The history of the Brahmin community in modern India claims its origin to be with the Vedic religion of early Hinduism, now often referred to by Hindus as Sanatana Dharma. The Vedas are said to be the primary source of knowledge for brahmin practices. Most sampradayas (religious practices) of modern Brahmins claim to take inspiration from the Vedas. According to orthodox Hindu tradition, the Vedas are apauruṣeya and anādi (beginning-less), and are revealed truths of eternal validity.
The Vedas are considered Śruti ("that which is heard") and are the paramount source on which modern Brahmin tradition claims to be based. Shruti includes not only the four Vedas (theRigveda, the Yajurveda, the Samaveda and the Atharvaveda), but also their respective Brahmanas, Aranyakas and Upanishads.
Jangid Brahmins ancient history begins from Brahma itself. According to Vedas and Purans we were the first manavs from which rest of manavs were developed. There were seven manas sons from God Brahma which are called Saptarishi. There names are ...
Though many sub castes such as badhai,dhiman,dhir,tarkhan,tank,suthar etc are misrepresented to be part of this clan but only the KHATI synonyms Jangid all other sub castes though followers of bhagwan vishwakarma but are not a lineage of jangids. There is neither any cultural similarity nor any inter clan marriages. Sub castes are castes adopting a part of profession and over the time emerging as a similar caste though not from same lineage.
Since jangids or khati have a lineage of science and engineering in Toto they are masters at any technical field whether it is architecture to space technology of yajurveda or any other engineering field they have inborn intellect for creating something. On the contrary sub castes attain skill development over an portion of an skill and they trace their roots in their caste of origin.
Brihat Samhita gives the Seven Rishis' names as:
Marichi Vashista Angiras Atri Pulastya Pulaha Kratu
The reason for the differences in the mentioned list is that there are seven Rishis who govern the functioning of the Cosmos in batches and all the above-mentioned Rishis have had the post of a 'Saptarishi' at some point. These Rishis had different names in different places. Saptarishis are seven Rishis and nobody else is given the title of the saptarishis. Hence, clearly they have different names. But, many rishis were known as maharishis (great sages.)
These all were well experts in Vedas.
There was Brahmarishi Angira on the top of among sons. According the Founders of sciences in Ancient India –Brahmarishi Angira first discovered the fire , when there was no alternate of light & heat except Sun. Brahmarishi Angira was married with Daksha putri Smriti. There were two sons named as Bharatagni & Kirtiman and four daughters named as Sinwali, Kuhu, Raka & Anumati from Smriti.Maharishi Angira was also married with two Prachetas Daksha Prajapati daughters named as Sati & Swadha. Maharishi Atharva was born from Devi Sati.
Regarding the origin of this clan Jangid Brahmin they belong to 'Maharishi Angira' and his 'AthravA Veda' As Athrava Veda consists of details scientific and technical knowledge about all types of arts and crafts of the whole universe
According to the RigVedaadibhasyabhumika and Satyarathprakash written by Maharashi Dayanand Saraswati, the Almightly God created the earth and vegetation first of all. Then he created thousands of young couples human beings on the earth. Among those human beings the Almighty God revealed the four Vedaas, Rig, Yajur, Sam and Athrav to Agni, Vayu, Aditya and Angira the four holy and pious men respectively
Those four man were the highly pious and purest at heart. We know that Athrav Veda was revealed to Maharishi Angira as Maharishi Angira created the Atharv Veda and this Veda consists of all technical education
The clan of Maharishi Angira stopped accepting daan dakshina or offerings from people like other brahmins do , because in ancient time offerings and Daan Dakshina was the only source of earning and livelihood for Brahmins whose only work was to preach, so there was a establishment in society to provide food and other necessary things to these brahmins in return of their preaches and showing the path of Bhakti and enlightenment, but Jangid Brahmins separate themselves from this preaching work in order to help world in building society as that time there was none who have all the knowledge of technology for various things,due to this Great Sacrifice for the upliftment of all the people in society jangid Brahmin clan loose its importance as Brahmins in present time ,because now a days people believes that brahmins are only those people who accept offerings(Daan Dakshina) from people or who are responsible for officiating at religious rites related to the work of karm kand and hawan only but word brahmin is not limited to these karm kand ..it has a vast meaning which ordinary people can not understand as in ancient times there was the tradition of “Brahmin by Karma”. According to this theory a man can become brahmin through his karmic influence. If he follows the Brahmin principles and starts living life as defined for brahmins, he will be regarded as brahmin .The society was divided into four varnas Brahmin, Kshatriya, Vaishya, Shudra
Actually, this division was based on profession only
Long long ago, in Hindu customs, the people of a nation needed a set of people who preach vedas and worship the gods (Brahmins), some people to protect others and wage war for safety (Kshatriyas), other people to do all the other technincal professions to earn (Vaishyas) and a last batch of people to assist the above 3 kinds of people (Sudras). Initially, this division was rather thin-line and anybody can shift to any division they want. Later, now this division became rigid and hierarchy came into picture. Later, It was followed as a birth choice. Thus what started of as a profession became a partition in the society
