Sanadhya Brahmin

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Sanadya Brahmin or Sanadh Brahmin, or Sanah Brahmin or Sanidya Brahmin are a community of Brahmins, living prominently in Delhi,Western Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh area of India. They are originally from North India and migrated to central India due to Mugal attacks on Afghan — Kashmir and Himalaya. They are traditionally engaged in ashramit/hermit life, the life of austerity: sanen tapsah adhya.. They can be classified as one of the strongest schools of the Upanishads teachings. They are also followers and priest of Sun like other Panchayatan deities. Their Ashramas made a chain from the foothills of the Himalayas through Doab down to Chitrakut. Their Ashramas suffered most fearsome attacks by the maurading Islamic invaders.

The Hindi poet Keshavdas was a Sanadhya, and has praised the Sanadhyas in his Ramachandrika.[1]


  1. ^ Keshavdas (1990). Rasikapriya of Keshavadasa. Trans. Bahadur, K. P. Motilal Banarsidass. p. xxxv. ISBN 978-8-12080-734-1.