Kanyakubja Brahmins

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Kanyakubja Brahmins
Regions with significant populations
Languages
Historical: Awadhi, Kannauji
Modern: Local languages, primarily: Standard Hindi, Bengali, Oriya
Religion
Om.svg Hinduism (100%)
Related ethnic groups
Sanadhya Brahmins, Saryupareen Brahmins and different Bengali Brahmin Communities.

Kanyakubja Brahmins are a Brahmin community found in central India, including the state of Uttar Pradesh. The word Kanyakubja means Brahmins of the Kannauj region. Kannauj region was spread to border of Vidisha in ancient times. Other sub-group of Kanyakubja are the Saryupareen Brahmin, and Jujhautiya Brahmin.[1]

In the 1926 and 1927 national conventions of Kanyakubja Brahmins, held respectively at Prayag and at Lucknow, the Kanyakubja Mahati Sabha, who organised the events, appealed for unity among Kanyakubja Brahmins whose subgroups included the Sanadhya, Pahadi, Jujhautiya, Saryupareen, and various Bengali Brahmins.[2]

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  1. ^ People of India Uttar Pradesh Volume XLII Part Two edited by A Hasan & J C Das pages 718 to 724 Manohar Publications
  2. ^ 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. 

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