|2 million (estimated)|
|Regions with significant populations|
|Uttar Pradesh •Madhya Pradesh • West Bengal
Jharkhand • Maharashtra • Delhi
Fiji • Mauritius • Suriname
|Related ethnic groups|
Saryupareen Brahmins (Hindi: सरयू पारीण ब्राह्मण), also known as Sarvarya Brahmins or Saryupariya Brahmins, are North Indian Brahmins residing on the eastern plain of the Sarayu near Ayodhya. Saryupareen families such as the Tripathi, Tiwari, Mishra, Shukla, and Dikshit were involved solely in the research and analysis of Vedas and other religious texts, performing yajnas and other religious practices. These families did not perform 'pujas for benefactors and did not take dakshinas or donations against such prayers. Hence they were considered to be solely devoted to the quest of learning about the Vedas and spreading knowledge rather than benefiting in any way through benefactors. Along with the other Pancha-Gauda Brahmin communities, the Saryupareen traditionally preserve the customs and traditions as prescribed by ancient Hindu canons. In the 19th (held at Prayag) and 20th (held at Lucknow) national convention of Kanyakubja Brahmins by Kanyakubja Mahati Sabha, in 1926 and 1927 respectively, it appealed for unity among Kanyakubja Brahmins whose different branches included Sanadhya, Pahadi, Jujhoutia, Saryupareen, Chattisgarhi and different Bengali Brahmins.
The Saryupareen generally dwell in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh with a significant amount of them concentrated in the eastern region of Uttar Pradesh known as Purvanchal. There are also minority Saryupareen communities in Mauritius, where Bhojpuri is a commonly spoken language and the Caribbean.
Saryupari Sanadhyashcha Jijhoutayah
Prakritashcha Iti Panchabhedastasya Prakartitah
Families & classification 
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These Brahmins are divided into 26 categories
Sandilya ,Gautama ,Vashista, Parashara,Kaundinya,Garga, Udbahu, Upamanyu, Maunas, Kanva, Vartantu, Bhrigu, Agastya, Kaumasya,Galava, Kasyapa, Kaushika, Bhargava, Savarnaya, Atri, Katyayana, Angiras, Vatsa, Sankritya Jamadagni, Punah. Other than above gotras 1. Krishanatraya, 2. Ghritakausika, 3. Margeya are called mishrit (combined) gotra. However, 261 gotras are mentioned in some source.
Migration and Profession 
Over the years, members of this community have migrated from the region of current Uttar Pradesh towards other parts of India like Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Assam, West Bengal, Gujarat, Maharashtra, and even overseas like USA, Surinam, Fiji, Guyana, Mauritius, Trinidad etc.. British law prevented Brahmins to migrate to the various British colonies in the caribbean and others, but Brahmins found their way there and propagated Hinduism within the communities of Hindus who were often harassed to convert to Christianity. These Brahmins eliminated the detailed caste system over seas and reformed it into a trio: Brahmin, Kshatriya and Vaishya. The outcastes who migrated were then incorporated into the Vaishya sect.
The community has influenced in professions related to civil services, medical, technology,defense and academic fields.
Notable personalities 
Education and research 
- Prem Chand Pandey - an Indian scientist and academic in the fields of Satellite Oceanography, Remote Sensing, Atmospheric Science, Antarctic and Climate Change.
- Sivakant Tiwari, a senior legal officer of the Singapore Legal Service, known for his key role in the territorial dispute with Malaysia over Pedra Branca before the International Court of Justice in 2007.
- Ashutosh Tewari, an American urologist, oncologist, and clinical researcher at Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, New York City.
- Mandana Mishra - Ancient philosopher
- Pankaj Mishra - intellectual, philosopher and author
- Sharada Dwivedi - Mumbai-based historian and researcher
- Pramod Tiwari-designer`
- Chunky Pandey - Bollywood actor
- Shweta Tiwari - Big Boss-4 Winner, Bollywood actress
- Vinay Shukla - Indian film director
- Jhanak Shukla - Indian actress
- Shilpa Shukla- Indian actress
- Saurabh Shukla - Indian actor
- Mukesh Tiwari - Bollywood and Tamil, Telugu actor
- Dharmesh Tiwari, Indian film director
- Laxmi Ganesh Tewari, Indian vocalist
- Akhilendra Mishra - Indian film and television character actor.
- Birju Maharaj - Most famous Kathak dancer
- Piyush Mishra - Indian film actor, music director, lyricist, and writer
- Rajan and Sajan Mishra - Contemporary North Indian Musician
- Sanjay Mishra - World famous American guitarist and composer.
- Sanjay Mishra - actor, comedian
- Sudhir Mishra - Indian film director and screenwriter
- Smriti Mishra - Indian film actress famous for her roles in parallel cinema
- Mike Pandey - Noted wildlife film maker
- Chandraprakash Dwivedi - Indian film director and script writer
- Nikhil Dwivedi - Bollywood actor
- Rati Pandey - Indian TV Actress
Freedom struggle 
- Mangal Pandey - Great Freedom Fighter of Mutiny of 1857 (Meerut) from Ballia (U.P.)
- Chandrashekhar Azad (Chandrashekhar Sitaram Tiwari) - Freedom Fighter
- Chittu Pandey - Great Freedom Fighter of Ballia up
Literature and Art 
- Tulsidas- Tulsidas Dubey - writer of Ramcharitmanas
- Hazari Prasad Dwivedi- Writer, poet
- Ramchandra Shukla - The first codifier of the history of Hindi literature in a scientific system by efforting great research with scanty resources.
