Sunday, April 17, 2016

Brahmin Surnames List

In this article I will share Brahmin surnames list in India based on my ongoing research on Brahmins.

I have tried to make this list of Brahmin surnames as exhaustive as possible. If you have anything to add, please drop me an email.

Below is presented, by state/ geographic region detailed Hindu Brahmin surnames list.

Bengali Brahmin Surnames List

Bengali Brahmins are those who have origins in the West Bengal, Tripura, Bangladesh and parts of Jharkhand. At one time, Bengali Brahmins were famous for their scholarship, erudition and nationalism and produced the likes of Shri Shri Ramakirshna[1], Rabindranath Thakur[2], Chaitanya Mahaprabhu[3], Raghunandan Bhattacharya, Panchanan Tarkaratna[4], Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar[5] etc. 

Today however majority Bengali Brahmins are not aware of Hindu customs, let alone Brahmin customs. For example
  • Ex-CM of West Bengal openly denigrated Hinduism. [6]
  • Current CM offers Muslim prayers/ Namaz, and indulges in massive Muslim appeasement at the cost of native Hindu culture. [7]
  • Ex-mayor Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya openly eats beef. [8]
  • Many so-called Bengali Brahmins eat beef and pork. [9]
It is not a good situation, as even demographics is against Bengali Hindus, and in all likelihood Bengali Hindus will become a minority by 2050, and extinct by end of this century. [10] [11]

A list of common Bengali Brahmin surnames is given below.
  • Bhattacharya
  • Chakraborty
  • Mukhopadhyay / Mukherjee
  • Bandyopadhyay / Banerjee
  • Chattopadhyay / Chatterjee
  • Gangopadhyay / Ganguly
  • Ghoshal
  • Thakur / Tagore
  • Lahiri
  • Bhaduri
  • Sanyal
  • Maitra
  • Bagchi
  • Patitunda
  • Kanjilal
  • Others Titles - Roy, Choudhury, Majumdar, Joardar

Assamese Brahmins list of Surnames

Assamese Brahmins[12] are those who originate in Assam, Meghalaya, parts of northern Bangladesh and some parts of Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland. At one time, Kamarupa was an important seat of Hinduism and many Brahmin scholars were residents of Kamarupa.

Brahmon Sobha Guwahati is trying its best to preserve and promote Vedic Brahmin culture[13].
  • Baruah
  • Bez Baruah
  • Bujar Barua
  • Chandra Barua
  • Ram Barua
  • Prasad Barua
  • Gobinda Barua
  • Acharya / Acharjee
  • Bhattacharya / Bhattacharjee
  • Bhagavati
  • Bardalai
  • Gain
  • Goswami
  • Sharma
  • Siddhanta
  • Thakur
  • Pathak

Bihari Brahmin Surnames List (Bihar/ Mithila / Jharkhand)

At one time Bihari Brahmins were famous for their scholarship and erudition and Mithila[14] produced one Vedic scholar after another starting from Yajnavalkya. Today except for a few exceptional scholar and Vedic experts, most Bihari Brahmins lack academic rigor and are more interested in rajasic and tamasic pursuits [15].

List of Bihari Brahmin surnames is given below.
  • Acharya
  • Mishra
  • Ojha/ Jha
  • Thakur
  • Pathak
  • Upadhyay
  • Choudhary
  • Shandilya
  • Rajhans
  • Kashyap
  • Jajware
  • Sharma
  • Chaturvedi

Nepali Brahmins List of Surnames

Neplai Brahmins are also known as Bahun. Apart from indigenous Brahmin population since ancient times, Nepali Brahmins also consist of Brahmins of UP origin (Banarasi), Bengali origin, Punjabi/ Rajasthani origin and Brahma-Kayastha of Bhutanese origin.[16] 

List of Nepali Brahmin surname is given below.
  • Acharya
  • Lamichhane
  • Rijal
  • Bastola
  • Bhurtel
  • Bhetwal
  • Gajurel
  • Chudal
  • Subedi

Uttar Pradesh / Uttarakhand / Other North Indian Brahmins Surname List


At one time North Indian Brahmins were famous for their scholarship and erudition and the central Gangetic basin was considered the seat of Vedic learning. Many of these Brahmins were famous for their learning, sophistication and range of knowledge. But things are really bad now - especially given the Dalit extremism and rising Islamic fundamnetalism in these regions.

Except for a handful of noted scholars especially in places like Varanasi, Allahabad -  majority of these north Indian brahmins lack shastra knowledge and academic rigor. They eat vegetarian food and indluge in slogaeering like "Jai Shree Ram", "Namah Shivaya" or "Jai Parshuram" and writing against beef eating on Facebook.

