Ganak

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Ganak is one of the branches of brahmin caste dwelling in certain areas of India, such as Assam and Odisha, for astrologers. Belonging to the Brahmin Varna of Hindu Caste-fold, the Ganaks were originally astrologers by occupation. Since their profession was foretelling and writing almanac they were termed as "Ganaks" [from "Ganana" {counting} stars, Planets].Unlike the chandra Vipra category of Assamese Brahmins, the "Ganaks" are synonymously associated with Surya Vipra, Daivajna, Acharya, and Graha Vipra.[1]

They are the descendants of Sakaldwipiya Brahmins, according to historical evidences.[2]

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