Saraswat Brahmin

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Saraswat
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Primary populations in:

Languages
Rajasthani, Hindi, Punjabi, Haryanvi, Kannada, Marathi, Konkani, Kashmiri, Garhwali, Dogri, Bengali, Oriya, Kumaoni
Religion
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Christian cross.svg few Hundred Roman Catholic (converted by Portuguese in Goa & Mangalore)
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Related ethnic groups
Mohyal, Punjabi Brahmins, Kashmiri Pandit

The Saraswats are a Brahmin sub-caste of India.

History[edit]

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.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Kaw, M. K. (2008). Kashmiri Pandits: Looking to the future. APH Publishing House. p. 32. ISBN 8176482366. Retrieved 7 July 2012.