Anavil Brahmin

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Anavil Brahmins are a community of Brahmins found in Gujarat. The name Anavil is derived from a village in South Gujarat called Anaval.

Almost 5,000 years ago, Anavils were brought to a village called Anaval situated in south Gujarat from Ayodhya by Hanuman for doing Maha Yagna for Shri Rama who wanted to wash out the sin of killing King Ravana – a Brahmin. They were Aryans migrated from Afghanistan.


Further reading[edit]

  • Jan Breman (2007). The Poverty Regime in Village India: Half a Century of Work and Life at the Bottom of the Rural Economy in South Gujarat. Oxford University Press. 
  • Swami Sahajanand Saraswati Rachnawali (1972). Selected works of Swami Sahajanand Saraswati. Delhi: Prakashan Sansthan. 
  • Klaas W. van der Veen (1972). I Give Thee My Daughter: A Study of Marriage and Hierarchy Among the Anavil Brahmans of South Gujarat. Van Gorcum.