Rajapur Saraswat Brahmins
|Regions with significant populations|
Primary populations in:
|Konkani, Kannada, Marathi|
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Rajapur Saraswat Brahmins (RSB) (also known as Bhalavalikar Gauda Saraswat Brahmins) are a Hindu community of India and one of the major sub-group of Konkani Saraswat Brahmins. They belong to the Pancha (five) Gauda Brahmana groups or "Gaudadi Panchakas". Konkani is their mother tongue. They also speak Kannada, Tulu in South Canara of Karnataka, and Marathi in few parts of Goa and Maharashtra.
They are classified under the Other Backward Class(OBC) list by the Government of Kerala and the Government of Karnataka.One of the few Brahmin castes to enjoy this benefit along with Daivadnya brahmins.
- "Central List of OBCs State : Kerala". http://www.ncbc.nic.in. National Commission for Backward Classes. Retrieved 11 April 2017. External link in
- "Central List of OBCs State : Karnataka". http://www.ncbc.nic.in. National Commission for Backward Classes. Retrieved 11 April 2017. External link in