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Nanakshahi Calendar: Important dates

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Important Events Nanakshahi Date Common Era Calendar
Birth of Guru Gobind Singh, the Tenth Sikh Guru 23 Poh 5 Jan
Birth of Guru Har Rai, the seventh Sikh 19 Magh 31 Jan
Guru Har Rai becomes the seventh Guru of the Sikhs
Nanakshahi New Year commences
Hola Mohalla festival
1 Chet 14 Mar
Guru Hargobind, the sixth Sikh Guru, passes away 6 Chet 19 Mar
Birth of Guru Nanak, the first Sikh Guru and the founder of Sikhism Vaisakhi, the ordination of the Khalsa 1 Vaisakh 14 Apr
Guru Angad, the second Sikh Guru, passes away 3 Vaisakh 16 Apr
Guru Amar Das becomes the third Guru of the Sikhs 3 Vaisakh 16 Apr
Guru Harkrishan, the eighth Guru of the Sikhs, passes away 3 Vaisakh 16 Apr
Guru Tegh Bahadur becomes the Ninth Guru of the Sikhs 3 Vaisakh 16 Apr
Birth of Guru Angad, the second Sikh Guru 5 Vaisakh 18 Apr
Birth of Guru Tegh Bahadur, the ninth Sikh Guru of the Sikhs 5 Vaisakh 18 Apr
Birth of Guru Arjan, the fifth Sikh Guru 19 Vaisakh 2 May
Birth of Guru Amar Das, the third Sikh Guru 9 Jeth 23 May
Guru Hargobind becomes the sixth Guru of the Sikhs 28 Jeth 11 Jun
Guru Arjan, the fifth Guru of the Sikhs, in martyred by Chandu Shah in Lahore 2 Harh 16 Jun
Birth of Guru Hargobind, the sixth Sikh Guru 21 Harh 5 Jul
Guru Hargobind Sahib Miri-Piri Diwas 6 Sawan 21 Jul
Guru Harkrishan Sahib - birthday 8 Sawan 23 Jul
Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh scripture, is installed at the Golden Temple for the first time 17 Bhadon 1 Sep
Guru Amar Das, the third Guru of the Sikhs, passes away 2 Asu 16 Sep
Guru Ram Das becomes the fourth Guru of the Sikhs 2 Asu 16 Sep
Guru Ramdas, the fourth Guru of the Sikhs, passes away 2 Asu 16 Sep
Guru Arjan becomes the fifth Guru of the Sikhs 2 Asu 16 Sep
Guru Angad becomes the second Guru of the Sikhs 4 Asu 18 Sep
Guru Nanak, the first Guru of the Sikhs, passes away 8 Asu 22 Sep
Birth of Guru Ramdas, the fourth Guru of the Sikhs 25 Asu 9 Oct
Guru Har Rai, the seventh Guru of the Sikhs, passes away 6 Katik 20 Oct
Guru Harkrishan becomes the eighth Guru of the Sikhs 6 Katik 20 Oct
Sovereignty of the Sikh Scripture (Guru Granth Sahib) declared as the Guru for all times to come by Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth and the last Sikh Guru 6 Katik 20 Oct
Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru, passes away 7 Katik 21 Oct
Guru Gobind Singh becomes the tenth Guru of the Sikhs 11 Maghar 24 Nov
Guru Tegh Bahadur martyred in Delhi by Aurangzeb for defending the oppressed 11 Maghar 24 Nov
Ajit Singh and Jujhar Singh, the two elder sons of Guru Gobind Singh, martyred in the battle of Chamkaur 8 Poh 21 Dec
Zorawar Singh and Fateh Singh, the two younger sons of Guru Gobind Singh, executed in Sirhind 13 Poh 26 Dec

Yearly Summary


2007

November

9 Bandi Chorr Divas (Diwali) 9 Nov/2007 28 Oct/2008

11 Sikhs from Europe commemorate, Armistice Day in Ypres (Ieper), Belgian. (In 1918, on Nov 11, WW1 came to an end. Many hundreds of thousands of Sikhs died in the 2 WW's)

