Sikh Desktop Calendar The Nānakshāhī calendar was issued with the hope that it would fulfill the Sikh community's need for an independent, Gurmat-based calendar. Despite minute levels of appreciation, however, the calendar failed to achieve its intended objective. Currently, the Nānakshāhī calendar lacks popularity because the majority of Sikhs find it difficult to relate to and inconvenient to use. To popularize the calendar among the masses, a software - Sikh Desktop Calendar - has been developed. The program will help its users become acquainted with the twelve months in GurbāNī terminology by automatically opening up and flashing on the screen every time the computer starts.