Mochi (Sikh)

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Mochi
Total population
(1,800 [1])
Regions with significant populations
 India
Languages
Eastern Punjabi
Religion
Sikhism 100% •
Related ethnic groups
• converted from Mochi (Hindu)

The Sikh Mochi are a community found mainly in the Punjab state of India, in the districts of Patiala, Ludhiana and Nabha. However, the majority of the Mochis in Punjab remain Hindu, with only a smaller minority converting Sikhism. Almost all Sikh Mochi are members of the Ravidasi sect. Most are involved in their traditional occupation of shoemaking.[2]

Although the Sikh Mochi practice endogamy and clan exogamy, there are occasional cases of intermarriage with the Chamar community. There clans are referred to as gots from the Sanskrit gotra include the Biswan, Sinh and Suman Mochi.

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  1. ^ Mochi, Sikh
  2. ^ People of India Punjab Volume XXXVII edited by I.J.S Bansal and Swaran Singh pages 353 to 357 Manohar