Utkala Brahmin is also known as Utkal Brahmin is a Brahmin caste in India. Utkala Brahmins are the historical caretakers of the Jagannath Temple in Puri. The Utkala Brahmins are one of the five Pancha Gouda Brahmin communities that originally resided to the north of the Vindhyas. They constitute more than 7% of Odisha state population.
Priests from Utkala Brahmin community, during Yatra with Shankararcharya of Puri (center)
|Populated states||Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh|
|Related groups||Jyotish, Karan|
|Kingdom (original)||Utkala Kingdom|