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Categories of Khatris (Warrior Caste)


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In the katha below, Gyani Inderjeet Singh jee Raqbewale explains the four categories of Khatris. The tyrant Chandu belonged to the highest (so-called) class of Khatris and that is why he insulted Sri Satguru jee (Fifth Master) and Gurughar. This was the chief reason that Maharaaj had rejected the wedding proposal of Chandu.

Please start listening at 08:50 min:

http://www.gurmatveechar.com/audios/Katha/02_Present_Day_Katha/Sant_Giani_Inderjeet_Singh_(Raqbe_wale)/Sri_Gurpartap_Sooraj_Parkash_Katha/05_Sri_Guru_Arjan_Dev_Ji/Giani.Inderjeet.Singh.(Raqbe.wale)--Sooraj.Parkash.Katha.-.Ras.04.Adhyai.03.-.Sagaee.Di.Tiyaree.Delhi.Di.Sangat.-.1995-03-05.mp3

 

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14 hours ago, paapiman said:

Rajputs are a mixed race, but they do have Kshatriya blood in them. Like some Jatt clans have Rajput blood in them.

Gurparsaad, will provide details soon.

 

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Yes, I've come across this info before as well. Also that Jatts, Rajputs and Khatris  have  the same origins. 

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On 1/25/2018 at 7:27 AM, amardeep said:

How much of the Khasatriya marayada and culture was adapted by the Khalsa?

I can think of

  • Jhatka
  • Singh
  • wearing royal dastaars
  • Shastar Puja

The Khalsa “adapted” Khshatriya Maryada because the Khalsa is a Panth of Khshatriyas. 

The Dharam has always been around. History and time had shrouded it until Guru Sahib Ji was Pargat.

if you look into indian history. Ancient Khshatriyas even adorned uncut Kes: long uncut hair, mustaches and beards. This tradition was so strong that protecting one’s Joora in battle was a must. Warriors of opposing tribes and kingdoms would actively attempt to cut each other’s topknots off as it was a sign humiliation and dishonor for the victim. Shaving the mustache and beard was also similarly dishonorable. 

The Dharam has always been around. It’s just indians and other peoples that have gradually forgotten their roots. 

The Sikh Panth is only a revival of this true Dharam. 

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On 1/25/2018 at 10:27 AM, amardeep said:

How much of the Khasatriya marayada and culture was adapted by the Khalsa?

I can think of

  • Jhatka
  • wearing royal dastaars
  • Shastar Puja

I guess, we can add the following

  • ਜੌਹਰ*
  • ਸਾਕਾ^

* - "There is a tradition of ‘ਜੌਹਰ’ where Rajput and Khshatriya women would pull out their sword and slaughter the old and young before setting themselves on fire (though drowning, slitting their own throat and other methods were also employed) to avoid rape, enslavement, and humilitation at the hands of the enemy. The Punjabi and Hindi phrase ਜੌਹਰ ਵਿਖਾਉਣਾ (literally translating to ‘ to show Jauhar’) comes from this. It’s a proud Khatriya tradition." (Kuttabanda2)

^ - Men marching to battlefield to embrace certain death after Jauhar

 

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Daas should have mentioned this in the opening post. Apologize for the mistake.

Caution - Sikhism prohibits pride associated with caste, sub-caste, race, tribe, etc. The information presented in this topic should be used for educational purposes.

 

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