Who are the Sodhi’s
SODHl, a subdivision of Sarin group of, Khatris (a clan of Punjab, India). Most Sodhi’s practice the SIKH faith. Sodhi’s are considered to be landlords and can be found all over North India mainly in Punjab.
Sikhism (/ˈsɪkɨzəm/; Sikkhī, Punjabi pronunciation: [ˈsɪkːʰiː]), or Sikhi (from Sikh, meaning a disciple, or a learner), is a monotheistic religion that originated in South Asia during the 15th century. The fundamental beliefs of Sikhism include faith in one Creator God, unity and equality of all humankind, engaging in selfless service, striving for social justice, and honest conduct and livelihood while living a householder life. With over 25 million adherents worldwide, Sikhism is an Indian religion spread out around the world.
Sodhi’s feel exceptionally honored among the SIKHS because seven of the ten SIKH Gurus, from GURU Rain Das on-wards, were from among them.
Guru Ram Das` descendants are reverently called Sodhi Sahibzade. Guru Gobind SINGH ended the continuation of personal guruship, but the members of the clan continued to enjoy popular esteem.
Several legends are current about the origin of the Sodhis. The most acceptable among the Sikhs is the one popularized by Guru Gobind Singh`s long composition, Bachitra Natak, lit. the wondrous play. According to it, Sodhis are linear descendants of Lava, one of the twin sons of Sri Rama Chandra, while the equally respected Bedi clan, to which belonged Guru NANAK, the founder of SIKHISM, of the other twin Kusa.
In the remote past, narrates the Bachitra Natak, there was fierce fight betwen the descendants of Lava and Kusa. The latter, badly defeated, migrated en bloc and found asylum in Kasi, where they studied the four Vedas and became well known as Vedis or Bedis. Later, the descendants of Lava also migrated to Sanaudh, a country which stretched from Mathura Bharatpur in the east to Amarkot in the west. The chief of the family married the only daughter of the king of Sanaudh.
Their son, known as Sodhi, and his progeny called the Sodhis ruled over the Sanaudh country for a long time. Generations later, the Sodhis came to know that the renowned Bedi scholars of Kasi were their collateral’s. They invited them to Sanaudh and honored them publicly. The learned Bedis recited the Vedas and explained to the Sodhis the mystical meanings of the holy mantras. The Sodhis were so affected by the newly acquired spiritual knowledge that they lost charm for worldly possessions and decided to retire to forests to practice austerities. They handed over the kingdom to the Bedis saying, “We shall take back the kingdom from you later.” This is the reason, so goes the legend, that the true kingdom (sachchi patshahi) of the Bedi Guru Nanak devolved upon the Sodhi Guru Ram Das and his successors.