Having said that, even today, UP and Uttarakand regularly churn out quite few Vedic scholars and Sanskrit experts.
  • Mishra
  • Dikshit
  • Dubey
  • Dwivedi
  • Tiwari
  • Trivedi
  • Chaubey
  • Chaturvedi
  • Pandey
  • Vajpayee
  • Bajpai
  • Pathak
  • Upadhyay
  • Ojha
  • Goswami
  • Parashara
  • Tiwari
  • Nirmal
  • Pandit
  • Bharadwaj
  • Shukla
  • Agnihotri
  • Siritiya
  • Tote
  • Pujari
  • Purohit
  • Nayapaul

Kashmiri Pandit Surname List

Kashmir has produced brilliant Brahmins[17] like Abhinava Gupta, Kshemeraja and Kalhana in the past - but today Kahsmiri Pandits are an  almost-dying species and they are simply fighting for their survival, having been massacred and driven out of their homeland by Muslims in Kashmir.[18]
  • Kaul
  • Bhat
  • Raina
  • Haksar
  • Tikoo
  • Mattoo
  • Dhar
  • Kak
  • Sapru
  • Sopori
  • Razdan
  • Kher
  • Bachloo
  • Bakshi
  • Draboo
  • Hangloo
  • Wanchoo

Orissa Brahmins Surnames List

List of Odisha Brahmin surnames are given below.
  • Samanta
  • Mishra
  • Acharya
  • Satapati
  • Pati
  • Upadhyay
  • Tiwari
  • Dash
  • Panda
  • Bishi
  • Vedi
  • Divedi
  • Trivedi
  • Chaturvedi
  • Dash Sharma
  • Dikshit
  • Debata
  • Nath
  • Sahu
  • Panigrahi
  • Mohapatra
  • Rath
  • Rath Sharma
  • Sarongi
  • Joshi
  • Pattojoshi
  • Purohit
  • Pujari
  • Devasharma
  • Padhi
  • Khuntia
  • Nanda

Gujarati Brahmins List of Surnames

  • Bhatta
  • Upadhyay
  • Vyasa

Maharashtrian / Karnataka Brahmins

To some extent Maharashtrian Brahmins [19] have somewhat managed to continue their Vedic heritage in unbroken traditions and this is really a very good thing. In places like Pune, one may still find quite a few Sanskrit scholars.
  • Deshmukh
  • Kulkarni
  • Deshpande
  • Fadnavis, Phadnis or Phadnavis
  • Desai
  • Patil
  • Joshi
  • Bhatta
  • Shastri
  • Rao
  • Sharma
  • Hedge
  • Garge
  • Varne
  • Shrirame
  • Padhye
Andhara Brahmins List of Surnames

Andhra Brahmins are those who reside primarily in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. They have produced eminent scholars like the great Sayanacharya, the commentator of the Rig Veda and the first person in recorded history to mention the speed of light, centuries before western science.[20]

Andhra Brahmins are of two types:
  • Niyogi
  • Vaidiki/Dravida
In general Andhra Brahmins identify themselves with gotra, and use suffixes like:
  • Sharma
  • Deekshitulu
  • Joshyula/ Josyula
  • Mishrula
  • Dwibhashyula
  • Bhagvatula
  • Shashtrula
  • Shastry/ Sastri/ Sastry
  • Upadhyayula
  • Suarashtrula
  • Bhattula
  • Saraswatula
Dravida Brahmins (Tamil / Karnataka/ Kerala)

Iyers and Iyengars are truly the only sect of Brahmis who have truly maintained their Brahmanical traditions to this day and in fact I would say that in modern day Hindusim, south Indian Brahmins are playing a much greater role than north Indians. Many south Indian Brahmins are fluent in Sanskit, highly educated in secular subjects as well and regularly follow their festivals and events.

The only problem is that many Iyers and Iyengers, especially from TN are vehemently anti-Hindi and anti-North Indian, and that is a worrisome matter.

Tamil Brahmins
  • Iyer / Aiyar
  • Iyengar
Kerala Brahmins
  • Namboothiri / Nampoorithiri
  • Moosathu
  • Unni
  • Kurukkal
  • Nambissan / Nambiassan/ Nambeeassan (also known as Puspakar Brahmins)[21][[Note 1]
  • Plappally 
  • Potti

