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guru Nanak devoted his life to attacking formal rituals, caste, and practices that didn’t make any sense.so does tat have any effect on us today

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answered 2017-03-17 03:07:59 -0500

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updated 2017-03-17 04:00:07 -0500

There is a huge difference between theory and practice. Though Guru Nanak's Sikhism teaches to abandon caste-ism, rituals, etc., etc. but in practice this is not followed. Casteism is very much prevalent in the land of the Sikhs that is in the Indian Punjab as well as in the Punjabi Sikh diaspora. Even the Gurdwaras are not spared, they too are caste based. You might have noticed, Punjabi Sikhs proudly displaying the board outside Gurdwars that says Ramgarhia Gurdwara, similarly some Gurdwaras are built and are meant for the Jat Sikhs. Punjabi Sikhs will often preach that we are One, we are Sikhs, we don't follow Casteism but indeed they are divided into Arora, Khatri, Jat, Ramgarhia, etc. irrespective of them living in Punjab or even those of the Punjabi origin living abroad.

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