, using the most seditious logic imaginable, that a Sikh no longer believes in One God.

    After all -- there are so many names for God -- why bother to be too technical. :}--}:
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