References

  1. Ramakrishna Paramhamsa - http://www.ramakrishna.org/rmk.htm
  2. Rabindranath Tagore - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabindranath_Tagore
  3. Chaitanya Mahaprabhu - http://www.iskconbangalore.org/lord-chaitanya
  4. Panchanan Tarkaratna - http://www.bdlinks.net/biography/Panchanan-Tarkaratna.php
  5. Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ishwar_Chandra_Vidyasagar
  6. Danger of Fascism: Buddhadeb Bhattacharya - http://www.cpim.org/states/danger-fascism-buddhadeb-bhattacharya
  7. Mission Bengal Jihad - https://hinduexistence.org/2012/05/03/mission-bengal-jihad-mamata-to-convert-west-bengal-as-a-muslim-state-step-by-step/
  8. CPI(M) leader slammed for participating in ‘beef’ event - http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/kolkata/cpim-leader-slammed-for-participating-in-beef-event/article7852855.ece
  9. Bengali Hindu intellectuals please stop propagation of beef eating and cow slaughter - https://hinduexistence.org/2013/01/06/bengali-hindu-intellectuals-please-stop-propagation-of-beef-eating-and-cow-slaughter/
  10. Changing Religious Demographics of West Bengal - http://www.thetinyman.in/2011/07/west-bengal-demographics-study.html
  11. West Bengal Population - Extinction of Bengali Hindus - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gTUyDedMok
  12. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assamese_Brahmins
  13. Brahmon Sobha - https://www.facebook.com/brahmonsobha
  14. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maithil_Brahmin
  15. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahun
  16. http://www.shehjar.com/list/14/63/1.html
  17. http://www.harekrsna.com/sun/features/01-10/features1602.htm
  18. Islamic Terrorism and Genocide of Kashmiri Pandits - http://ikashmir.net/history/genocide.html
  19. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deshastha_Brahmin
  20. Speed of Light in Ancient India - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EW1ck0qnOk
  21. Pushpaka Brahmin - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pushpaka_Brahmin
Note

  1. Some opine, that "Nambissan" are not Brahmins as they cannot enter the sanctum sanctorum of the temple. Nambissan, Varrier in Kerala and the Staanika in Karnataka are same. These people are very close to the Brahmin community as they make garlands for the deities, wash utensils of the Nivedyam made for Deities and other duties to help the main priest in temples.

126 comments:

  1. In Karnataka list, Add
    Rao
    Sharma
    Hegde

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    1. Andhra Brahmins are missing.
      There are two main groups in Andhra:
      Niyogi
      Vaidiki/Dravida
      The surnames of AP brahmins could be very confusing, because in AP brahmins identify themselves with gotra. And suffix like Sharma, Deekshitulu, Joshyula, Mishrula, Dwibhashyula, Bhagvatula, Shashtrula, Shastry, Upadhyayula, Suarashtrula, Bhattula, Saraswatula is added.
      It is so because, Brahmins into AP came from two or three groups. Came from northern India between 5th-15 th century. All these three groups are linked to each other.

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    2. Actually, the Hegde community is not Brahmin, they are basically Jains who are close to Hindu Brahmins.

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    3. Supriya Suresh bhatJune 20, 2017 at 2:04 PM

      True heggade is a jain community. Hegde is bunts community such as aishwarya rai Sunil shetty etc.
      Hegade is a brahmin community in Uttar Kannada district in Karnataka.

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  2. In Kerala, please add the following

    Nampoorithiri
    Moosathu
    Unni
    Kurukkal
    Nambissan
    Plappally
    Potti

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    1. HI Pradeep,
      I am of the opinion that "Nambissan" is not a Brahmin as they cannot enter the sanctum sanctorum of the temple. Nambissan, Varrier in Kerala and the Staanika in Karnataka are same. These people are very close to the Brahmin community as they make garlands for the deities, wash utensils of the Nivedyam made for Deities and other duties to help the main priest in temples.

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  3. Brahmins in TN are not anti hindi nor anti north indian but are created as an image

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  4. Most Iyers are having names that are of Shiva and Vishnu names

    Iyengars are strictly holding Vishnu names

    Iyers have names that Iyengars have

    but it isnt other way around

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    1. What about the guru avtar of lord.vishnu as datta?what lord.hanuman being the vaishnav avtar of lord.shiva?

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    2. What about the guru avtar of lord.vishnu as datta?what about lord.hanuman being the vaishnav avtar of lord.shiva?

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  5. All India Brahman Aarakshan Manch ब्राह्मण राज़ लाकर रहेंगे5 लाख ब्राह्मणों को जोड़ेगेअपने दोस्तो,रिलेटिव,से ये फ़ेसबुक पेज को इन्वाईट करके लाइक करवाये भाईयोसहमत हो तो ज्यादा से ज्यादा share करे भाईयो

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    1. Indian Brahmins should show their unity . Not for reservation but for showing strength of Brahmins.

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    2. Brahaman-Raj nhi, "Shreshth-Aarya-Sansakriti"

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  6. What about Nataraj from Karnataka?

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  7. Is Nataraj also a surname and if so..are they Brahmins.. My friend has it at the end of his name but quite not sure.

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    1. Yes, Nataraj are brahmins

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  8. I am in TN for many decades. Many north indian kshatriyas and brahmins should come and settle in TN. Here in TN brahmin population is little so they find it hard to manage the opposite anti-brahmin groups.

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    2. thanks virat. being a tamilbrahmin,i agree with your assessment.We are not anti-hindi/northindians. The local politics prevents the implementation of hindi in schools which follow state syllabus. I would like you to add that we stopped using surnames after dravidian movement(anti-brahmin wave during which brahmins were beaten and janeau was cut). But those who got displaced from TN still use surnames

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    3. rightly said joshiji. have been facing the situation for more than twenty years

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    4. idiot brahmins, you all should be massacred like Mr.Hitler did to jews .. you spoiled hinduism and very culture, you nomads.

