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India Vedanti Releases ‘original’ Nanakshahi Calendar

Jan 6, 2005
Metro-Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Vedanti releases ‘original’ Nanakshahi Calendar
Perneet Singh
Tribune News Service

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Former Akal Takht Jathedar Joginder Singh Vedanti (left) releases the Nanakshahi Calendar in Amritsar on Monday. Photo: Vishal Kumar

Amritsar, January 17

Former Akal Takht Jathedar Joginder Singh Vedanti today released the “original” Nanakshahi Calendar published by the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) for the New Year at a hotel here today.

The DSGMC has already released the calendar from Rakab Ganj Gurdwara, New Delhi, on December 31 last year.

Releasing the calendar, Vedanti said Sikhs across the globe should follow the original Nanakshahi Calendar that came into inception under his tenure as the Akal Takht Jathedar in 2003.

He said the Nanakshahi Calendar has lost its originality after the “unnecessary” amendments were made in it in 2009-10. “The calendar’s soul has been destroyed. While the original calendar released in 2003 was based on solar charts, the amended one is based on lunar charts,” he averred.

According to him, the original calendar was a symbol of the separate identity of the Sikhs. Any objections should have been submitted in writing to the Akal Takht and be put before the 11-member panel formed to deal with such issues but no such measure was taken, he said.

“Though a two-member committee was formed to make amendments, none of the Takht Jathedars was included in it,” he rued.

He said during his tenure too he had sought objections in writing over the calendar, but didn’t receive any.

Vedanti said the calendar came into being after discussions among the Sikh organiastions, historians and intellectuals and consent from the Akal Takht and the SGPC. “No discussions preceded the amendments,” he said.

Vedanti said the panel formed during the making of the Nanakshahi Calendar has not been disbanded till now and whatever proposal regarding amendments has to be made it should be first placed before it.

Further amendments to the calendar must be discussed with the Sikh organiastions, which acknowledge the supremacy of the Akal Takht and a consensus should be evolved before putting them before the SGPC executive and the House for the final approval, he added.



1947-2014 (Archived)
Jun 17, 2004
He means that he re-released the 2003 Calendar. Vedanti has already released the 2003 Calendar once before, in 2003. This is not a laughing matter for a lot of reasons. First and foremost, no one knows what is going to happen next, because there are individual gurpurabs that will be changed at will according to the whim and fancy of deras who don't want too many of them piling up and causing deficits in the collection box. Case in point was gurpurab of Guru Teg Bahadur last November. swordfight

As long as the jathedars do not do what the Catholics do - which is to publish various editions of fancy holy calendars, desk planners, timliners, etc. every year with pictures of saints and martyrs - we will manage. Think of all the work involved in doing them over and over again. :)

We are able to adapt and make independent decisions -- so far. swordfight

Gyani Jarnail Singh

Sawa lakh se EK larraoan
Jul 4, 2004
To ME all this is sheer DRAMABAZEE...designed to BAMBOOZLE US and keep us in "attack' Defence" mode all the time...and IF need be..they have other controversies to keep the fires stoked..Raagmala..DG ( hasnt that issue cooled down somewhat in favour of the current fav N.Calendar ??..WLL that is designed that way...Musical Chairs of Problems...and there will always be the perfect flashpoint..Ram Rahims Asutoshs etc causing riots just in case Sikhs become too peaceful for their own good...LOL..)
VEDANTI is NOW an EX..just like Darshan Singh ragi...and since the Mulah has stopped coming form the Badal side...its got to come form the other side...and beleive me its all about the MOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH (goluck/Maya/whatever). During his tenure at Akal takhat Vedanti has a record of being the WORST....that RECORD is now being BEATEN by Gurbachan Singh (if it can be beaten ).
SIKHS will never learn ??? they are incapable of learning ??? or are we DIMWITS ??
Gurbachan POSTPONED the Guru Teg baahur Shaheedee from its TRADITIONAL DATE on a FLIMSY EXCUSE ( too near to Guru nanak ji Parkash Ushtav SIKHS TOO TIRED to celebrate ?? HaH ?? Since when did SIKHS bcome TIRED of GURPURABS ??)....BUT the CLOSE PROXIMITY of their own set GGS Parkash Ushtav of Jan 11th and MAGHI of January 14 DIDNT NEED nay CHANGING/POSTPONING !!! Thsi time SIKHS were nOT TIRED ?? where did the energy come from ?? Can they Make FOOLS of US all the TIME ??animatedkhanda1animatedkhanda1animatedkhanda1animatedkhanda1animatedkhanda1



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