Where are Smartha Brahmins from?

More Smarta temples are found in West and South India, than in North India.

Which surname comes under brahmins?

Mishra, Pandey, Bharadwaj, Deshmukh, Deshpande, Kulkarni, Desai, Patil, Jothi, Kaul, Trivedi, Chaturvedi, Agnihotri, Mukherjee, Chatterjee, Acharya, Goswami, Desai, Bhat, Rao, Hegde, Sharma, Shastri, Tiwari, Shukla, Namboothiri, Iyer, Iyengar and what not. Brahmins use their caste names as surnames with much pride.

What are Kannada Brahmin surnames?

The main sections among Kannada Brahmins are Havyaka Brahmins, Deshastha Brahmins, Koteshwara Brahmins, Badaganadu Brahmins, Babburkammes, Hebbar Iyengar, Hoysala Karnataka Brahmins, Kota Brahmins, Sthanika Brahmins. and Shivalli Brahmins.

Are Kota Brahmins Smartha?

Kota Brahmins are a Hindu Brahmin subcaste mainly from the Indian state of Karnataka. Kota Brahmins are mainly concentrated in the villages of Kota of Udupi district. Kotas follow Smarta tradition. The Guru Narasimha Temple, Saligrama is important to them.

Which caste is highest in Karnataka?

Among major SCs, Banjara have the highest (88.9 per cent) rural population, followed by Holaya (82.0 per cent), Bhambi (80.7 per cent), Madiga (80.3 per cent), Adi Karnataka (76.2 per cent) and Bhovi (74.9 per cent).

How many Smriti are there?

Yājñavalkya gives the list of total 20 by adding two more Smritis, namely, Yājñavalkyasmriti and Manusmriti.

Are Kulkarni Brahmin?

The name “Kulkarni” is a combination of two words (kula and karni). The name is found among the Brahmin communities of these states such as Deshastha, Karhade and also among the Chandraseniya Kayastha Prabhu (CKP) community. The reason the Kulkarni was a Brahmin or CKP was because literacy was mandatory for the office.

Is Ghoshal a Brahmin?

Ghosal or Ghoshal (Hindi: घोषाल, Bengali: ঘোষাল) is a surname of Brahmins originating from the Bengal region of the Indian subcontinent.

Who are Velanadu Brahmins?

Vaidiki Velanadu is a sub-caste of Telugu speaking Smarta Brahmins whose ancestral roots lie in velanadu region, the ancient name for the coastal region on the banks of River Krishna in the Guntur district and Prakasam district. Some may have roots in Northern Andhra Pradesh near Vishakapatnam or Srikakulam.

Are iyers Smarthas?

The majority reside in Tamil Nadu. The title ‘Iyer’ was used as a designation for all Tamil Smartha Brahmins during the medieval period, during which they were organised into single community. According to popular tradition, Iyers are descendants of Indo-Aryan migrants from North India.

Are Lingayats Brahmin?

According to the sociologist M. N. Srinivas, Lingayats traditionally believed themselves to be equal in status to Brahmins, and some orthodox Lingayats were so anti-Brahmin that they would not eat food cooked or handled by Brahmins.

What is the last name of a Brahmin?

Brahmins were traditionally priests (pandit, purohit, or pujari) or teachers (guru or acharya).

What are the surnames of Madhwa Brahmins in Karnataka?

Some Brahmins have surname line Shastry or Jois based on the profession they followed, but usually they won’t carry over the surname to next generation. Madhwa Brahmins in South Karnataka usually have Rao surname. In malnad/western ghats region we can find below Brahmin surnames.

Are there any surnames in Kannada Brahmin community?

In South Karnataka/old Mysore region, Brahmins usually don’t have any surname like all other communities here. One can’t make out the caste from our names. My name Goutham or User-9748399436404828584 won’t give any hint about our caste. This is how we are named here, no surnames, rarely second names like Murthy or Kumar.

What are the names of Deshastha Rigvedi Brahmins?

Deshastha Brahmin— Deshpande, Kulkarni, Joshi, Kelapure, Khot, Sevekari, Sagdeo, Khaladkar, Deshmukh, Sakhare, Ingle, Ekbote, Ranade, Tillu, Pande, Pund, Panshikar, Panse, ( there are two major sub castes Deshastha Rigvedi Brahmins and Deshastha Yajurvedi Brahmins surnames run into thousands)