I beg to differ...
If the family is so attached to Guru Nanak's message and Gurbani, why didn't they accept Sikhism?
I feel they tend to think about it as a family occupation, not devotion.
So, is the Mardana family exempted from following the Rehat?Can also...i also wonder just HOW MANY of our own RAGIS are really attached to or accept "Sikhism" ? 99.9% are in it for the MONEY...( sure I know they LOOK like Sikhs..maybe even more Sikh than me..with their 11 Inch Kirpans compared to mine thats 6 inch only..??) BUT imho "accepting" Sikhism is more than just the outer roop...we have to FOLLOW what the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji says too..
I think we sikhs should pose this.."occupation or devotion" question to each Ragi jatha/Kathawachak etc that comes preaching...???? I have yet to see a ragi or kathawachak that doesnt accept MONEY/BHETA...so end game..its for OCCUPATION too...simialr to pathis ardassihs etc all in it for the money..less devotion.. sad