- 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 Maharashtracoast, Goaand coastal Karnataka.
Most Konkani brahmins belong to the
Smarthasect, meaning that they adhere to the Advaitaphilosophy expounded by Sri Adi Shankaracharya. Prominent communities among the Konkani brahmins include:
Saraswat Brahmins, including:
Goud Saraswat Brahmins- speak Konkani and Marathi.
Chitrapur SaraswatsBrahmins - speak Marathi, Konkani and Kannadain Karnataka.
Rajapur Saraswat Brahmins- speak a dialect of Konkani mixed with Marathi called Malvani.
DaivajnaBrahmins known as "Shet"(shreshtha) in coastal region.
ChitpavanBrahmins, also known as "Konkanastha" Brahmins -speak a dialect of Konkani called as Chitpavaniand pure Marathi.
Padye( speak Bhati Bhasha}
Bhatt Prabhu( speak standard Konkani )
*Heirarchy amongst the castes.
1.Panchdravidas ( Karhades ,Chitpavans )
2.Panchgoudas ( Sarwaswats )
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