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    5. it is high time we start our umbilical chord roots to North India and never call Norty India or south India but say only Maha-Bharat and renew our sanskrit language and Hindi language back to its glory. This in no way we are belittling Tamil. Sanskrit is our divine language. We must stand in unity and dawn on thye misguided groups of other Hindus whom are believing the distorted history portrayed by Tamil & Atheist Groups in Tamilnadu.

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  9. There are no gowda saraswatha brahmana surnames mentioned above.Kindly,see to it

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    1. GSB Brahmins generally have surnames such as Bhat, Nayak, Hegde, Prabhu, Mallya etc

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  10. Hey it's very nice compilation.
    But u have forgotten to mention the tradition of brahmins of Odisha which is almost intact like Tamilnadu and Maharashtra.
    Here Brahmins are still revered respectfully as before and hold high positions in government offices

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    1. I am from Odisha dear. I do not agree with the fact that Brahmins are revered respectfully here especially Govt. Offices. They are revered because of the high positions not because of their being Bahmins.

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  11. patra
    Sannigrahi
    Mohanty are also in Odisha Brahmin.

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  12. Patra
    Mohanty
    Sannigrahi
    Pattanayak are also Odisha Brahmin.

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  13. Patra
    Mohanty
    Sannigrahi
    Pattanayak are also Odisha Brahmin.

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  14. Shukla
    Agnihotri
    Chaturvedi are also in UP Brahims...Moreover just a correction Trivedi's are brahmin bt not same as Tiwari as mentioned above.
    Tiwari/Tripathi are same , its just some use Tiwari as surname while some use Tripathi.

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  15. Sir, In Maharashtra, surname like Garge , Varne , Shrirame , Padhye ( Upadhyays) , Shukl , Gargeshukl , too are in large numbers.
    Kindly add .

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  16. GSB brahmins from goa speaking konkani : Pai Kamath Nayak Naik prabhu ballal etc.look up gowd saraswat community
    Tulu brahmin bhat navada acharya
    Kannada : Adiga bairy shastri avadhani
    orrisa mohanty

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  17. What about Nayak from costal karnataka?

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  18. In UP few bramhins surname of Bundelkhand is Siritiya
    Tote etc
    In Uttarakgand
    Pujari
    Purohit
    Naypaul
    Etc

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  19. In UP few bramhins surname of Bundelkhand is Siritiya
    Tote etc
    In Uttarakgand
    Pujari
    Purohit
    Naypaul
    Etc

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  20. what about giri goswami ?

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  21. Hi,
    Pls add Sharma to Tamil Brahmins. Most of them have there name ending with sharma.
    Although they dont tell the surname "sharma"

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  22. Hi, Pl add KHUNTIA, NANDA titles are Brahmin in Odisha. "Khuntia" titled Brahman are limited to Lingaraj temple at Bhubaneswar and Jagannath temple at Puri in Odisha.

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  23. Pl add "KHUNTIA" & "NANDA" are Brahmin in Odisha. "Khuntia" titled Brahmin are limited to Lingaraj temple at Bhubaneswar and Jagannath temple at Puri in Odisha.

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  24. In maharashtarian list add this surnames kamat,samant,ghangrekar, soman, oak,khanolkar,dixit,karandikar, walawalkar,gvankar,kale,koshe,mondkar,wagle,kinare,kane, prabhavalkar,redkar ,Tendulkar, karnik,laud,khedkar,kasbekar,naik,gadgil,gokhale,thakur

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    1. DADHE.UPASNI AND KAPSE WE CANADD IN MAHARASHTRA

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  25. From Karnataka :
    Bhatta
    Hegde
    Dixit
    Das

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  26. GO and fuck yourselves Brahmins!

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  27. please add these brahmin cast in uttarakhand state brahmin list. kuniyal, uniyal, nautiyal.

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  28. Some Iyengar Brahmin name from TN include Rangachari, Rangarajan, Narayanan, Govindarajan, Krishnamachari, Gopalakrishnan, Ranganathan, Ramachandran, Ramakrishnan, Balaraman, Krishnan, Narasimhan, Varadarajan, Andal, Kulasekharan, Kuzhaikathan, Sudarshanan, Jagannathan, Raman. They strictly use Vishnu names.

    Iyer names include Natarajan, Ekambaran, Sankaran, Shankar, Maheshan, Sivakumaran, Mahadevan, Balasubramanian, Subramanian, Murugan. They have Shiva and Vishnu names.