Jangid Brahman's are the most intelligent, brilliant, prodigious, highly technically skilled Brahmins and perfect craftman.They are masters of all manufacturing industrial arts and practical tasks of engineering by birth. All these technical and mechanical works need to plan and frame the outlines and structures of a thing, it requires mind and intellect. That is why they are famous as Jangid Brahman
The Jangid Brahman are successors of Vishwakarma, the chief architect in Hindu culture & Maharishi Angira who created (Atharva veda) . In ancient times Jangid Brahman were described as various rishis or saints involved in meditation in jungles for inner vision and performing scientific experiments for . betterment of others
Jangid Brahmins are divided into five gotras or clans, each a Rishied in the Yajurveda. These scientists and inventors by profession are real rishis and saints but the lower folk involved to remember tales and to promote habits to faciliate ruling by king and acting as advertisers for big businessmen in lieu of consideration of food and cloths started to posing themselves as brahmins greater than these original scientits or rishis.But noting to do gold never catches rust and this community of jangids proves its unmatched intelligence in maths and
science at every occassion though a bit shy and self centered by nature pepole of this community are real intellectual people.
Before the Industrial Revolution in Europe the Jangid Brahman enjoyed the status of chief engineer / architect in Indian villages and cultures. Ancient Indian art and culture particularly building, temples, chariots war equipment was part of their wisdom and knowledge. Deep inner vision and talent gave them the credit to create various idols and images of Hindu gods and goddesses to be worshiped by all. They provided sketches or blueprints to various other assisting technical castes for work. Giving direction as per enlightenment gave them the status of divine people thus called Jangid Brahmans
Large numbers of Jangid Brahman in many communities have lost their jobs after the influence of industrialization and more and more people from lower castes start doing various technical works to earn for their living..the work which was only belong to jangid brahmins only . Thus their inherited craftsmanship and skills are less praised or required and due to falling status of technical craftsmanship as other people from lower cast start working all the technical works after learning it from jangid Brahmins. To suggest entrepreneur manual labor to a Jangid Brahman is not acceptable to them as they are somewhat egoistic people with strong self esteem
The Jangid Brahman are typical Indian people living in most areas of India. They are usually employed in the fields of engineering and education, small-scale industrial manufacturing typical doing engineering work for large industries. Some Jangid Brahman work in the areas of wood work, stone work and timber trade
They are traditional Hindus and follow the ancient way as they themselves created various forms of Hindu idols and temples. One of their needs is systematic education in field Engineering as they have strong technical inheritance.
The 'life style' of Jangid Brahman Society is simple, vegetarian, pure and optimist. They do Haven Yagyas on the occasions of their ritual functions. Some Jangids do Haven Yagyas regularly in their homes. This is all due to the life style of their ancestor Maharashi Angira.'Maharashi Dayanand Saraswati the recent pandit of Vedas also loved this Jangid Samaj'. He described in Satyarathparkash about the great help done by this society for humanity. He also described their art as a great Yagya rendered for the welfare of the whole humanity. He told that shilpkarma is the pure and honest service for all human beings. he said 'Hence the Jangid Brahman Samaj should maintain his past glory of pure and pious life of their ancestor Maharishi Angira. They should keep themselves aloof from all types of evils like meat eating, drinking, smoking, gambling, dowry system and hating each other
[[There are lots of type of Brahmin in Rajasthan. Bhardwaj, Dadhich, Gaur, Upreti, Gujar gaur, Kaushik, Pushkarna, Vashishta, & Jangid Brahmins commonly called as khati but does not include badhai or dhimans,author etc. though some people may misinterprest due to bit similarity of work. Most Brahmins in India are strict vegetarians]]
Vishwabrahmins are from Jangid Brahmin Clan found in 'south India' . According to traditional belief, Vishwabrahmins are descended from five sons of lord Vishwakarma. The community is spread widely throughout India and played a vital role in the village economy. About Vishwabrahmins Anand K. Coomaraswamy says ‘the Kammalar (i.e. Panchal) were known as Vishwa or Dev Brahman or Dev Kammalar. They spread gradually towards the south and then reached Ceylon, Burma & Java. The Kammalar claim to have been the spiritual guides and priests and their position in the society survives in the saying The Kammalar is guru to the world
( some people misunderstand to colaborate jangids or khati with tarkhan ,dheer,dhir,dhiman,tank,suthar etc but these are separate clans and no inter clan marriage etc is permissible though all technical clans have an umbrella cover of origin i.e. followers of lord vishwakarma]]
Bhagwan Shri Vishwakarma
Viśwákarma (Sanskrit: विश्वकर्मा "all-accomplishing, maker of all," "all doer" "son of BRAHMA" and he is the personified Omnipotence and the abstract form of the creator God according to the Rigveda. He is the presiding deity of all craftsmen and architects. He is believed to be the "Principal Architect of the Universe ", and the root concept of the later Upanishadic Brahman / Purusha.
