Within their own tribe, they acknowledge the authority of their Raja or King, and Rani, the Queen, who are highly revered. Bazigars do not belong to any one ethnic or religious group. The majority of them are either Hindus or Muslims. In the Punjab some of them have embraced the Sikh faith, especially since the days of the Singh Sabha reform. According to the 1891 census, out of 18,137 Bazigars in the Punjab, 1,211 were Sikhs; in 1911, out of a total of 36,354, the number of Sikhs rose to 4,724. The main shrine of the Bazigars is at Saidanvala, in Firozpur district, at which they worship and where they make offerings of liquor and where many of their marriages are solemnized.
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