by Harnaak Singh

There has been substantial discussion on Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s birthday date.

In this article we discuss the historical birthdate of POH Sudhi 7, 1723 Bikrami and its relationship with the Julian and Gregorian dates.

The dates we generally use today are based on the Gregorian calendar.

Then we will consider Purewal’s proposed birthdate of 5-JAN as the birthday of Guru Gobind Singh Ji. We investigate this in relation to the actual birthdate of POH Sudhi 7, 1723 Bikrami.

COMMON SENSE demands that at least the proposed date must point to the actual birthdate. Otherwise the proposed date has merely been a waste of time.

UNFORTUNATELY this is the case of the Purewal’s proposed date of 5-JAN-1667 which points to POH Sudhi 11, 1723.

Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s birthdate is POH Sudhi 7 Bikrami year 1723 (i.e. 1666 CE).

This means that GGS Ji’s birthday was the seventh day after dark moon in the period (month) POH. The period (month) POH falls between DEC and JAN.

I shall calculate how this fits into the Julian and Gregorian calendars.

Using first method
From website dark moon (massia) in this period is given for Lahore, Amritsar and Patna as follows. Figures 1, 2 and 3 show the massia for three different locations. The massia for POH is boxed in red.\

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