Madhavarao Tanjavarkar (born 1828, died 4 April 1891), a descendant of Deshastha Brahmins with the last name Tanjavarkar or Thanjavurkar
Extent of the Maratha Confederacy, 1795
Divisions of Maharashtra. The blue region is an approximate indication of the Desh.
Statue of Balaji Vishwanath, the first Peshwa from the Bhat family, at Shrivardhan, Raigad district, Maharashtra, India.
Tatya Tope's Soldiery
Statue of Bajirao I, the second Peshwa from the Bhat family, outside Shaniwar Wada, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
Painting of 1st Diwan of Mysore Kingdom, Mir Miran Purnaiah by Irish painter Thomas Hickey
Shaniwar Wada's Delhi Gate. It was the seat of the Peshwas at Pune, Maharashtra, India.
A Deshastha woman from the 1970s in her traditional attire, watering the holy basil plant (Tulsi at the Tulsi Vrindavan (plinth) in her yard
His Highness Shrimant Sawai Madhavrao Peshwa or Madhav Rao II Narayan and his Prime minister Nana Phadnavis, with two attendants at Pune.
A typical Deshastha household Shrine called Deoghar.
Gudi Padwa Gudi or Victory pole
Tilgul is exchanged by Deshasthas on Makar Sankaranti. The centre shows sugarcoated sesame seeds surrounded by laddus of tilgul or sesame jaggery.
The main entrance to the Vithoba temple in Pandharpur

All the Peshwas during the rule of Shivaji, Sambhaji and Rajaram belonged to Deshastha Brahmin community.

- Peshwa

In historic times a large number of Deshasthas held many prominent positions such as Peshwa, Diwan, Deshpande (district accountants), Deshmukh, Patil, Gadkari, and Desai.

- Deshastha Brahmin

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Moropant Trimbak Pingle

Moropant Trimbak Pingle (1620–1683), was the peshwa of the Maratha Empire, serving on Shivaji's Ashta Pradhan (Council of Eight Ministers).

Moropant Trimbak Pingle was born to a Deshastha Brahmin family in 1620 Nimgaon.

Chitpavan Brahmins practicing Bodan, a rite performed on important occasions like birth or marriage

Chitpavan

Hindu Maharashtrian Brahmin community inhabiting Konkan, the coastal region of the state of Maharashtra.

Hindu Maharashtrian Brahmin community inhabiting Konkan, the coastal region of the state of Maharashtra.

Chitpavan Brahmins practicing Bodan, a rite performed on important occasions like birth or marriage
Peshwa Madhavrao II with Nana Fadnavis and attendants, at Pune in 1792
Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Initially working as messengers and spies in the late seventeenth century, the community came into prominence during the 18th century when the heirs of Peshwa from the Bhat family of Balaji Vishwanath became the de facto rulers of the Maratha empire.

Until the 18th century, the Chitpavans were held in low esteem by the Deshastha, the older established Brahmin community of Maharashtra region who considered the Chitpavans as Parvenus or newcomers to the Brahmin class.