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'''Jathedar:''' A leader of Sikh volunteers. Also refers to the appointed leader of one of the five Sikh takhats. Current jathedar at Sri Akal Takhat Sahib is Singh Sahib Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti.
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[[Image:Iqbalsingh.jpg|thumb|right|300px|Giani Iqbal Singh Patna Sahib]]
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'''Jathedar''' means "leader" and refers to a leader of a group, a community or a nation. Among the [[Sikhism|Sikhs]], a Jathedar is an ordained leader of the clergy and leads a [[Takht]], a sacred and authoritative seat.
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[[Sikh]] [[panth]] (community) consists of five ''Jathedars'', one each from [[five Takhts]] or sacred seats. The Jathedars are appointed by [[SGPC]], an elected body of the Sikhs sometimes called "Parliament of Sikhs." The highest seat of Sikh religion is [[Akal Takht]] [[Amritsar]], the first among the five takhts.  The Jathedar of [[Akal Takht]] makes all the important decisions after consultations with the other four Jathedars of the takhts and [[SGPC]].
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==Jathedars of Akal Takht Sahib since 1920==
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*Jathedar Teja Singh Ji Bhuchar (1920-1921)
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*Jathedar Teja Singh Ji Akerpuri (1921-1923) & (1926-1930)
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*[[Udham Singh Nagoke|Jathedar Udham Singh Ji Nagoki]]  (1923-1924)
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*Jathedar Bhai Acchar Singh Ji  (1924-1925)
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*Jathedar Didar Singh Ji (about a month in 1926)
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*Jathedar Jawaher Singh Ji (very short period in 1926)
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*Jathedar [[Giani Gurmukh Singh Mussafir|Giani Gurmukh Singh JI Musaffer]]
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*Jathedar Mohan singh Ji Nagoki
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*Jathedar [[Giani Partap Singh]] Ji
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*Jathedar Bhai Sadhu Singh Ji Bhaura
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*Jathedar Gurdial Singh Ji Ajnoha
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*[[Singh Sahib Giani Kirpal Singh|Jathedar Bhai Kirpal Singh Ji]]
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*[[Professor Darshan Singh Khalsa|Jathedar Prof. Darshan Singh Ji]]
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*Jathedar Bhai Jasbir Singh Ji Rodae
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*Jathedar Bhai Gudave Singh Ji Kaunke
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*Jathedar Prof. Manjit Singh Ji
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*Jathedar Bhai Ranjit Singh Ji
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*Jathedar Giani Puran singh Ji
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*[[Jathedar Joginder Singh Vedanti]]
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*Jathedar Gurbachan Singh Ji
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*Jathedar Balwant Singh Nandgarh, Jathedar of [[Damdama Sahi]]
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* Current Jathedar: Jathedar Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara (2015 - Present)
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==External links==
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* [http://www.sgpc.net/glossary/Jathedar.asp Jathedar definition]
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[[category:Glossary of Sikh Terms]]

Latest revision as of 11:33, 10 November 2015

Giani Iqbal Singh Patna Sahib

Jathedar means "leader" and refers to a leader of a group, a community or a nation. Among the Sikhs, a Jathedar is an ordained leader of the clergy and leads a Takht, a sacred and authoritative seat.

Sikh panth (community) consists of five Jathedars, one each from five Takhts or sacred seats. The Jathedars are appointed by SGPC, an elected body of the Sikhs sometimes called "Parliament of Sikhs." The highest seat of Sikh religion is Akal Takht Amritsar, the first among the five takhts. The Jathedar of Akal Takht makes all the important decisions after consultations with the other four Jathedars of the takhts and SGPC.

Jathedars of Akal Takht Sahib since 1920

External links