Pal Singh Purewal* SummaryShromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee has decided to implement the new Reformed Nanakshahi Calendar from 1999 CE. The changes were recommended by the Calendar Reform Committee under the aegis of the Institute of Sikh Studies, Chandigarh. In this article these changes and why they were necessary are discussed.Continue Reading

How many seasons are there in Gurbani? There are six seasons per Gurbani: Basant, Grikham, Baras, Sard, Sisiar, Himkar. ਗੁਰਬਾਣੀ ਡੇ ੬ ਰੁੱਤਾਂ: ਬਸੰਤ, ਗ੍ਰੀਖਮ, ਬਰਸੁ, ਸਰਦ, ਸਿਸੀਅਰ, ਹਿਮਕਰ| 1. What is the difference between Monsoon season and Rainy season?Monsoon is specific to Indian subcontinent. Rainy Rainy season could beContinue Reading

Do you know your date of birth? I know mine. I celebrate my birthday on that date, every year. Can you imagine have a birthday on a different date each year? For all practical purposes, my friends and family wouldn’t know when to wish me or throw me that surprise milestone birthday party. No one would know my age. My kids and grandkids, and g.g. kids (you get the picture) wouldn’t really know if my account of the Coronavirus-19 pandemic is real or a myth. Was I really there? Did I really survive it? What were the lessons learned? How did these impact future generations? No one would know…Continue Reading