14 First day of the month of Maghar

24 1469 Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji* 5 Nov/2006 24 Nov/2007 13 Nov/2008

24 1675: Shaheedi Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji

Gur Gadi Guru Gobind Singh Ji

28 1705 Birthday Sahibzada Zorawar Singh Ji

October

9 Birth Guru Ram Das Ji / 25 Assu

15= 1 Katik

20 Joti Jot Guru Har Rai Ji / 6 Katik

20 Gur Gadi Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

20 Gur Gadi Guru Har Krishan Ji

21 Joti Jot Guru Gobind Singh Ji / 7 Katik

September

1 First Parkash Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji / 17 Bhadon

12 Battle of Saragarhi / 28 Bhadon

15 = 1 Assu

16 Joti Jot Guru Amar Das Ji / 2 Assu

16 Gur Gadi Guru Ram Das Ji

16 Joti Jot Guru Ram Das Ji

16 Gur Gadi Guru Arjan Dev Ji

18 Gur Gadi Guru Angad Dev Ji / 4 Assu

22 Joti Jot Guru Nanak Dev Ji / 8 Assu

August

8 = Morcha Guru Ka Bagh

16 = 1 Bhadon

30 Completion of Sri Guru Granth Sahib (Adi Granth) / 15 Bhadon

July

2 Foundation of Sri Akal Takhat / 18 Harh

5 Birth Guru Hargobind Ji / 21 Harh

16 = 1 Saawan

23 Birth Guru Har Krishan Ji / 8 Saawan

June

11 Gur Gadi Guru Hargobind Ji / 28 Jeth

15 = 1 Harh

16 Shaheedi Guru Arjan Dev Ji / 2 Harh


May

2 Birth Guru Arjan Dev 1563 / 19 Vaisakh

15 = 1 Jeth

23 Birth Guru Amar Das 1479 / 9 Jeh

April

9 Birthday Sahibzada Jujhar Singh 1691 / 27 Chet

14 Vaisakhi = 1 Vaisakh = Birth of Khalsa 1699

16 Joti Jot Guru Angad Dev Ji / 3 Vaisakh

16 Gur Gadi Guru Amar Das Ji

16 Joti Jot Guru Har Krishan Ji

16 Gur Gadi Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji

18 Birth Guru Angad Dev 1504 / 5 Vaisakh

18 Birth Guru Tegh Bahadur 1621

March

4 Hola Mohalla 2007

14 = 1 Chet Nanakshahi New Year

14 Gur Gadi Guru Har Rai Ji(??11/12) /1 Chet

19 Joti Jot Guru Hargobind Ji 6 Chet

22 Diary for 2008: Hola Mohalla/26 Mar/2005 15 Mar/2006 4 Mar/2007 22 Mar/2008


February

11 Birthday Sahibzada Ajit Singh Ji 30 Magh

12 New month Phagun

21 Saka Nankana Sahib /10 Phagun

21 Jaito Morcha


January

5 Birth Guru Gobind Singh 1666 /23 Poh

13 New month Magh

18 Birth Bhai Himmat Singh 1661

26 Birth Baba Deep Singh 1682

31 Birth Guru Har Rai 1630/19 Magh

2006

December

12 Birthday Sahibzada Fateh Singh Ji / 29 Maghar

14 = 1 Poh

21 Shaheedi Sahibzada Ajit Singh, Sahibzada Jujhar Singh , and other Shaheeds of Chamkaur Sahib / 8 Poh

26 Shaheedi Sahibzada Zorawar Singh, Sahibzada Fateh Singh, and Mata Gujri Ji / 13 Poh


November

  • November 9, Bandi Chorr Divas (Diwali) 9 Nov/2007 28 Oct/2008
  • November 11, Sikhs from Europe commemorate, Armistice Day in Ypres (Ieper), Belgian. (In 1918, on Nov 11, WW1 came to an end. Many hundreds of thousands of Sikhs died in the 2 WW's)
  • November 14 = First day of the month of Maghar
  • 'November 24, 1469 Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji* 5 Nov/2006 24 Nov/2007 13 Nov/2008
  • November 24,1675:

