Kanyakubja Brahmin

Kanyakubja Brahmins are a Brahmin community mainly found in northern India. They are classified as one of the Pancha Gauda Brahmin communities native to the north of the Vindhyas.

Pancha Gauda Brahmin
Regions with significant populations
Uttar PradeshMadhya PradeshChhattisgarhJharkhandWest BengalBiharAssamTripura
Languages
Sanskrit (traditional) • HindiBhojpuriBengaliother Indo-Aryan languages
Religion
Hinduism
Related ethnic groups
Saraswat BrahminsGauda BrahminsMaithil BrahminsUtkala Brahmins

Kanyakubja Brahmins are also considered most Martial of all Brahmins and Were mostly powerful landlords during British colonial period in the Awadh Region.[1][2]

Sub-groups of this community include the Saryupareen Brahmins,Jujhautiya Brahmins and the Bhumihar[3]

References

  1. ^ Central Secretariat Library (1865). Gazetteer of the province of Oudh Vol II. North western provinces and oudh government press, Allahabad.
  2. ^ Upinder Singh (2008). A History of Ancient and Early Medieval India. Pearson Education India. p. 575. ISBN 9788131711200.
  3. ^ People of India Uttar Pradesh Volume XLII Part Two edited by A Hasan & J C Das pages 718 to 724 Manohar Publications