|Sat||14 January 2023||Sangrand|
|Mon||13 February 2023||Sangrand|
|Tue||14 March 2023||Sangrand|
|Fri||14 April 2023||Sangrand|
|Mon||15 May 2023||Sangrand|
|Thu||15 June 2023||Sangrand|
|Sun||16 July 2023||Sangrand|
|Thu||17 August 20233||Sangrand|
|Sun||17 September 2023||Sangrand|
|Tue||17 October 2023||Sangrand|
|Thu||16 November 2023||Sangrand|
|Sat||16 December 2023||Sangrand|
Sangrand 2023: Its Dates and Significance
What is Sangrand?
Derived from the Sanskrit word “sankranti,” Sangrand marks the start of a new month in the Indian solar calendar. This sacred day captures the sun’s journey as it transitions from one zodiac sign to another.
Historical Significance of Sangrand
From the earliest days, humans have looked to the skies, finding meaning in celestial objects like the sun and planets. Over centuries, these celestial wonders took on divine personifications, influencing rituals and spiritual practices.
Since Vedic times, the Sun god, Surya, has been revered, with traditions like Sankranti allowing followers to express their devotion. This day sees many immerse themselves in rituals, from fasting and holy baths to acts of charity.
The Essence of Sangrand in Sikhism
For Sikhs, the ultimate adoration is reserved for the Supreme Being, eliminating the need for any other deity. Within this philosophy, the Guru serves as the guiding Sun, illuminating the path for devotees.
Two revered figures in Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev Ji and Guru Arjan Dev Ji, gifted ‘Baramahas’ or calendar poems to their followers. These verses capture nature’s beauty across months and the yearnings of a devout heart. While Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s words paint landscapes and the devotee’s (portrayed as a bride) longing for the Divine, Guru Arjan Dev Ji’s poetry mirrors the spiritual sentiments felt each month.
List of all Sangrand dates in 2023
Sangrand Date in January
14 January 2023 – Saturday
Beginning the year with spiritual fervor, January’s Sangrand invites Sikhs to renew their commitments and set devout aspirations.
Sangrand Date in February
13 February 2023 – Monday
February’s Sangrand heralds the whispers of spring, fostering a spirit of renewal and community togetherness among Sikhs.
Sangrand Date in March
14 March 2023 – Tuesday
With March, Sangrand blossoms in the heart of spring. It’s a season of personal and spiritual flourishing for Sikhs.
Sangrand Date in April
14 April 2023 – Friday
April’s Sangrand aligns with the joyous festival of Vaisakhi. It’s a time of gratitude, joy, and rekindled devotion for Sikhs.
Sangrand Date in May
15 May 2023 – Monday
May’s Sangrand, warmed by the approaching summer, inspires acts of compassion, love, and seva (selfless service) among the Sikh community.
Sangrand Date in June
15 June 2023 – Thursday
In June, Sangrand emphasizes resilience. Sikhs contemplate inner strength and the grace of perseverance.
Sangrand Date in July
16 July 2023 – Sunday
July’s Sangrand offers Sikhs a spiritual oasis amid summer, a period of introspection and tranquility.
Sangrand Date in August
17 August 2023 – Thursday
August marks a Sangrand of purification. Sikhs seek spiritual renewal, cleansing the soul of worldly distractions.
Sangrand Date in September
17 September 2023 – Sunday
September’s Sangrand brings autumn’s equilibrium. Sikhs are reminded to harmonize daily life with spiritual pursuits.
Sangrand Date in October
17 October 2023 – Tuesday
October’s Sangrand, with leaves shedding, instills the value of staying firmly rooted in faith amidst life’s transient nature.
Sangrand Date in November
16 November 2023 – Thursday
November’s Sangrand shines as a beacon amid longer nights, guiding Sikhs towards the internal illumination of spirituality.
Sangrand Date in December
16 December 2023 – Saturday
December sees the year conclude with Sangrand, a time for Sikhs to reflect with gratitude and look to the future with spiritual hope.
Sangrand, with its deep historical and cultural roots, remains a pivotal day for many. For Sikhs, it signifies reflection, devotion, and a deeper bond with the Divine, echoing the timeless teachings of their beloved Gurus.