Sikhism does not endorse caste based distinctions in society that lead to unequal opportunities for some people. In fact, Sikhism completely rejects class or race based distinctions between humans, that leads us to make an inequitable society. Such distinctions have surfaced only due to ill interests of certain section of people, who, on the pretext of making a society more manageable through these classifications, eventually paved the way to an unequal grouping within the human race. This article is just for information purpose and to share how people from different castes came into the Sikh fold. So, please treat this article as a source of general information about this issue and kindly do not amend this article to highlight this important underlying Sikh principle. If you have any comments, please discuss them appropriately here
|Castes & Tribes|
|Significant populations in||Rajasthan India|
Sikh Rajputs are a group of Rajput princes and their descendants who converted to Sikhism under the great influence of the Sikh Gurus. These Rajput princes played an important role in the Khalsa army by militarising common Sikhs who were mostly peasants and traders into well trained soldiers. They taught their Shastravidya to the common Sikhs which was before exclusive to Rajput princes only.
Such was the affection of the Sikh Gurus that these Rajput princes sacrificed their lives in saving the Guru's Panth which awarded them high ranking positions in the Khalsa army. These Rajputs had successfully annexed the Punjab from Mughal rule and established a new Sikh rule under the rakhi system.
These Rajput Sikhs are the highest castes among Sikhs (casteism however is discouraged in Sikhism) both of whom have made a major mark in sikh history in all ages. They fought along with their other Sikh brothers most of whom were vaishyas(traders) and jat (farmers) leaving aside their extreme caste pride and abiding by Sikh Gurus' teachings against caste based discrimation .
- Rathore, Buttar, Chauhan, Chohan, Dogra, Dhariwal, Doad, Gogna, Jadaun, Janjua, Jaswal, Minhas
- Panwar, Parmar, Pundir, Rathore, Rana, Salaria, Sohal, Saroya, Sisodia, Tiwana, Tomar, Wadhan