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  29. In Uttarakhand:
    Trivedi
    Tiwari
    Tripathi
    Uniyal
    Nautiyal
    Khanduri
    Devrani
    Pandey
    Joshi
    Mishra
    Bhatt
    Dalakoti
    Pant
    Sharma
    Pathak
    Barthwal

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  30. In Haryana,Western UP,Rajasthan and DElhi list of Brahmin gotras are
    Vashisth/Vashisht
    Kaushik
    Parashar
    Vats
    Bhargava
    Bhardwaja
    Mudgil
    Shandilya
    Jamdagni
    Attri/atraye
    Dixit/Dikshit
    Angrash
    Bhrigu

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    1. Some are Moudgils and Modgil as well Mudgil pronounce like that not its the exact one.Admin please add Modgil.

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    2. Some are Moudgils and Modgil as well Mudgil pronounce like that not its the exact one.Admin please add Modgil.

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  31. In Haryana,Western U.P,Rajasthan and Delhi there are Gaur and Adi Gaur Brahmins.

    Vashisth/Vashisht
    Kaushik
    Bhardwaj
    Vats
    Mudgil
    Jamdagni
    Bhrigu/Bhargava
    Parashar
    Alambain
    Atri/Atraye
    Shandilya
    Sharma
    Joshi

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    1. All these brahmin Gotras are not always Gaur. They can be Saraswat brahmins as well

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    2. I dontr know how come you have been putting rubbish and ignorance here and want people to believe it. This comment from Vashishh is factually incorrect. Please ignore this

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    3. In Punjab,Rajasthan, Himachal and Delhi there are Saraswat Brahmins.


      Bhardwaj
      Vats
      Mudgil
      Parashar
      Atri/Atraye
      Joshi
      Prabhakar
      Garg
      and many more ....

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  32. In Odisha
    Suaro, Maha Suaro

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  33. (achariya maha brahman) or saraswat and sanadya brahman bhi to up hariyana or delhi me rahte ha unhe kaha bhul gaye gour and aadi gour to yaad rahe jo brahman ki list me unka koi history bhi nahi ho to likho or likne se pahle book name bhi bata dena jo aceent book ho manupulated nahi

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  34. This is a casteist website.There is nothing called as Dalit extremism.It is Brahmins who are responsible for Hindu terrorism.

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  35. Is sarkate a brahmin

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  36. Very well said Subhodeep. I have been in most Indian states and have very keenly observed the behaviour of brahmins and your views are completely 100% endorsed.In bengal for the benefit of having nuthin to do and still get state dole outs brahmins have completely capitulated and is the most anti hindu state alongwith Kerala. Bihari brahmins are interested only in ego games and have not erudition/scholarly bent of mind. UP brahmins try to be in political arena with very little regard for scholarly achievements except for few of them. Gujarat , Rajasthan Delhi , Punjab brahmins are totally materialistic with no hint of brahminism in them. Telugu brahmins are lost somewhere. Tamil Nadu, Karnataka brahmins still hold the fort in scholarly pursuits.

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    1. Stop being foolish and I dont know how come this stupid comment of your was never moderated.

      How can you ever say that " Gujarat , Rajasthan Delhi , Punjab brahmins are totally materialistic with no hint of brahminism in them."

      Mind your non sense and dont insult Brahmin of a particular region. Who are you to judge and how have you judged them?

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  37. its time for us to regain the lost teachings of vedas to our society.we have to set up small religious institudes or channel so that the new generation brahmins can also learn the gitas, upanishads, vedas, etc. nowadays, there are a number of brahmins who even haven't heard or known about even adi sankara and about upanishads. the new generation brahmins espectially in southern states namely girls are marrying other castes and a whole 4000 trs old culture is merely destroyed due to their zero knowledge in our scriptures and what is our place in history and even around the world.least, but not last i quote what lord krishna in gita has told that the brahmin roots will be lost if he or she is not doing atleast the morning and evening every day prayers which is told compulsory in vedas.please do something about it.it is a request from a brahmin form kerala where sankara was born and falling population due to love marriages (mainly girls) and population fallout.But i also would like to suggest the brahmin authorities to pass vedas to all communities and across the world.

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    1. I am a Rahree Brahman from WB. What I mostly see most brahmin families who even follow religion
      are very ritualistic for the most part. They know and care the least about the true essence of the
      religion or of being a brahman.Even the culturally and financially established brahmin families
      nowadays send their children to such schools where they do not receive an iota of religious, moral
      and ethical teachings. How will they eventually know how and where the greatness lies in this ancient religious order and why they should also put their bit to preserve it especially when
      they do not get it from even their parents who only believe that only mimicry of the ways of life
      that are deemed superior to us would make their past, present and future glorious.

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  38. @subhodeep mukhopadhyaya please make an addition to the brahmin list of uttar pradesh:

    trigunayak/trigunayat/tigunayat/tigunait.

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  39. Sir: My husband is a Masundrai Brahmin and his Gotra is Vats, could you help me find out more about his family line or where the family might have originated from. They are currently living in Punjab and Haryana and the older generation are no longer living so they cannot give us the background of the family. We live in Canada and I would like to learn more about my Husband's people.

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    1. Please die in cananda....

