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[[Image:Iqbalsingh.jpg|thumb|right|300px|Giani Iqbal Singh Patna Sahib]]
 
[[Image:Iqbalsingh.jpg|thumb|right|300px|Giani Iqbal Singh Patna Sahib]]
  
'''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 (Sikhism)|Takht]], a sacred and authoritative seat.
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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.
  
[[Sikh]] clergy consists of five ''Jathedars'', one each from five [[Takht (Sikhism)|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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[[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==  
 
==Jathedars of Akal Takht Sahib since 1920==  
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*Jathedar Bhai Sadhu Singh Ji Bhaura
 
*Jathedar Bhai Sadhu Singh Ji Bhaura
 
*Jathedar Gurdial Singh Ji Ajnoha
 
*Jathedar Gurdial Singh Ji Ajnoha
*[[SINGH SAHIB GIANI KIRPAL SINGH|Jathedar Bhai Kirpal Singh Ji]]
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*[[Singh Sahib Giani Kirpal Singh|Jathedar Bhai Kirpal Singh Ji]]
 
*[[Professor Darshan Singh Khalsa|Jathedar Prof. Darshan Singh Ji]]
 
*[[Professor Darshan Singh Khalsa|Jathedar Prof. Darshan Singh Ji]]
 
*Jathedar Bhai Jasbir Singh Ji Rodae
 
*Jathedar Bhai Jasbir Singh Ji Rodae

Revision as of 16:07, 29 July 2010

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

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