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Ojha is the name given to the profession of an exorcist or a spirit healer. It is also used as a surname by the people of "Maithil brahmin". The maithil brahmin origin is from bihar usually they were works as a teacher first. But after that they migrated to the different states of India. Now a big community comes from bihar and they can also be found at Bhopal,Delhi,Ahmedabad,Odisha and in different parts of India. Some says they are the higher than any brahmin in hindus.[1][2] It is also used as surname by Nepalese Bahun (Brahmin) of Khas community.


Notable people with surname Ojha Include:


  1. ^ Frederick M. Smith (2006). The self possessed: deity and spirit possession in South Asian literature and civilization. Columbia University Press. p. 143. ISBN 978-0-231-13748-5. 
  2. ^ Morton Klass (2003). Mind over mind: the anthropology and psychology of spirit possession. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 49. ISBN 978-0-7425-2677-8.