Nanakshahi Calendar 2024

Sikhism is originated in Punjab, which is now in India. Now more than 20 million people follow Sikhism worldwide, mostly staying in India. Sikhism is recognized as one of the youngest religions in the world. People uses Nanakshahi Calendar 2024, download from below.

Details Of Nanakashi Calendar 2024

Sikhs have two calendars: Nanakshahi & Khalsa. These calendars similar to Bikrami calendar. Nanakshahi year begins with a full moon. New Nanakshahi calendar was created by Pal Singh Purewal to replace Bikrami calendar. It starts from birth of first Sikh Guru, Nanak Dev, in 1469. Nanakshahi year starts on 1 Chet. New Year’s Day on 14 March in Western calendar. Each month’s start set.

This calendar’s accuracy linked to Gregorian calendar & uses tropical year, unlike Bikrami calendar. Nanakshahi Calendar named after founder of Sikh religion, Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Nanakshahi calendar a special calendar used in Sikhism. It follows twelve months of year & reflects changes in nature.

Year begins in March with month called Chet. Calendar starts from birth of Guru Nanak Dev in year 1469. Further to know more information regarding Nanakshahi Calendar, follow our article below.

Basic Information Of Nanakshahi Calendar

Calendar NameNanakshahi Calendar 2024
Wrote byPal Singh Purewal
Type of Calendar “Barah Maha” (Twelve Months)
Number of Pages12 pages

 Features Of Nanakshahi Calendar 2024

  • Uses accurate Tropical year (365 Days, 5 Hours, 48 Minutes, 45 Seconds) rather than Sidereal year.
  • Called Nanakshahi after Guru Nanak (Founder of Sikhism)
  • Year 1 Year of Guru Nanak’s Birth (1469 CE). As an example, August 13, 2023 CE  Nanakshahi 555.
  • Based on Gurbani – Month Names  taken from Guru Granth Sahib.
  • Contains 5 Months of 31 days followed by 7 Months of 30 days.
  • Leap year every 4 Years in which last month (Phagun) has an extra day.
  • Approved by Akal Takht in 2003

Nanakshahi Calendar Months Name Details 2024

NamePunjabiDaysGregorian MonthsSeason
Chetਚੇਤ3114 March – 13 AprilBasant (Spring)
Vaisakhਵੈਸਾਖ3114 April – 14 MayBasant (Spring)
Jethਜੇਠ3115 May – 14 JuneGarikham (Summer)
Harhਹਾੜ3115 June – 15 JulyGarisham (Summer)
Sawanਸਾਵਣ3116 July – 15 AugustRut Baras (Rainy season)
Bhadonਭਾਦੋਂ3016 August – 14 SeptemberRut Baras (Rainy season)
Assuਅੱਸੂ3015 September – 14 OctoberSard (Autumn)
Kattakਕੱਤਕ3015 October – 13 NovemberSard (Autumn)
Magharਮੱਘਰ3014 November – 13 DecemberSisiar (Winter)
Pohਪੋਹ3014 December – 12 JanuarySisiar (Winter)
Maghਮਾਘ3013 January – 11 FebruaryHimkar (late Winter/early Spring)
Phagganਫੱਗਣ30/3112 February – 13 MarchHimkar (late Winter/early Spring

Nanakshahi Calendar Major Festival Details 2024

Jan 13Guru Gobind Singh Birthday
Jan 17Maghi-Lohri
Mar 25Holi
Mar 27Hola-Mohalla
Apr 13Vaisakhi
Apr 18Guru Angad Dev JJBirthday
Jun 16Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev
Oct 20Birth of Guru Granth
Nov 01Diwali
Nov 15Guru Nanak Birthday
Nov 24Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur

Frequently Asked Questions About Nanakshahi Calendar 2024

When did the Nanakshahi calendar start?

Nanakshahi Calendar was adopted in 2003 and made life much easier for Sikhs as their holy days no longer move about the calendar from year to year.

What is the Nanakshahi calendar based on?

The situation of ‘two gurpurbs’ has been caused by the Sant Samaj led by Kashmira Singh & Mangal Singh who insist on celebrating Gurpurbs according to the lunar Hindu Bikrami Calendar.

What is Sikh New year called?


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