Konkani Brahmins

Konkani Brahmins

Konkani Brahmins are those Brahmins whose mother-tongue is Konkani and/or Marathi, two related language spoken in western India. Konkani brahmins hail mainly from the southern part of the Maharashtra coast, Goa and coastal Karnataka.

Most Konkani brahmins belong to the Smartha sect, meaning that they adhere to the Advaita philosophy expounded by Sri Adi Shankaracharya. Prominent communities among the Konkani brahmins include:
*Saraswat Brahmins, including:
*#Goud Saraswat Brahmins - speak Konkani and Marathi.
*#Chitrapur Saraswats Brahmins - speak Marathi, Konkani and Kannada in Karnataka.
*#Rajapur Saraswat Brahmins - speak a dialect of Konkani mixed with Marathi called Malvani.
*Daivajna Brahmins known as "Shet"(shreshtha) in coastal region.
*Chitpavan Brahmins, also known as "Konkanastha" Brahmins -speak a dialect of Konkani called as Chitpavani and pure Marathi.
*Karhade Brahmins
*#Padye ( speak Bhati Bhasha }
*#Bhatt Prabhu ( speak standard Konkani )

*Heirarchy amongst the castes.

1.Panchdravidas ( Karhades ,Chitpavans )

2.Panchgoudas ( Sarwaswats )


ee also

*Konkani people
*Kannada Brahmins
*Deshastha Brahmins
*Karhade Brahmins
*Bhatt Prabhu
*Forward Castes

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