Jaiswal Brahmin

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Jaiswal Brahmin are a South Asian community who form part of the Pancha-Gauda division and are branch of Kanyakubja Brahmins. They are mainly Chandravanshis or Gadhiwals. Some Jaiswals are also believed to be Nagar Brahmins. They share a history with the Nagar Brahmins and Sakaldwipiya or Shakadvipi Brahmins. Some Jaiswals are Chaurasi Brahmins from Nepal or North India, they are also termed as Shiv Brahmins. There is a strong link between Chaurasi Brahmins of north India and Nagar Brahmins. Nag vel or Nagar vel(beetle nut plant) is also an interesting connecting link.

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