Are the sub-castes within lingayatism similar to the hindu caste system like the Sharana/Ainor(priests), Shettar(merchants/vaishyas), holeya(shudra) etc ?
NOTE: What will be the accepted references for this answer?
Answer: Actually, Sikh scriptures also explicitly deny casteism "- but finally practically they do have khatri etc lots of caste and caste discrimination prevalent in them https://www.quora.com/Who-is-better-and-why-Jatt-sikhs-or-Bhapa-sikhs/answer/Kunal-Kakkar-1 .
In the same way, in the above question asks that - "although lingayats scripture says that there is no caste, is it true that on practical world lingayats are having the same rigid caste system prevalent in them too, even if their scriptures do not sanction it? " . Hence, not just the scriptures, BUT ALSO newspaper reports, govt. reports and normal article links about prevalent castes -will also constitute valid reference for the answers.