Lord Vishwakarma is From Jangid Brahmin Clan and is the son of Brahma Dev so people from his clan belong to brahmin community. Bhagwan Vishwakarma was the first artisan who utilized all scientific and technical knowledge of Atherav Veda in practical shape. He was the perfect craftsman and he performed all acts of iron, stone, wood, gold and other minerals. He was highly respectable man in the whole universe for his craftsmanship. So,Bhagwan Vishwakarma is our guru (master) as we learnt all technical education from Him
In the Vedas Vishwakarma is visualized as Ultimate reality (later developed as Brahman) in the Rig Veda,from whose navel all visible things Hiranyagarbha emanate. The same imagery is seen in Yajurveda purusha sukta, in which the divine smith Tvastar emerging from Vishwakarma. In the later puranic period this concept paved the way to the imagery of Padmanabha and Sadasiva.
In the Vedic period the term first appeared as an epithet of Indra, Surya, and Agni. In that time the later developed creator concept of Brahma might have been intertwined with the concept of Vastospati and Bṛhaspati, or Brahmanaspathi.In the last phase of vedic period and during the growth of monotheism, this realistic God concept becoming more abstract and one can see Vishwakarma [the invisible creative power] emerged as the supreme god who was perceived as a hotar, the unborn [Aja] creator and name giver of all other gods who have lot of faces, eyes and feet on every side; and who helps Tvashtar,[the visible creative power of viswakarma] in producing all the Heavenly, Earthly and other Celestial realms and preserves them through the exercise of his arms and wings.
He sacrificed himself for the evolution of this visible world, thus he is Purusha or Narayana His attributes like Vachaspathy connect him with Brahaspathi (the Guru of Gods). Again, Yajurveda pictured him as the Prajapati and in the Atharva veda he is mentioned as Pashupati. Shwethashwatharopanishad described him as Rudrasiva, the one who is dwelling in all living forms.Later in the post vedic and brahmanic period, the term Vishwakarma is appeared both as the Rsi and the Silpi
Bhuvana Vishwakarma (Atharva/Angirasa Gothra) is a vedic Rsi who was the author of Rg 10-81,82 suktha, (Prabasa Vishwakarma) was probably a silpi and the son of Prabhas, the eighth hermit of the legendary Astam vasu and Yogasiddha, sister of Brihaspati. He is said to have revealed the Sthapatya Veda / Vastu Shastra or fourth Upa-veda, and presides over the sixty-four mechanical arts
Vishvakarma [ God ] created five prajapathies — from his five faces such as Sadyojāta,Vāmadeva, Aghora,Tatpuruṣha,Īsāna. They are Manu, Maya, Twosta, Silpy, Viswajna and their respective Rishis are 1. Sanaga Brahma Rishi 2. Sanaathana Brahma Rishi 3. Abhuvanasa Brahma Rishi 4. Prathnasa Brahma Rishi 5. Suparnasa Brahma Rishi
Since Vishwakarma is the divine engineer of the world. As a mark of reverence, he is not only worshiped by the engineering and architectural community but also by all professionals. It is customary for craftsmen to worship their tools in his name. Vishwakarma is attributed a putative birthday by the Hindu religion. The more philosophical minded argue that it is impossible for the original Creator of everything to be born on a particular day. In rig veda he is described as Swayambhu So it is a contradiction in terms since that presupposes another creator for Vishwakarma. The Vishwakarma Puja is celebrated in all parts of India, especially in Bihar, Assam, Odisha, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Dehradun and Manipur. Even among those who believe that there is a birthday there is no agreement as to when it actually occurs. Visvakarma birthday is celebrated on two days under different names
• Rishi Panchami Dinam. "Rishi Panchami Dinam" literally means ‘the day of the solidarity of five rishis.’ Those who celebrate this day believe that Vishwakarma did not have a birthday like the mortals but only a commemoration day in which his five children (supposedly five rishis) came together to declare their solidarity and pray to their illustrious father. This day follows the rules of the Hindu calendar and changes with every year. The five groups among the Vishwakarma community also celebrate this as an auspicious day in commemoration of their patron god at present.