October

9 Birth Guru Ram Das Ji / 25 Assu

15= 1 Katik

20 Joti Jot Guru Har Rai Ji / 6 Katik

20 Gur Gadi Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

20 Gur Gadi Guru Har Krishan Ji

21 Joti Jot Guru Gobind Singh Ji / 7 Katik

September

1 First Parkash Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji / 17 Bhadon

12 Battle of Saragarhi / 28 Bhadon

15 = 1 Assu

16 Joti Jot Guru Amar Das Ji / 2 Assu

16 Gur Gadi Guru Ram Das Ji

16 Joti Jot Guru Ram Das Ji

16 Gur Gadi Guru Arjan Dev Ji

18 Gur Gadi Guru Angad Dev Ji / 4 Assu

22 Joti Jot Guru Nanak Dev Ji / 8 Assu


August

8 = Morcha Guru Ka Bagh

16 = 1 Bhadon

30 Completion of Sri Guru Granth Sahib (Adi Granth) / 15 Bhadon

July

2 Foundation of Sri Akal Takhat / 18 Harh

5 Birth Guru Hargobind Ji / 21 Harh

16 = 1 Saawan

23 Birth Guru Har Krishan Ji / 8 Saawan

June

11 Gur Gadi Guru Hargobind Ji / 28 Jeth

15 = 1 Harh

16 Shaheedi Guru Arjan Dev Ji / 2 Harh


May

2 Birth Guru Arjan Dev 1563 / 19 Vaisakh

15 = 1 Jeth

23 Birth Guru Amar Das 1479 / 9 Jeh

April

9 Birthday Sahibzada Jujhar Singh 1691 / 27 Chet

14 Vaisakhi = 1 Vaisakh = Birth of Khalsa 1699

16 Joti Jot Guru Angad Dev Ji / 3 Vaisakh

16 Gur Gadi Guru Amar Das Ji

16 Joti Jot Guru Har Krishan Ji

16 Gur Gadi Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji

18 Birth Guru Angad Dev 1504 / 5 Vaisakh

18 Birth Guru Tegh Bahadur 1621

March

14 = 1 Chet Nanakshahi New Year

14 Gur Gadi Guru Har Rai Ji(??11/12) /1 Chet

15 Hola Mohalla

19 Joti Jot Guru Hargobind Ji 6 Chet

26 Hola Mohalla* 2005 15 Mar/2006 4 Mar/2007 22 Mar/2008

February

11 Birthday Sahibzada Ajit Singh Ji 30 Magh

12 = 1 Phagun

21 Saka Nankana Sahib /10 Phagun

21 Jaito Morcha

January

5 Birth Guru Gobind Singh Ji /23 Poh

13 = 1 Magh

31 Birth Guru Har Rai Ji /19 Magh


2005

December

12 Birthday Sahibzada Fateh Singh Ji / 29 Maghar

14 = 1 Poh

21 Shaheedi Sahibzada Ajit Singh, Sahibzada Jujhar Singh , and other Shaheeds of Chamkaur Sahib / 8 Poh

26 Shaheedi Sahibzada Zorawar Singh, Sahibzada Fateh Singh, and Mata Gujri Ji / 13 Poh


November

  • November 1, 1926 Bandi Chorr Divas (Diwali)* 2005 & 21 Oct /2006 9 Nov/2007 28 Oct/2008
  • November 14 = First day of the month of Maghar
  • November 15,1469 Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji* 5 Nov/2006 24 Nov/2007 13 Nov/2008
  • November 24,1675:


