Sanadhya Brahmin

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Sanadya Brahmin or Sanadh Brahmin, or Sanah Brahmin or Sanidya Brahmin are a community of Brahmins, living prominently in Delhi,Western Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh area of India. They are originally from North India and migrated to central India due to Mugal attacks on Afghan - Kashmir and Himalaya. They are traditionally engaged in ashramit/hermit life, the life of austerity: sanen tapsah adhya.. They can be classified as one of the strongest schools of the Upanishads teachings. They are also followers and priest of Sun like other Panchayatan deities. Their Ashramas made a chain from the foothills of the Himalayas through Doab down to Chitrakut. Their Ashramas suffered most fearsome attacks by rulers of Non-brahmnical faiths.

Sun Temple

In the 19th and 20th national convention of Kanyakubja Brahmins by Kanyakubja Mahati Sabha, in 1926 and 1927 respectively, Kanyakubja Brahmins whose different Brahmin branches included Sanadhya, Pahadi, Jujhoutia, Saryupareen Brahmins, Chattisgadhi and different Bengali Brahmins.[1]

Vanshavali[edit]

The vamsavali is common and same for all the Brahmins kulas spread over India. However density of a few kula-s may be more for some part or the other. The main Kula-s of Sanadhya-s as per density are: Bharadwaj, Bhaaradwaj, Vashishth, Gotam, Upamannu, Parashar, Paarashar, Shandilya, Kashyap, Vats, Garg, kaundiny, Atri and Angiras. These are in decreasing order.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Saraswati, Swami Sahajanand (2003). Swami Sahajanand Saraswati Rachnawali in Six volumes (in Volume 1). Delhi: Prakashan Sansthan. pp. 519 (at p 68–69) (Volume 1). ISBN 81-7714-097-3.