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{{infobox caste
 
|caste_name = Nai
 
|classification = Beauty Saloon Leaders, Make Up Artist/Mehndi Artist, Cosmetics
 
|subdivisions =
 
|populated_states = [[India]], [[UK]], Europe
 
|languages = [[Punjabi]], [[Hindi]] other Eurpoean languages
 
|religions = [[Sikhism]], [[Hinduism]], [[Islam]]}}
 
  
Sikh Nai - (Backward Caste)
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The Nai is a Hindu and Sikh caste or clan originating in India. The members were traditionally occupied as barbers, although many have adopted the name Sharma that was historically the preserve of Brahmins.
  
The Nais are a Northern Indian ethnic tribe that inhabits the Punjab
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In the state of Gujarat the Nais are referred by the name Valand. The Valand have several territorial divisions, such as the Soratia, Halai, Gohil, and Jalawadi. They are further divided into clans, called ataks, the main ones being the Vaghela, Parmar and Hanani. The Valand are endogamous and practice clan exogamy. They speak Gujarati and concentrated in the urban areas. The community is involved in the different trades, with many rural Valand have given up agriculture. Some are practitioners of Ayurvedic medicine
 
 
In Old Era & Modern Era Period in Punjab Sikh Nai Professions were Hairdressers, Make Up Artist, Mehndi Artist, Cosmetics
 
 
 
[[File:Nai Citizens.jpg|thumb|280px|right|(Nai Citizens)]]
 
 
 
[[File:Hair Dresserss.jpg|thumb|150px|right|Hairdresser (Nai)]]
 
 
 
== Etymology and Historical of Sikh Nais ==
 
* Beauty Saloon Expert Leaders
 
In olden times Sikh Nais were professional bollywood hairdressers, babbers and hair health care, Also expert hair leaders to run beauty saloons in india, professional beauty saloon found in different region of india.
 
 
 
* Make Up Artist
 
In olden times Sikh Nais were professional bollywood make up artist, Also artist applying makeup and prosthetics for theatrical, television, film, fashion and other productions including all aspects of the modeling industry in india.
 
 
 
* Mehndi Artist
 
In olden times Sikh Nais were professional mehndi artist used for weddings, bollywood actors and fashion producers in india,
 
 
 
* Cosmetics
 
In olden times Sikh Nais were professional cosmetics for care substances used to enhance the appearance of the human body in india, Also Cosmetics include skin care creams, lotions, powders, perfumes, lipsticks, fingernail and toe nail polish in india
 
 
 
(Note) Sikh Nai featured Beauty Saloon all in one centre includes Hairdressers, Babbers, Make Up Artist, Mehndi Artist and Cosmetics
 
 
 
== Nai Classified with other Castes ==
 
 
 
Nai similar to Ravidasi, Saini and Labana only can socialize and make friends each other with three castes (Ravidasi & Saini & Labana) to stay close. Saini similarity same as Ravidasi & Saini & Labana, in Punjabi (Ekh Huu Dee) Ravidasi, Nai, Saini and Labana - Four Mid Castes in Sikhism
 
 
 
== Nai Surname / Gotra ==
 
Balasi,
 
Chavda,
 
Jasdhol,
 
Jasthaul,
 
Jettipalli,
 
Jhinvar,
 
Kairon,
 
Kosuri,
 
Lakhanpal,
 
Gurijala,
 
Maisuria,
 
Nai,
 
Nhavi,
 
Parihar,
 
Paletipati,
 
Panju,
 
Pillai,
 
Phulkian,
 
Rupra,
 
Samania,
 
Sarathe,
 
Selopal,
 
Sharma,
 
Sen,
 
Talluri,
 
Verma,
 
  
 
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{{Castes, Tribes & Other Social Groups}}

Latest revision as of 22:30, 4 December 2015

For Information only
ਜਾਣਹੁ ਜੋਤਿ ਨ ਪੂਛਹੁ ਜਾਤੀ ਆਗੈ ਜਾਤਿ ਨ ਹੇ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ (ਪੰਨਾ 349, ਸਤਰ 13, Nanak)

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

The Nai is a Hindu and Sikh caste or clan originating in India. The members were traditionally occupied as barbers, although many have adopted the name Sharma that was historically the preserve of Brahmins.

In the state of Gujarat the Nais are referred by the name Valand. The Valand have several territorial divisions, such as the Soratia, Halai, Gohil, and Jalawadi. They are further divided into clans, called ataks, the main ones being the Vaghela, Parmar and Hanani. The Valand are endogamous and practice clan exogamy. They speak Gujarati and concentrated in the urban areas. The community is involved in the different trades, with many rural Valand have given up agriculture. Some are practitioners of Ayurvedic medicine

Social Groups

Rajput ♣♣ Khatri ♣♣ Lohar ♣♣ Kumhar ♣♣ Nai ♣♣ Chamar ♣♣ Arora ♣♣ Bhatra ♣♣ Agrawal ♣♣ Bania ♣♣ Sindhi ♣♣ Saini ♣♣ Julaha