October

October 1

  • 1778 The mosque that was constructed on site of Bangla Sahib Gurdwara was removed by the Sikhs under the leadership of Sardar Baghel Singh.
  • 1873 Inaugural meeting of Sri Guru Singh Sabha was held at Manji Sahib, Amritsar. -Ref. "The Sikhs in History" by Sangat Singh, 1995
  • 1961 Master Tara Singh broke his fast that started on Aug. 15, 1961 to protest against the discriminatory attitude of the government of India in not forming a Punjabi Speaking State demanded by the Sikhs. Prime Ministers offer to appoint a commission of inquiry to look into the matter, prevailed upon Master Tara Singh to break his fast. Soon thereafter, Government of India issued a notification which read: "Various charges have been made about discrimination against the Sikhs in Punjab. This has culminated in Master Tara Singh, a veteran Akali leader, taking the extreme step of fast unto death. The Government is strongly of the opinion that in a democratic set up, such an extreme step is neither called for nor justified and therefore, the fast should be terminated immediately, however, in the present context of doubt and suspicion the Government has given thought to this matter and considered it advisable in accordance with the announcement made by the Prime Minister in the Parliament to appoint a Commission. This Commission may go into the general question of discrimination, and examine any charges of differential treatment or grievances of the Sikhs. The appointment of the Commission would naturally take some time, but propose to do so as early as possible." This official notification clearly recognizes Sikhs as a district political group. -Source. "History of Sikh Struggles, Vol. 1, By Gurmit Singh, Atlantic Publishers & Distributors, 1989. Page 51

October 2

1926 The first meeting of General Members of SGPC held under guidance of Gurdwara Act of 1925, was held to elect their office bearers. It was at this meeting the name Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) was approved through a resolution and adopted unanimously. Baba Kharak Singh elected President and Master Tara Singh became Vice President.

1986 Karmjit Singh Sunam was arrested for attacking Rajiv Gandhi at Raj Ghat in presence of the full diplomatic core.


October 3

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October 4

1708 Guru Gobind Singh appointed Baba Gurbaksh Singh (Banda Bahadur) as the Jathedar of the Panth and attached to him five leading Sikhs Bawa Binod Singh, Kahan Singh, Bhagwant Singh, Koer Singh, and Baz Singh These Sikhs were to provide the corporate leadership to the Khalsa. The Guru handed him a seal, five arrows from his quiver and the Nishan sahib, flag pole. Baba Gurbaksh Singh accompanied by about 25 Sikhs left for the Punjab on this day, to punish the Subedar of Sirhind, and uproot the oppressive Mughal rule.

1708 Guru Gobind Singh stabbed by Jamshed Khan, a hired assassin. Evening of the day when Baba Gurbaksh Singh left for Punjab, Guru Gobind Singh was visited by two Pathans. One of them was commissioned by Wazir Khan, Subedar of Sirhind. to assassinate Guru Gobind Singh. Wazir Khan was afraid of the ongoing talks between the Guru and Emporer Bahadhur Shah who had ordered Wazir Kahn to pay Guru Gobind Singh a sum of Rupees 300/day. One of the Pathans, Bashal Beg kept a vigil outside the Guru's tent while Jamshed Khan, the hired assassin stabbed the Guru twice. He was killed in one stroke by the Guru himself, while the guards outside killed the other. The wound was sewn up the following day, by an English Surgeon, named Cole.

1930 Bhai Sahib Randhir Singh released from imprisonment. He was arrested on May 9, 1915 for participating in an unsuccessful attempt to attack Ferozepur Fort on November 27, 1914. "Babbar Akali Movement, A Historical Survey," by Gurcharan Singh, Aman Publications, 1993.


October 5

1708 SPIRITUAL guruship passed to Sri Guru Adi Granth while CORPORATE guruship transferred to Guru Khalsa Panth. Mata Sahib Devan was given the title of being the "MOTHER OF KHALSA”. -Ref. "The Sikhs in History," by Sangat Singh, 1995

1983 6 Hindu passengers murdered near Dhilwa. As a result the Punjab government was suspended and President's direct rule imposed over the State.


October 6

1506 Janam Utsav(Birthday), Baba Buddha Ji.born at Kathunangal, Amritsar.

1840 Davender Singh, son of Jasvant Singh became the King of Nabha.

1920 The control of Babe Ki Baer at Sialkot passed over to SGPC. This was the first Gurudwara to be liberated after Khalsa Sewak Jatha of local Sikhs, despite hurdles, started performing daily services at the Gurudwara and restarted Guru Ka Langar. C.M. King, the commissioner of Lahore Division, approved the Committee of 13 persons under Baba Kharak Singh to control and manage the Gurdwara.

