Karnataka Brahmin

Karnataka Brahmins or Carnatic Brahmins are Pancha Dravida Brahmin communities native to the Indian state of Karnataka.They are classified into two sub-divisions based on their places of origin in Karnataka, "Kannada Nadu" (Kannada region) and "Tulu Nadu" (Tulu region). The Karnataka Brahmins from Kannada Nadu region speak Kannada and are known as Kannada Brahmins, while the Karnataka Brahmins from Tulu Nadu region of Karnataka speak Tulu and are known as Tuluva Brahmins.[1][2]

ClassificationEdit

Karnataka Brahmins fall under the Pancha Dravida Brahmin classification of the Brahmin community in India.[3] Karnataka Brahmins are divided into three major sub-divisions, the Smarta, Madhva and Sri Vaishnava with several sub-divisions under each.[4][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Imtiaz Hasnain (16 July 2013). Alternative Voices: (Re)searching Language, Culture, Identity …. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. p. 349. ISBN 9781443849982. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  2. ^ Journal of the Institute of Asian Studies, Volume 10. The Institute. 1992. p. 67.
  3. ^ Karnataka State Gazetteer: Mysore. Director of Print, Stationery and Publications at the Government Press. 1988. p. 157. Of the two broad divisions among the brahmins, the Pancha Gowda of the north and the Pancha Dravida of the south, the brahmins of the Karnataka belong to the latter. There are the four linguistic groups speaking Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam.
  4. ^ P. P. Nārāyanan Nambūdiri (1992). Aryans in South India. Inter-India Publications. p. 76. ISBN 9788121002660. The Canarese or the Karnataka Brahmins The Canarese speaking or Karnataka brahmins are divided into two major sub-divisions, the Smarta and Madhwa with several sub- divisions under each.
  5. ^ Karnataka State Gazetteer: Mysore. Director of Print, Stationery and Publications at the Government Press. 1988. p. 157. All the Brahmins belong to one of the three sects, i.e., the Smarthas, the Madhwa and the Srivaishnava, followers of Shankaracharya, Madhwacharya and Ramanujacharya.