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Sikh Calender

  

 

Sikh Month

 

Common Era Date for Beginning of                              Month                                                           

Chet

March 14

Vaisakh

April 14

Jeth

May 15

Harh

June 15

Sawan

July 16

Bhadon

August 16

Asu

September 15

Kartik

October 15

Maghar

November 14

Poh

December 14

Magh

January 13

Phagan

February 12


 

The years of the Nanakshahi Sikh calendar start with the birth of Guru Nanak in 1469, 2008 is considered Nanakshahi 540. The calendar is based on the length of the tropical solar year, instead of the lunar cycle, meaning that dates will not fluctuate from year to year as they did previously under the old lunar based calendar. 

 

Some terms used in the Sikh calendar include Parkash which means birth, Gurgadi which means ascension to Guruship and Jotijot which means death.