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Sikh-Guruparv NanakShahi Calendar

Nanakshahi Calendar is the calendar meant for Sikh community people. Sikh across world follows their Nanakshahi Calendar. Name of this calendar has been taken from the name of Guru Nanak who is the founder of Sikhism.

Sikh people celebrate some of the Hindu festivals in addition to the festivals of their own religion. The important dates of the festivals and Sikh events are determined with the help of Nanakshahi Calendar. Here is the list of main Sikh festivals according to Nanakshahi Calendar 2013.

Every year, the Sikh New Year begins on 14th March and there are 12 months in this calendar.

Format of Sikh Nanakshahi Calendar

Name Punjabi Days in Month Julian Months
Chet ਚੇਤ 31 14 March – 13 April
Vaisakh ਵੈਸਾਖ 31 14 April – 14 May
Jeth ਜੇਠ 31 15 May – 14 June
Harh ਹਾੜ 31 15 June – 15 July
Sawan ਸਾਵਣ 31 16 July – 15 August
Bhadon ਭਾਦੋਂ 30 16 August – 14 September
Assu ਅੱਸੂ 30 15 September – 14 October
Katak ਕੱਤਕ 30 15 October – 13 November
Maghar ਮੱਘਰ 30 14 November – 13 December
Poh ਪੋਹ 30 14 December – 12 January
Magh ਮਾਘ 30 13 January – 11 February
Phagun ਫੱਗਣ 30/31 12 February – 13 March

Nanakshahi Calendar 2013 Important Dates

January 5th – Guru Gobind Singh’s Birthday - 23rd Poh

January 31 - Birthday of Guru Har Rai- 19th Magh

March 14 - Guru Har Rai became the seventh Guru / Nanakshahi New Year Commences - 1 Chet

March 19 - Guru Hargobind passed away - 6th Chet

March 28 - Hola Mohalla - 15th Chet

April 13th- Vaisakhi

April 14th- Birthday of Guru Nanak / Ordination of Khalsa - 1st Vaisakhi

April 16 - Guru Angad & Guru Harkrishan passed away / Guru Amardas becomes the third Guru & Guru Tegh Bahadur becomes the ninth Guru - 3rd Vaisash

April 18th- Birthday of Guru Angad Singh and Guru Tegh Bahadur- 5th Vaisakhi

May 2nd- Birthday of Guru Arjan Dev- 19th Vaisakhi

May 23rd- Birthday of Guru Amardas- 9th Jeth

June 11 - Guru Hargobind becomes the Sixth Guru - 28 Jeth

June 16th- Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev- 2nd Harh

July 5th- Birthday of Guru Hargobind- 21st Harh

July 21 -Birthday of Guru Hargobind - 6th Sawan

July 23rd – Birthday of Guru Har Krishen- 8th Sawan

September 1st - Guru Granth Sahib first installed at Golden Temple - 17 Bhadon

September 16th - Guru Amardas and Guru Ramdas passed away / Guru Ramdas becomes the fourth Guru / Guru Arjan becomes the fifth Guru - 2 Assu

September 18th - Guru Angad becomes the Second Guru - 4 Assu

September 22nd - Guru Nanak passed away - 8 Assu

October 9th- Birthday of Guru Ram Das- 25th Assu

October 20th - Guru Har Rai passed away / Guru Harkrishan becomes the Eighth Guru / Guru Gobind SIngh declared as the Guru of all times - 6 Katak

November 3rd- Diwali-

November 17th - Birthday of Guru Nanak

November 24th- Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur / Guru Gobind Singh became the tenth Guru - 11th Maghar

December 21 - Martyrs Day of Guru Gobind SIngh’s sons, Ajit SIngh and Jujhar Singh

Calendar 2013

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