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  40. Mantri is a surname used in Niyogi Brahmins in Andhra Pradesh.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mantri

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  41. pls add for gujarati

    mehta
    joshi
    parekh
    desai
    prabudesai
    jani
    shukla
    savla
    pancholi
    dave
    bhatt
    dwivedi
    trivedi
    chaturvedi

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    1. Vyas, Raval, Purohit, Acharya, Danak, Thanki, Shastri

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  42. ved bhatlavande please add bhatlavande in maharashtra list

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  43. add patwardhan, kelkar in maharashtrian brahmins

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  44. add patwardhan and kelkar in maharashtrian brahmins

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  45. Caste names of Garhwali Brahmins:(But based essentially on their village names!!! Nobody knows what was their caste before they settled in hills...Most of them claim that their ancestors came from the plains.....for e.g. Bahugunas claim to be actually bandopadhyas of bengal as their origin..20% of Uttarakhand's population is Brahmins..many have deserted hills because of lack of job opportunities...these Brahmins strictly follow the gotra systems and don't marry within their gotra or in their maternal/paternal gotra...many of them are in higher govt. positions...especially the army...Dobhal, Dhasmana, Bhat..

    1. Nautiyal
    2. Semwal
    3. Maithani
    4. Khanduri
    5. Semalti
    6. Gairola
    7. Raturi
    8. Dimri
    9. Chamoli
    10 Thapliyal
    11 Dyundi
    12 Nawani(Nauni)
    13 Hatwal
    14 Kothiyal
    15 Satti/Sati
    16 Bijalwan
    17 Lakhera
    18 Pujari
    19 Bahuguna
    20 Dangwal
    21 Dobhal
    22 Uniyal
    23 Ghildiyal
    24 Naithani
    25 Juyal
    26 Saklani
    27 Joshi
    28 Tiwadi/Tiwari
    29 Painyuli
    30 Chandola
    31 Dhaundiyal
    32 Mamgain
    33 Badthwal
    34 Naudiyal
    35 Kukreti
    36 Dhasmana
    37 Kainthola
    38 Suyal
    39 Bangwal
    40 Anthwal
    41 Baukhandi
    42 Jugran
    43 Malkoti
    44 Balodi
    45 Ghanshala
    46 Madwal
    47 Devrani
    48 Pokhriyal
    49 Dabral
    50 Sundriyal
    51 Kimothi
    52 Kothari
    53 Badola
    54 Baloni
    55 Panthri
    56 Badoni
    57 Purohit
    58 Kotnala
    59 Kala
    60 Malasi
    61 Pharasi
    62 Badani/Badhani
    63 Kudiyal/Kuriyal
    64 Bhatt
    65 Baudai
    66 Godura
    67 Silwal
    68 Amoli

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  46. What about 'DAS' surname of west bangal?

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  47. This site is a great one not only the issues it addresses but also the wealth of content it provides
    to the reader. No words of praise isn't perhaps enough for the efforts of shree Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay.
    He has rightly pointed out that, even the Brahmins in West Bengal let alone the rest of Hindu populace
    are not awre of bare Hindu customs. The reality is so stark that it can be seen even with one's eyes
    closed. I would wait with all eagerness to see if shree Mukhopadhyay can shed more light on this,in
    another article, as to why and when West Bengal Brahmins lost in the way.

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    1. Thank you for the kind words.

      I have addressed your query on why Hindu Bengalis have lost out in my other website, The Tiny Man. Please find the link below.
      http://www.thetinyman.in/2016/10/why-are-most-bengalis-anti-hindu-argumentative-anti-national.html

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    2. Why you complain west Bengal is ruled by Brahmin,Maharashtra is ruled by Brahmin 5% control the 95 percent Then what is the problem

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  48. Nepali baahun living in karnaali east part of Nepal are not bhramins in Nepal. They all are actualy "khas" came from middle east and some of them were taken by british from Latin Amerika and setteled them by british in Meghalaya as spys. Some of them came from middle east with Temur Len as the porter. Nepali khas started :yagopabit
    " only since B.S 2017-2040, just 55 year ago because they were suggested to
    have "janeu" by English. After visit of elizabeth to Nepal, a british team suggested to Nepali khas to pretend like bramin and change there cast so that it will become to save them from india. So all the nepali living in eastern part of Nepal are khas=kho. There ancistors were the porter of Temur len. They were storing hater of hindu sages and sanyasi so they killed abot 600 sanyasi who wrere fighting against British Raj in 1957. Specially the khas living in the district:gorkha, syanjaa, jhaapaa, morang and sunsari disguys themselvs when they marched from nepal to India to kill sanyasi. These khasas went to sanyasi as like pligims and sanyasi dal of Jhasi ki rani lakshmi baai happily welcomed them to stay night with them but khasa killd all 600 sanyasi during night. This was the hidden histry of Estern Nepal khas brahmins. They are not brahmin so they were called bahun by the kings and Thakuris. This was the reason the Thakuri of west part of Nepal never accepted a tika from them. They were khas. I can challange, please have a DNA Test of estern Nepali people and middle ast khas and Latinos and I am suru it will matches 100%

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  49. Add

    Dikshadar in Tamil Brahmins.
    They are Iyer.