• Visvakarma Jayanthi. Vishwakarma Jayanthi is celebrated by all industrial houses, artists, craftsmen, and weavers. The festival is observed on the Kanya Sankranti Day (September 17) which follows the Ganesh Puja. It was on this particular day that the forefathers of the present Visvakarma people invented the plough and gave it to humanity. The plough represents both the artisan trade as well as agriculture and therefore becomes the representative symbol of the ancient Indian civilisation. It changed the course of human history altogether. This was a change from ‘local mob culture to universal human culture’ and Vishwakarmas of India pioneered it. Coincidentally, this also becomes the birthday of Bhagwan Shri Visvakarma. So Indians in the past celebrated this day of many illustrious conjunctions as an occasion to honor Vishwakarma and his descendants. Architectural wonders
Hindu scriptures describe many of Vishwakarma's architectural accomplishments. Through the four yugas (aeons of Hindu mythology), he had built several towns and palaces for the gods. Among them were, in chronological order, Svarga (Heaven) in the Satya Yuga, Lanka in the Treta Yuga, and Dwarka (Krishna's capital) in the Dwapara Yuga.
According to Ramayana, 'Sone ki Lanka' or Golden Lanka was ruled by Ravana during the Treta yuga. This is also the city where Ravana held Sita hostage. It is said that when Lord Shiva married Parvati, he asked Viswakarma to build a beautiful palace for them to reside in. Vishwakarma built a palace made of gold. For the housewarming ceremony, Shiva invited the wise Pulastya rishi (The Grandfather of Kubera and also Ravana) to perform the "Grihapravesh" ritual. After the sacred ceremony when Shiva asked Pulastya rishi to ask anything in return as "Dakshina", Pulastya, overwhelmed with the beauty and grandeur of the palace, asked Shiva for the golden palace itself. Shiva was obliged to accede to Pulastya's wish, and the Golden Lanka became his grandson Kubera's palace. Ravana who was born and brought up in South India banished his half-brother, Kubera. The city of gold is said to have fallen into Ravanas hands when he overthrew his half brother Kuber. Dwarka
Viswakarma is also supposed to have built Dwarka overnight. During the time of the Mahabharata, Lord Krishna is said to have lived in Dwarka, and made it his "Karma Bhumi" (center of operation). This land now located in today's Gujarat has become a well known pilgrimage for the Hindus.
Ernest B. Havell says “The northern quarter of (Patliputra) was assigned to certain of the higher craftsman such as armor Brahmins, ironsmiths & workers in precious stones Brahmins. The association of skilled craftsmen with Brahmans & Kshatriya is additional evidence that craftsmanship did not hold inferior status in Indo Aryan society. The Stapathy or master builder is described in the Shilpa Shastra as officiating at religious ceremonies which preceded the laying out of the Indo Aryan town or village and some of the metal worker& carpenter of the south of India still retains as their caste indication the name Acharya which denotes a teacher of religion”. In ancient India Vishwabrahmins had great importance. Only Vishwabrahmins could hold the degree Jagatgur i.e. Guru to whole world which can be seen in the saying ‘Kammalar is guru to the world
Fundamental Queries Question Answer
1.What is your Caste Answer.Brahman
2.Which Brahman (Progency) Answer.Jangid Brahman
3.Which heredity Answer.Angira Heredity
4.Which sermon Answer.Jangid sermon
5.Who is proprieter Answer.Brahm Rishi Angira (Jangid)
6.Which Veda Answer.The Athrava Veda
7.Which Branch Answer.Piplad
8.Which maxim Answer.Angirus
9.Which offspring Answer.Angira offspring
10.Which clan (gotra) Answer.Bhardwaj and 19 or 20 others
11.Which Shasan Answer.One Among 1485 Shasanas
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They are people who for generations have been associated with engineering/building and construction. Before British empire in India Vishwakarma Brhamins were the main engineers and architects and were preachers of technology but it was after industrial revolution that their superior status was disturbed as their traditional skills were shattered. However in the present times most of the top engineering works are conducted by them and they have an inborn intellect for technology
Jangid Brahmins Gotra and its shashan