1922 Babbars appealed, through their "Babbar Akali Doaba" newspaper, to Sikhs in British forces to join the Babbar ranks.

1963 Baba Khadak Singh, leading Panth luminary, passed away.


October 7

1506 Janam Utsav(Birthday), Baba Buddha Ji.born at Kathunangal, Amritsar.

1661 JYOTI JOT, Patshahi Seventh, Guru Har Rai Ji.

1661 GUR GADDI, Patshahi eighth, Guru Har Krishan Ji.

1840 Davender Singh, son of Jasvant Singh became the King of Nabha.

1920 The control of Babe Ki Baer at Sialkot passed over to SGPC. This was the first Gurudwara to be liberated after Khalsa Sewak Jatha of local Sikhs, despite hurdles, started performing daily services at the Gurudwara and restarted Guru Ka Langar. C.M. King, the commissioner of Lahore Division, approved the Committee of 13 persons under Baba Kharak Singh to control and manage the Gurdwara.

1922 Babbars appealed, through their "Babbar Akali Doaba" newspaper, to Sikhs in British forces to join the Babbar ranks.

1963 Baba Khadak Singh, leading Panth luminary, passed away.


October 8

1745 Bhai Taru Singh's scalp was removed by orders of Nawab Zakaria Khan.

1839 Maharaja Khadak Singh was dethroned by Dogras and Maharaja's chief advisor, Sardar Chaet Singh Bajwa was murdered. This event took place barely three months after the demise of Ranjit Singh and marked the beginning of a long drawn tragedy of intrigues and murders of royal princes and high officials.

1968 Master and Sant Akali Dal merged into Shiromani Akali Dal and redefined the political goals of the Sikhs in the context of present day India. Their reaffirmation of Guru Gobind Singh's litenay "Raj Karega Khalsa," published in the official organ of SGPC reads as: "The political objective of the Panth, well grounded in the commandments of Guru Gobind Singh and concretely shaped by the Sikh History, is world-famous and well known.Explaining this S. Kapur Singh, Ex. ICS who had drafted the document, said: "In this statement, a new interpretation has been given to the divinely fixed goal of the Khalsa Panth and that interpretation has been accepted by the Shiromani Akali Dal, the essence of which is that the Sikhs are sui generis, a free and sovereign people and this right is inalienable of this status of the Sikh people is possible withinthe sovereign and territorial integrity of India, India being the matrix of clan which vivifies the political aspirations of the Sikh people." Mr. Kapur Singh went on to propound that in such countries as the USSR and the USA there were many nations brought together in one free, sovereign counrty and in the Constitution of India it should be possible to reconcile teh sui generis status of the Sikhs within a seovereign, united India. It cannot be beyond the ingenuity of the political thinkers and constitutional experts to devise a framework in which this sui generis right of the Sikh people as well as the integrity of the country and the indivisibility of the nation is reconciled. -Source. "History of Sikh Struggles, Vol. 1," By Gurmit Singh, Atlantic Publishers & Distributors, 1989. Page 53-54.

October 9

1664 Sikh masses rediscovered their Ninth Guru with the help of Makhan Shah.

1839 Barely three months after Ranjit Singh's death, the conspirators forced their entry into the Lahore fort, after killing the guards and whoever chose to come their way. Dogra Dhian Singh plunged his dagger twice into the heart of Chet Singh Bajwa disregarding his pathetic appeals and that of Kharak Singh who was taken into custody and confined to his palace. That was the first step in the ascendancy of Dogra Dhian Singh who virtually emerged as the King-maker, and firmed up his grip over the Darbar.

1955 The Hindu members of the States Organization Comission, rejected the demand of Punjabi speaking state. The Third member, a non-Hindu favored it.

1960 Sikh prisoners, who refused to sign apology papers, were fired upon in Bathinda jail. 4 Sikhs were killed and several others were injured.