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    1. They only live by/for Chidambaram Nataraja Temple as per the terms from Chola Kings.

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  50. A complete list of Chitpavan brahmins should be added. They are mainly from Konkan region of maharashtra-karnataka and speak Marathi/ Konkakni/ Kannada

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  51. Surname ram , caste Brahmin please tell me the gatro, living now in Malaysia.

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  52. I'm braman in bijnor(up) i use soti(shotriye) as surname

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  53. Kya koi wyakti sirf caste se hi brahman hota hai.....

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  54. Punjabi brahmin
    SAILI,Rishi,Sharma,Vaid,Bhardwaj,Prashar,Vashisht,Teji,

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  55. In Karnataka, Heggade are Jains but Hegade/Hegde are brahmins. You have missed out lot of brahmin's surnames from Karnataka which are listed below:

    Joshi
    Kulkarni
    Deshmukh
    Deshpande
    Purohit
    Purandare
    Dixit
    Hegde/Hegade
    Nayak
    Rao
    Sharma
    Bhardwaj etc.

    BTW, I'm not a brahmin by birth

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  56. Saraswats must be written in one category as they are from common ansestry as well as culture all keshmiri, punjabi , most of marathi and goa , and also few in Rajasthan & oddisian brahmins are saraswat brahmin. Biggest brahmin caste of india

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  57. By the way where are punjabi and rajisthani brahmins list.

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  58. Please enter the following surnames of brahmins who generally belongs to Madhya Pradesh (Baghel khand area Satna Rewa sidhi sahdol distt) and other parts in mp

    Sharma

    Rao

    Bhatt

    Bhat

    Dasaundhi

    Garg

    Pathak

    Parauha

    Dubey

    Tiwari

    Choubey

    Trivedi
    Chaturvedi
    Shukla
    Shukul
    Mishra




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  59. Please enter the following surnames of brahmins who generally belongs to Madhya Pradesh (Baghel khand area Satna Rewa sidhi sahdol distt) and other parts in mp

    Sharma

    Rao

    Bhatt

    Bhat

    Dasaundhi

    Garg

    Pathak

    Parauha

    Dubey

    Tiwari

    Choubey

    Trivedi
    Chaturvedi
    Shukla
    Shukul
    Mishra




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  60. Replies
    1. Gautam are Saraswat brahmins from northern India.

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    2. Gotama Brahmin are in the Heart of Lord Brahma

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  61. Who are brahmbhatts in Gujarat? Are they brahmin?

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  62. Pujari surname Belong to brahmin cast ..some ask which r u brahmin than I don't have ans.so Pujari surname is which kind of brahmin

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  63. Pujari surname Belong to brahmin cast ..some ask which r u brahmin than I don't have ans.so Pujari surname is which kind of brahmin

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  64. Rajpurohit is a very powerful caste in Rajasthani Brahmins.it has so many gotras like rajguru, parashar, vyas, jagarwal etc.

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  65. Rajpurohit is a very powerful caste in Rajasthani Brahmins.it has so many gotras like rajguru, parashar, vyas, jagarwal etc.

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  66. Rajpurohit is a very powerful caste in Rajasthani Brahmins.it has so many gotras like rajguru, parashar, vyas, jagarwal etc.

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  67. There is one most important surname missing in U.P.Brahamin group,please add this "AWASTHI".who they arranged "awasath"yajna for vanprasthashram pravesh they all brahmins called Awasthi.I have defination for all uttarpradesh kanyakubja brahmins'surname if anybody interested to know.btw all bengali brahmins ended with upadhyay mukhopaddhyay,bandopaddhyay etc.are also related to kanyakubja brahman shakha....

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  68. Actually, Sharma, Varma and Dass are not surnames, but are suffix titles to be placed after their first names by Brahmins, Kshtriyas and Vaishyas respectively.

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  69. This is amusing and not very well informed. Virtually ll Brahmins use the title Sharman(or Sharma) when they do rituals. The origin of Iyer is iyya with added the respectful r at the end becomes iyer. name like Subbiah and Muthiah were common less than a hundred years back not just among Tamil Brahmins. In the list gothras ar mixed up with titles. Names like Krishnan and Rangarajan are used by most castes not just Brahmins in TN. In Kerala Nambissans and warriers are Ambalavasis(residing in the temple) who provided services in the temple.This whole thing need editing and ill informed suggestions do not help.
    bmniac

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  70. Brahmin population in india?

