Nanakshahi calendar


The Nanakshahi calendar is a solar calendar used in Sikhism. It's based on the "Barah Maha" (Twelve months), a composition by Sikh gurus that talks about natureal changes in the twelve-month cycle of the year.[1] The year starts with the month of Chet, and 1 Chet is on 14 March. The calendar's starting point is the birth of Guru Nanak Dev in 1469 CE. It's called the Nanakshahi Calendar after the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev Ji.[2]

Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism.

Months change

Following are the 12 months of the Nanakshahi Calendar:[3]

No. Name Punjabi Gregorian Months
1 Chet ਚੇਤ March – April
2 Vaisakh ਵੈਸਾਖ April – May
3 Jeth ਜੇਠ May – June
4 Harh ਹਾੜ June – July
5 Sawan ਸਾਵਣ July – August
6 Bhadon ਭਾਦੋਂ August – September
7 Assu ਅੱਸੂ September – October
8 Kattak ਕੱਤਕ October – November
9 Maghar ਮੱਘਰ November – December
10 Poh ਪੋਹ December – January
11 Magh ਮਾਘ January – February
12 Phaggan ਫੱਗਣ February – March

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References change

  1. McLeod, W. H. (2009-07-24). The A to Z of Sikhism. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 978-0-8108-6344-6.
  2. Singh, Jagraj (2009). A Complete Guide to Sikhism. Unistar Books. ISBN 978-81-7142-754-3.
  3. "Religions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and ... - Google Books". 2023-03-08. Archived from the original on 2023-03-08. Retrieved 2023-11-25.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)