1992 Sukhdev Singh "Sukha" and Harjinder Singh "Jinda" were hanged until death in Puna Jail. On Aug. 10th, 1985, they gunned down General Vadiaya after his retirement from the Indian army. General Vadiya was the Chief of the Indian Army who ordered the attack on the holiest of the holy shrines at Amritsar and elsewhere in Punjab during 1984 operations.


October 10

  • 1946 Ishar Singh Mahjaiol moved a resolution, in the Indian house, for the creation of a Sikh State. The resolution was seconded by Sardar Swaran Singh.
  • 1947 The newly formed Indian Government declared Sikhs as criminals. The Governor of Punjab, Chandu Lal Trivedi, issued a circular which was sent to all district magistrates in the State. The circular reads: "Sikhs as a community are a lawless people and are a menace to the law abiding Hindus in the province. Deputy Commissioners should take special measures against them." Interesting the circular recognises Sikhs as a distinct group. -Source. "History of Sikh Struggles, Vol. 1," By Gurmit Singh, Atlantic Publishers & Distributors, 1989. Page 51.
  • 1982 A National Protest was conducted by the UK Sikhs. The procession headed by Sant Baba Puran Singh Ji started from Hyde Park and ended at 10, Downing Street where a petition signed by more than 75000 people protesting against the ruling of Lord Denning was presented to the British Prime Minster. In July 1982, British Appeal Court headed by Lord Denning gave the ruling that "Sikhs are not protected by the Race Relations Act as Sikhs are not a racial group but a distict religious community." The case concerned Park Grove, a private boy's school in Edgbaston. Mr. Mandla, a devout Sikh and a Birmingham solicitor, applied to send his son there but wanted him to wear the Sikh turban as well as the school uniform. The school declared that it had nothing against Sikhs as such but would not allow them to wear turbans or leave their hair uncut. Mr. Mandla took his son elsewhere, but Commission for Racial Equality brought an action against the school and its headmaster. Birmingham Country Court judge on Dec. 10, 1980 held that the Park Grove Private School, Bristol Road, Birmingham was not guilty of racial discrimination under the Race Relations Act 1976. The appellate court dismissed with costs the appeal against that order. Lord Denning in his judgement observed "under the Act, it is perfectly lawful to discriminate against groups of people so long as it is not on racial grounds. You can discriminate against the Moonies or Skinheads or any other person to whom you take objection, no matter whether your objection is reasonable or unreasonable." The judgemenmt caused acute resentment amongst the Sikhs who felt their comparison with Moonies and Skinheads are both insensitive and insulting. -Source. "History of Sikh Struggles, Vol. 1," By Gurmit Singh, Atlantic Publishers & Distributors, 1989. Page 69-70.

October 11

1710 Khalsa army fought a pitched battle and captured Rahon. Shamas Khan, the sub-Governor of the Jullandhar-Doab zone declared jehad against the Sikhs to check their rapid advances. As a result a pitched battle was founght. Under the cover of darkness the Sikhs retreated. Shamas Khan claimed it as a victory and left the battlefield. After his departure, the Sikhs captured Rahon.

1711 Keso Singh and six other Bhat's were buried alive, under orders of Emperor Bahadhur Shah. The other six were: Desaa Singh* (brother) Hari Singh* (brother) Narbadh Singh* (son) Tara Singh Sevaa Singh Deva Singh Keso Singh Bhatt was son of Boh-th, grandson of Keeratt, and great-grandson of Bhikkha Bhat who converted to Sikhism and his bani is present in the holy Guru Granth Sahib . They were three brothers, namely Keso Singh, Desaa Singh, and Hari Singh.

1770 The combined forces of Sikh Misls crossed the Jamuna and attacked Gangetic Doab to punish the muslim Nawabs for atrocities against their own people.

1988 Chaman Lal, the Inspector General of BSF (Border Security Force), resigned to protest the collusion of the State with Jasbir Singh Rode.