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  71. gandhi is also brahmin

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  72. Rai and tyagi missed out in UP list. Deshpande in karnataka

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  73. In Tamilnadu,Andhra Pradesh,Karnataka and Kerala brahamans are not aboriginal of dravidian land..They came from north india.They were 'Anti Sanskrit' Brahamans.They hate Sanskrit language.They went to settle dravidian region near about 2500 years ago.They invented their own Grammar style of dravdian languages but faild to get the vocabulary.They used tribal words mixing with a majority of sanskrit words.Aryavart Brahamans or you can say Arya Brahamans were not interested in Idol worshiping at that period (except Shiva linga Worship).This was the reason why temples of Dravidian region are much older and richest than Aryavart temples.They holy birth places of lord Ram, lord Krishna are in north india but in north there is not any oldest temple of hindu religion due to lack of interest of idol worship of Aryan as they follow the Vedic scripts ,Vedas.This is the main difference between north indian brahamans and Dravidian brahamans.There is not anything like North indian brahamans and South indian Brahamans.All are same .

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  74. Is gupta surname brahmin in bihar

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  75. Is gupta are brahmin in bihar

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  76. History of Garhwali Brahmin Surnames
    मूल रूप से गढ़वाल में ब्राह्मण जातियां तीन हिस्सो में बांटी गई है :-
    1 सरोला
    2 गंगाड़ी
    3 नाना
    सरला और गंगाड़ी 8 वीं और 9वीं शताब्दी के दौरान मैदानी भाग से उत्तराखंड आए थे। पवार शासक के राजपुरोहित के रूप में सरोला आये थे।
    गढ़वाल में आने के बाद सरोला और गंगाड़ी लोगो ने नाना गोत्र के ब्राह्मणों से शादी की।
    सरोला ब्राह्मण के द्वारा बनाया गया भोजन सब लोग खा लेते है परंतु गंगाड़ी जाती का अधिकार केवल अपने सगे-सम्बन्धियो तक ही सिमित है।
    1. नौटियाल -
    700 साल पहले टिहेरी से आकर तली चांदपुर में नौटी गाव में आकर बस गए !
    आप के आदि पुरष है नीलकंठ और देविदया, जो गौर ब्राहमण है।।
    नौटियाल चांदपुर गढ़ी के राजा कनकपाल के साथ सम्वत 945 मै धर मालवा से आकर यहाँ बसी, इनके बसने के स्थान का नाम गोदी था जो बाद मैं नौटी नाम मैं परिवर्तित हो गया और यही से ये जाती नौटियाल नाम से प्रसिद हुई।
    2. डोभाल -
    गढ़वाली ब्राह्मणों की प्रमुख शाखा गंगाडी ब्राह्मणों मैं डोभाल जाती सम्वत 945 मै संतोली कर्नाटक से आई मूलतः कान्यकुब्ज ब्रह्मण जाती थी।
    मूल पुरुष कर्णजीत डोभा गाँव मैं बसने से डोभाल कहलाये।

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  77. Gujrat brahmin add
    PANDYA
    PALIWAL
    JOSHI
    PAL
    BARAIYA
    JANI
    DHANDHALIYA
    DAVE
    LADHAVA
    JALELA
    PAREKH

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  78. In himachal...pls add
    Sharma,
    Shandil,
    Bhardwaj,
    Joshi,
    Pandit,
    Agnihotri,

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  79. In himachal...pls add
    Sharma,
    Shandil,
    Bhardwaj,
    Joshi,
    Pandit,
    Agnihotri,

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  80. In himachal...pls add
    Sharma,
    Shandil,
    Bhardwaj,
    Joshi,
    Pandit,
    Agnihotri,

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  81. This article and the subsequent comments are interesting. I do agree that the Tamil Brahmins and the Karnataka Brahmins have held up the brahminical way of life. I am a Tamil Brahmin who has lived in Karnataka for a long time now and therefore understand that aspect. However, I cannot comment about the other states although I have lived and travelled across the country, I have not paid too much attention to this aspect.
    As a parent of two adult children, I have inculcalated the true brahminical values in spirit with respect for everybody in this country/world. Brahminism is not something to flaunt but a deep commitment to live by its dictum, understanding why the caste system came up in the true sense. We truly need to respect and acknowledge each one's contribution to society. A society only full of Brahmins cannot sustain.

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  82. Rajasthani surname pz add "Mehta" Gaud bramhin

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  83. Gujarati Brahmins :
    Joshi
    Bhatt
    Thaker
    Trivedi
    Mehta
    Dave
    Purohit
    Shukla
    Pandya
    Raval
    Rajyaguru
    Jani
    Dhandhalia
    Pathak


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  84. Gujarati Brhmin :
    Joshi
    Jani
    Pancholi
    Thaker
    Trivedi
    Dave
    Maheta
    Purohit
    Pathak
    Rajyaguru
    Bhatt
    Shukla
    Pandya
    Raval
    Dhandhalia

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  85. Bundelkhandi brahmins
    Chaturvedi
    Dwivedi
    Gautam
    Mishra
    Tripathi
    Tiwari
    Dixit
    Nayak
    Pandey
    Pateriya
    Pipraiya
    Adjaria
    Dubey


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