New Year Nanakshahi (Year 548) ‑ Sikh
|Event Name||New Year Nanakshahi (Year 548) - Sikh|
|Start Date||14th Mar 2017 12:00am|
The Nanakshahi calendar is a tropical solar calendar that was adopted by the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee to determine the dates for important Sikh events.The calendar was implemented during the SGPC presidentcy of eminent Sikh scholar Prof. Kirpal Singh Badungar at Takhat Sri Damdama Sahib in the presence of Sikh leadership. It was designed by Pal Singh Purewal to replace the Saka calendar and has been in use since 1998. The epoch of this calendar is the birth of the first Sikh Guru, Nanak Dev in 1469. New Year's Day falls annually on what is March 14 in the Gregorian Western calendar.