October 12

1920 So called Low Caste Sikhs were denied entry into Harimander Sahib. The newly baptised "low caste Sikhs", at the annual session of Khalsa Bradari, were taken to the Golden Temple accompanied by reformers. This was a direct challenge to the Mahants. The priets of Sri Harimander Sahib refused to accept Karah prasad from them or offer prayers for them. However, the reformers insisted on the right of every Sikh to do that. After theological discussions, Sri Guru Garnth Sahib was consulted. The Granthi amongst the objectors, read out third Guru's hymn, "Brother, He showers grace even on those who have no merit and takes from them true Guru's service. By touch of Philosopher's stone, i.e., base metal has become gold ... Our light has blended with His light, and we have become one with Him." The priets, visibly affected offered prayers and accepted prasad from the hands of the newly converted Sikhs. When the whole party went to Sri Akal Takhat, the priests there fled leaving the Guru Granth Sahib unattended. Bhai Kartar Singh Jhabbar and Teja Singh of Bhucher appointed a committee of 25 Sikhs for the management of Sri Akal Takhat. Thus the pujaris ousted themsleves. They did not return even when called by Sunder Singh Ramgarhia, the new Sarbrah. They were accused of sacrilege. The following day, the Deputy Commissioner constituted a provisional committee of nine, all reformers, including Prof. Teja Singh, Bawa Harkrishan Singh, Teja Singh Bhuchar, Kartar Singh Jhabbar and others with Sunder Singh Ramgarhia, as its head to manage the two shrines. Teja Singh Bhuchar was appointed the Jathedar of Sri Akal Takhat. There was no plan for the struggle that so miraculously developed into the Gurudwara Reform Movement.

1920 Sri Akal Takhat came under Panthic control of Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee. Bhai Teja Singh of Bhuchar made a suddden swoop on the Akal Takhat and took possesion of the shrine.

1923 Babbar Dalipa of Dhamian arrested at Mian Channun, District Montgomery.

1923 Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) and Shiromani Akali Dal were declared unlawful bodies. The government took, with serious concern, the political demand for restoration of the Maharaja of Nabha who was forcibly deposed on July 8, 1923. On this demand, the government brooked no compromise. The goverment was concious that all, other issues behind jaito agitation were religious in nature and had stirred deep feelings among the community. As such, it has permitted the Jathas to move unhindered in the British teritory and wanted to deal with them in Nabha state territory. The Jathas, once in Nabha, were told to give an undertaking that they will not indulge in political activity; i,e., ask for the restoration of Maharaja etc etc. A policy of repression was institiated. Both organizations were declared unlawful and 50 members of the SGPC were arrested and charged with conspiracy to wage war against Government. -Source "The Sikhs in History," by Sangat Singh, 1995.

1982 A Sikh procession carrying the ashes of the 34 Sikhs, killed on September 11, 1982 was fired upon by the police near the Indian Parliament House. Four Sikhs were killed including a saint, Jang Singh. The police also fired inside the Gurdwara. An Indian daily newspaper "Indian Express" published the photograph of police aiming their rifles towards the Gurdwara Rakab Ganj and in the picture, Sikhs could be seen very, very far away from the scene. -Ref. THE SIKHS' STRUGGLE FOR SOVEREIGNTY, An Historical Perspective By Dr. Harjinder Singh Dilgeer and Dr. Awatar Singh Sekhon. Edited By: A.T. Kerr Page 110-119.

1996 Sri Singh Sahib, Ranjit Singh, Jathedar Sri Akal Takhat, was released after 13 years of jail. He was accused of killing the Nirankari Chief in Delhi in 1980.


October 13

1973 Sardar Kapur Singh bestowed the honor, "National Professor of Sikhism" by Sri Akal Takhat.

1979 President of Pakistan confers certain rights on Sikhs as a distict entity, by signing a historical document on the occasion of official visit to Pakistan by an International Sikh Delegation. -Source. "History of Sikh Struggles, Vol. 1," By Gurmit Singh, Atlantic Publishers & Distributors, 1989. Page 52.


