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Shukla (Sanskrit: शुक्ल) is a word of Sanskrit origin that means "white". It is used as a surname in North India and around Nashik in Maharashtra, mostly by Gaud Brahmins, Kanyakubja Brahmins, Bhumihar Brahmins and Saryupareen Brahmins. It is also used as a surname in some other countries. Some Shuklas are classified under Brahmakshatriya subcaste of Brahmins. Shukla surname is also common to other Brahmin communities like Sompura Brahmin, Saraswat Brahmin and others. Shukla is also found among Sompura Salat, who have branched from Brahmin community.Some shuklas also are Sanadhya Brahmin.

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