|Regions with significant populations|
Primary populations in:
|Rajasthani, Hindi, Punjabi, Haryanvi, Kannada, Marathi, Konkani, Kashmiri, Garhwali, Dogri, Bengali, Oriya, Kumaoni|
few Hundred Roman Catholic (converted by Portuguese in Goa & Mangalore)
Main article: Goan Catholics & Mangalorean Catholics
|Related ethnic groups|
|Mohyal, Punjabi Brahmins, Kashmiri Pandit|
The Saraswats are a Brahmin sub-caste of India.
The Saraswat Brahmins trace their origin to the Indus-Saraswati civilization during 4000-2000 BCE. They considered themselves to be descendants of Saraswat Muni, a Brahmin sage who lived on the banks of the Saraswati.