October 14

1664 Guru Tegh Bahadur took formal possession of Guru's property.

1745 Sarbat Khalsa met at Sri Akal Takhat Sahib, Amritsar. Dal Khalsa was organized and distributed into 25 Jathas.

1981 Giani Zail Singh the President of India declares the innocence of Bhindrawale.

1983 Four Sikhs martyred in fake police encounters at Khadur Sahib.


October 15

1708 Bhog ceremony for Guru Gobind Singh.

1981 Jarnail Singh Bhindranwalae released unconditionally.

Other Important Days

Chet 1 Chet / 14 March - Nanakshahi New Year Day 2 Chet / 15 March - S. Baghel Singh's conquest of Delhi 12 Chet / 25 March - Shaheedi Bhai Subeg Singh, Bhai Shahbaz Singh 27 Chet / 9 April - Birthday Sahibzada Jujhar Singh Ji

Vaisakh 1 Vaisakh / 14 April (Vaisakhi) - Birth Anniversary of Khalsa

Jeth 3 Jeth / 17 May - Chhota Ghallughara 21 Jeth / 4 June - 1984 Ghallughara (Attack on Sri Akal Takht Sahib) 23 Jeth / 6 June - Shaheedi Sant Baba Jarnail Singh Ji

Harh 11 Harh / 25 June - Shaheedi Baba Banda Singh Ji Bahadur 15 Harh / 29 June - Barsi Maharaja Ranjit Singh Ji 25 Harh / 9 July - Shaheedi Bhai Mani Singh Ji

Sawan 1 Sawan / 16 July - Shaheedi Bhai Taru Singh Ji 24 Sawan / 8 August - Morcha Guru Ka Bagh

Bhadon 15 Bhadon / 30 August 2004 - Mela Baba Bakala

Assu 17 Assu / 1 October - Foundation Day Singh Sabha 21 Assu / 5 October - Mela Beerh Baba Buddha Ji

Katik 8 Katik / 22 October 2004 - Khalsa Darbar 14 Katik / 28 October - Foundation Day Chief Khalsa Diwan 14 Katik / 28 October - Saka Panja Sahib 18 Katik / 1 November - Punjabi Suba Day

22 Katik / 5 November 1840 - At the age of thirty-eight,Maharaja Kharak Singh,son of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, died. Nau Nihal singh became a king in name as well as power,after performing the last rites at the funeral pyre of his father, as he was passing under the covered gateway, when a portion of the structure fell on him, he later expired during the night of 5-6 november. 30 Katik / 13 November - Shaheedi Baba Deep Singh Ji Shaheed

Maghar 1 Maghar / 14 November - Foundation Day SGPC 11 Maghar / 24 November - Shaheedi Bhai Mati Das Ji, and Bhai Sati Das Ji 15 Maghar / 28 November - Birthday Sahibzada Zorawar Singh Ji 19 Maghar / 2 December - Shaheedi Baba Gurbakhsh Singh Ji 29 Maghar / 12 December - Birthday Sahibzada Fateh Singh Ji 30 Maghar / 13 December - Foundation Day Shromani Akali Dal

Poh 8 Poh / 21 December - Shaheedi Sahibzada Ajit Singh, Sahibzada Jujhar Singh , and other Shaheeds of Chamkaur Sahib ---- 300th Anniversary 8 Poh / 21 December - Shaheedi Baba Jeevan Singh Ji 13 Poh / 26 December - Shaheedi Sahibzada Zorawar Singh, Sahibzada Fateh Singh, and Mata Gujri Ji's passing away ---- 300th Anniversary

Magh 1 Magh / 13 January - Mela Maghi Muktsar 1 Magh / 13 January - Foundation Day Sri Harimandar Sahib 7 Magh / 19 January - Morcha for Keys 25 Magh / 6 February - Mela Kottha Sahib 27 Magh / 8 February - Great Holocast 30 Magh / 11 February - Birthday Sahibzada Ajit Singh Ji

Phagun 10 Phagun / 21 February - Saka Nankana Sahib 10 Phagun / 21 February - Jaito Morcha

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