- Ram Chandra Shukla - Indian painter
- Nilkanth Tiwari, an Indian poet
- Acharya Shukla, Indian literary figure
- Pankaj Mishra, an Indian essayist and novelist
- Makhanlal Chaturvedi - Poet
- Sudama Panday 'Dhoomil' - a renowned Hindi poet.
- Bhawani Prasad Mishra - a Hindi poet and author.
- Geet Chaturvedi - a well-known Hindi poet, short story author and journalist.
- Shail Chaturvedi - a Hindi poet, humorist, lyricist and actor
- Shrilal Shukla - is a Hindi writer,notable for his satire
- Vidya Niwas Mishra - a scholar, a noted Hindi-Sanskrit littérateur, and a journalist
- Mahavir Prasad Dwivedi - a noted Indian Hindi writer
- Laxmi Narayan Mishra - a popular play writer of HINDI
- Kalanath Mishra - a Hindi author
- Bal Govind Dwivedi - a prolific Hindi poet
- Ram Chandra Dwivedi - aka Kavi Pradeep, renowned poet and songwriter
- Rewa Prasad Dwivedi - Sanskrit scholar and poet
- Kailashpati Mishra- Quit India Movement nationalist and senior politician of Bharatiya Janata Party
- Shyam Nandan Prasad Mishra– Indian National Congress politician, eminent Parliamentarian and Central Minister.
- Kamalapati Tripathi - former Minister
- Dwarika Prasad Mishra Former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh.
- Brajesh Mishra-former national security advisor of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee,son of Dwarika Prasad Mishra
- Narayan Dutt Tiwari- Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh three times during the 1970s and 1980s and was Chief Minister of Uttarkhand from 2002 to 2007.
- Keshari Nath Tripathi - a former speaker of Uttar Pradesh legislative assembly and president of Uttar Pradesh state unit of Bharatiya Janata Party.
- Manish Tewari - a current Member of Parliament from Ludhiana. He is the official spokesperson of the All India Congress Committee.
- Hari Shankar Tiwari - Former Minister and Politician of Uttar Pradesh.
- Sriniwas Tiwari - former Speaker and minister of Madhya Pradesh.
- Ramapati Ram Tripathi - A former president of Bharatiya Janata Party Uttar Pradesh state unit in India . He is a member of Uttar Pradesh legislative Council
- Sanjay Pathak - Congress MLA and Mining King of Madhya Pradesh.
- Ravindranath Tewari
- Rajeev Shukla - Ex-secretary of the All India Congress Committee,MP.
- Sriniwas Tiwari, an Indian politician who was a former Madhya Pradesh Speaker and Minister
- Ghanshyam Tiwari, an Indian politician who is an education minister in the Government of Rajasthan
- Brij Bhushan Tiwari, an Indian politician from the Samajwadi Party
- Ravindranath Tewari, an Indian politician and former Cabinet minister of Uttar Pradesh
- Chaturanan Mishra - former Indian Agriculture Minister
- Kalraj Mishra (Bhumihar Brahmin) - Senior BJP Leader Uttar Pradesh
- Satish Chandra Mishra - BSP Leader,Closest political Adviser of Mayawati, Uttar Pradesh, India
- Ravi Shankar Shukla - Premier of CP & Berar & First Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh
- Shyama Charan Shukla - Technocrat Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, A Great Irrigation Visionary and Aviation Flyer
- Vidya Charan Shukla, Big Game Hunter of Global Repute, Indian Cabinet Minister in various portfolios, agriculturist
- Amarmani Tripathi - well known politician, UP.
- Janardan Dwivedi - senior politician of Indian National Congress party
Religion, Sanskrit and spirituality 
Social services 
- Ashwant Dwivedi - Canadian businessman and former diplomat
Defence and intelligence 
Administration, law and justice 
- Justice Gyan Sudha Mishra - Currently only Women Justice in Supreme Court of India
- Justice Ranganath Misra - former Chief Justice of India, Famous for Mishra Commission
- Roopa Mishra - First Oriya Lady to top IAS
Sports and adventures 
- Rajeev Shukla
- Saurabh Tiwary
- Manoj Tiwary
- Amit Mishra
- Laxmi Ratan Shukla
- Tanmay Mishra
- Manish Pandey
- Mike Pandey
- Gyanendra Pandey
- Ishant Sharma Gaur Brahmin
- Jayanti Prasad Tiwari
- Saroj Pandey
- Pratima Barua Pandey
- Laxminarayan Pandey
- Kamla Kant Pandey
- Pt. Tarkeshwar Pandey
- Sarjoo Pandey
- Nirmal Pandey
- Sudhanshu Pandey
- Rati Pandey
- Satyendra Dubey
See also 
- Rai (Indian)
- 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.
- Saraswati, Swami Sahajanand (2003). Swami Sahajanand Saraswati Rachnawali in Six volumes (in Volume 1 at p. 518, Parishist by Acharya Tarineesh Jha, 515-519). Prakashan Sansthan. ISBN 81-7714-097-3.
- Vansavali compiled by Ahitagni Shri Yamuna Prasad Ram Tripathi Chaturmasyaji