A report on Saraswat Brahmin

Parashurama with Saraswat Brahmin, commanding Varuna to make the seas recede in order to create the Konkan Region

The Saraswat Brahmins are a Hindu Brahmin subcaste, who are spread over widely separated regions spanning from Kashmir and Punjab in North India to Konkan in West India to Kanara (coastal region of Karnataka) and Kerala in South India.

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Parashurama with Saraswat Brahmin, commanding Varuna to make the seas recede in order to create the Konkan Region

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Mohyal Brahmin

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Mohyal Brahmins are an Indian sub-caste of Saraswat Brahmins from the Punjab region, who are sometimes referred to as 'Warrior Brahmins'.

Kashmiri Pandits in Srinagar, c. 1895 CE

Kashmiri Pandits

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Kashmiri Pandits in Srinagar, c. 1895 CE
Photograph of the Martand Sun Temple, Hardy Cole's Archaeological Survey of India Report 'Illustrations of Ancient Buildings in Kashmir.' (1869)
1872 painting depicting Srinagar, with Pandits in the foreground
Three Hindu priests writing religious texts – 1890s, Jammu and Kashmir
An artpiece of three Kashmiri Pandit women
Kashmiri couple getting married in a traditional ceremony at Jammu
Divine Colours of the Divine Spring
Ruins of Martand temple
Sharda Peeth
Mount Harmukh
A Kashmiri pandit woman, photograph by Fred Bremner, circa ~1900

The Kashmiri Pandits (also known as Kashmiri Brahmins) are a group of Kashmiri Hindus and a part of the larger Saraswat Brahmin community of India.

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

Chitpavan

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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

19th century records also mention Gramanyas or village-level debates between the Chandraseniya Kayastha Prabhus and the Chitpavans, Saraswat Brahmins and the Chitpavans, Pathare Prabhus and the Chitpavans and Shukla Yajurvedi Deshastha Brahmins and the Chitpavans.

Vaid (surname)

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Surname (family name) and a clan that belongs to the Mohyal Brahmin community.

Surname (family name) and a clan that belongs to the Mohyal Brahmin community.

Mohyal Brahmins are Saraswat Brahmins of Punjabi descent, who originally belonged to the Ghandhara region of Ancient India, although it is now a region in eastern-Afghanistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Adi Shankara, the most prominent exponent of Advaita Vedānta tradition.

Advaita Vedanta

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Hindu sādhanā, a path of spiritual discipline and experience, and the oldest extant tradition of the orthodox Hindu school Vedānta.

Hindu sādhanā, a path of spiritual discipline and experience, and the oldest extant tradition of the orthodox Hindu school Vedānta.

Adi Shankara, the most prominent exponent of Advaita Vedānta tradition.
A drop merging in the Ocean, an analogy for the Jivatman merging into Brahman
The swan is an important motif in Advaita. The swan symbolises the ability to discern Satya (Real, Eternal) from Mithya (Unreal, Changing), just like the mythical swan Paramahamsa discerns milk from water.
Ramana Maharshi, the Indian sage who was widely regarded as a Jivanmukta
(Vidyashankara temple) at Sringeri Sharada Peetham, Shringeri
Gaudapada, one of the most important pre-Śaṅkara philosophers in Advaita tradition
Mahatma Gandhi stated "I am an advaitist".

It is located in Kavale, Ponda, Goa, and is the oldest matha of the South Indian Saraswat Brahmins.

Datt

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Datt/Dutt is a Mohyal Brahmin (Saraswat Brahmin) clan from the Punjab.

Adi Guru Shri Gauḍapādāchārya

Gaudapada

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Early medieval era Hindu philosopher and scholar of the Advaita Vedanta school of Hindu philosophy.

Early medieval era Hindu philosopher and scholar of the Advaita Vedanta school of Hindu philosophy.

Adi Guru Shri Gauḍapādāchārya
The Mandukya Karika is an influential Vedanta text. Above: a manuscript page (Sanskrit, Devanagari script)

Shri Gaudapadacharya Math, also known as कवळे मठ, is the oldest matha of the South Indian Saraswat Brahmins.

Parshurama with Saraswat Brahmin settlers, commanding Varuna to make the seas recede in order to create the Konkan Region

Gaud Saraswat Brahmin

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Parshurama with Saraswat Brahmin settlers, commanding Varuna to make the seas recede in order to create the Konkan Region

Gaud Saraswat Brahmins(GSB) (also Goud or Gawd) are a Hindu Brahmin community, who are part of the larger Saraswat Brahmin community that migrated to Konkan from Gaud, as per the Skanda Purana in ancient India.

Goa: a State in India where Konkani is the official language

Konkani people

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Indo-Aryan ethnolinguistic group native to the Konkan region of the Indian subcontinent who speak various dialects of the Konkani language.

Indo-Aryan ethnolinguistic group native to the Konkan region of the Indian subcontinent who speak various dialects of the Konkani language.

Goa: a State in India where Konkani is the official language
Baji Rao I, the second Peshwa of the Maratha Empire, was a Konkani and belonged to the Chitpavan community

Saraswat Brahmins of Canara refer to the Konkanis as /.

Pancha-Gauda

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One of the two major groupings of Brahmins in Hinduism, of which the other is Pancha-Dravida.

One of the two major groupings of Brahmins in Hinduism, of which the other is Pancha-Dravida.

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