Gauḍa brahmins

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For the Southern Indians caste, see Goud.

Gauda is a group of Brahmin communities in India. The Gauda Brahmins are one of the five Pancha Gauda Brahmin communities that originally resided to the north of the Vindhyas.[1][2]

Sub-divisions[edit]

At present the chief branches of Gauḍa brahmins are:[3]

  • Aadi-Gauḍa
  • Des Wali Gauḍa (in Madhyadeś).
  • Pachade Gauḍa (western Gauḍa brahmins).
  • Sri Gauḍa (originally from Kashmir, now in Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Malwa(MP)).

Other minor branches of the Gauḍa are :

  • Parik (from Parasara).
  • Dayama/Dadheech brahmins (from Dadhica).
  • Baḍe Prabhava Wale (from Gautama).
  • Khaṇḍelwala (from Kharika).
  • Sarsvata (from Sara, distinct from the Sarasvata brahmins).
  • Sukuwal (from Sukumarga).

References[edit]

  1. ^ James G. Lochtefeld (2002). The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Hinduism: N-Z. Rosen. pp. 490–491. ISBN 9780823931804. 
  2. ^ D. Shyam Babu and Ravindra S. Khare, ed. (2011). Caste in Life: Experiencing Inequalities. Pearson Education India. p. 168. ISBN 9788131754399. 
  3. ^ "VEPACHEDU EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION". VEPACHEDU EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION. VEPACHEDU EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION. 

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