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Hinduism - Who Are The Pancha Gauda?

 


The Gaudas and Kanaujias, who cover much of northern India; the Maithilas in northern Bihar; the Utkalas in the coastal state of Orissa; and the Saraswats, who are historically located in numerous widely dispersed locations, are the five primary northern Indian brahmin groups.

One clan resided in modern-day Pakistan's coastal area of Sindh, however most went to Bombay following Partition in 1947.

Another group lived in pre-partition Punjab, albeit they, too, have migrated away from the section of Punjab that is now part of Pakistan.

The Gauda Saraswats, a third branch, may be found on a limited stretch of shoreline in the southern Indian state of Karnataka.

~Kiran Atma


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Hinduism - Who Are The Maithila Brahmins?

 

Pancha Gauda is a group of northern Indian brahmins who make up one of five northern brahmin communities: Kanaujia, Gauda, Utkala, and Saraswat.

Maithila brah mins are a minor ethnic group located solely in the Mithila area of modern-day Bihar.

Despite their small size, Maithila brahmins are noted for their dedication to scholarship and culture, as shown by their most famous member, poet Vidyapati.


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Hinduism - Who Are The Pancha Gauda Brahmins?

 


The Kanaujias, Maithilas, Utkalas, and Saraswats are the four northern brahmin communities (Pancha Gauda); 

The other four are the Kanaujias, Maithilas, Utkalas, and Saraswats.

Gauda brahmins are most common in northern India's western half, particularly in the western regions of the states of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, as well as Haryana and Rajasthan. 



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