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"In the month of Poh, the cold does not touch those, whom the Husband Lord hugs close in His Embrace"(p135)
(photo:Prabhu Singh)

Poh ( ਪੋਹ ) is the tenth month in the Nanakshahi calendar. This is a calendar system which governs the activities within Sikhi. This month coincides with December - January of the Western/Georgian/Julian Calendar and is 30 days long. The month starts on December 14 and the season during this month is cold in Punjab where Sikhi took birth. Many tourists from western countries visit north India during Poh as this coincides with the Christmas holidays when people in the west get holidays from schools & time off from their work.

Important Events during this month:

December :


SGGS: This Month

This is what the Guru Granth Sahib says about this month:

ਪੋਖਿ ਤ੝ਖਾਰ੝ ਨ ਵਿਆਪਈ ਕੰਠਿ ਮਿਲਿਆ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਹ੝ ॥ ਮਨ੝ ਬੇਧਿਆ ਚਰਨਾਰਬਿੰਦ ਦਰਸਨਿ ਲਗੜਾ ਸਾਹ੝ ॥ ਓਟ ਗੋਵਿੰਦ ਗੋਪਾਲ ਰਾਇ ਸੇਵਾ ਸ੝ਆਮੀ ਲਾਹ੝ ॥ ਬਿਖਿਆ ਪੋਹਿ ਨ ਸਕਈ ਮਿਲਿ ਸਾਧੂ ਗ੝ਣ ਗਾਹ੝ ॥ ਜਹ ਤੇ ਉਪਜੀ ਤਹ ਮਿਲੀ ਸਚੀ ਪ੝ਰੀਤਿ ਸਮਾਹ੝ ॥ ਕਰ੝ ਗਹਿ ਲੀਨੀ ਪਾਰਬ੝ਰਹਮਿ ਬਹ੝ੜਿ ਨ ਵਿਛ੝ੜੀਆਹ੝ ॥ ਬਾਰਿ ਜਾਉ ਲਖ ਬੇਰੀਆ ਹਰਿ ਸਜਣ੝ ਅਗਮ ਅਗਾਹ੝ ॥ ਸਰਮ ਪਈ ਨਾਰਾਇਣੈ ਨਾਨਕ ਦਰਿ ਪਈਆਹ੝ ॥ ਪੋਖ੝ ਸ੝ੋਹੰਦਾ ਸਰਬ ਸ੝ਖ ਜਿਸ੝ ਬਖਸੇ ਵੇਪਰਵਾਹ੝ ॥11॥

pokh thukhaar n viaapee ka(n)t(h) miliaa har naahu ॥ man baedhhiaa charanaarabi(n)dh dharasan lagarraa saahu ॥ outt govi(n)dh gopaal raae saevaa suaamee laahu ॥ bikhiaa pohi n sakee mil saadhhoo gun gaahu ॥ jeh thae oupajee theh milee sachee preeth samaahu ॥ kar gehi leenee paarabreham bahurr n vishhurreeaahu ॥ baar jaao lakh baereeaa har sajan agam agaahu ॥ saram pee naaraaeinai naanak dhar peeaahu ॥ pokh suoha(n)dhaa sarab sukh jis bakhasae vaeparavaahu ॥11॥

In the month of Poh, the cold does not touch those, whom the Husband Lord hugs close in His Embrace. Their minds are transfixed by His Lotus Feet. They are attached to the Blessed Vision of the Lord's Darshan. Seek the Protection of the Lord of the Universe; His service is truly profitable. Corruption shall not touch you, when you join the Holy Saints and sing the Lord's Praises. From where it originated, there the soul is blended again. It is absorbed in the Love of the True Lord. When the Supreme Lord God grasps someone's hand, he shall never again suffer separation from Him. I am a sacrifice, 100,000 times, to the Lord, my Friend, the Unapproachable and Unfathomable. Please preserve my honor, Lord; Nanak begs at Your Door. Poh is beautiful, and all comforts come to that one, whom the Carefree Lord has forgiven. ((11))

-SGGS page 135

(SGGS page 135)


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3 4 5: Birth Guru Gobind Singh (1666) 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13: New month Magh; *Foundation stone of Harimandir Sahib laid 14 15 16
17 18:Birth Bhai Himmat Singh (1661),Panj Pyare 19:Birth Bibi Bhani (1535) 20 21 22 23
24 25 26: Birth Baba Deep Singh (1682) 27 28 29 30
31:Birth Guru Har Rai (1630)

January 2021 / 552
*Foundation stone of Harimandir Sahib laid by Hazrat Mian Mir on 13 January 1588

These are the Twelve Months of the Nanakshahi Calendar
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Chet Vaisakh Jeth Harh Sawan Bhadon Assu Katak Maghar Poh Magh Phagun