Hinduism in Go: Daivajna Surnames and Gotras, List of Goud Saraswat Brahmin Surnames, List of Temples in Goa

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General Books LLC, 2010 - 108 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 49. Chapters: Goan Brahmins, Hindu temples in Goa, Daivadnya, Goud Saraswat Brahmin, Chitpavan, List of Gaud Saraswat Brahmins, Karhade Brahmin, Chitrapur Saraswat Brahmin, Daivajna surnames and Gotras, List of Goud Saraswat Brahmin surnames, List of temples in Goa, Mallikarjuna Temple, Goa, Gomantak Maratha Samaj, Mahadev Temple, Tambdi Surla, Kudaldeshkar Gaud Brahman, List of Daivajna temples and other affiliated temples, Saptakoteshwar, Mahalasa, Shanta Durga Temple, Goan temple, Mangueshi Temple, Mahamaya Kalika Devasthan Kasarpal, Padye, Naik Maratha Samaj, Shantadurga Kalangutkarin Temple, Konkani Brahmins, Bhatt Prabhu, Ravalnath, Saibini, Caste system in Goa, Ramnathi, Gauda and Kunbi, Zatra, Villages and Agraharas in Goa and their ancient names, List of Daivajna temples in Goa, Vimleshwar Temple, Ethnic and social groups of Goa and Konkan, Kulapurusha, Kharvi, Mandodari Temple, Betki, Agrashala, Vahanas used in Goan temples, Madval, Gavli, List of Goan Brahmin communities. Excerpt: The or Daivadnyas Brahmins is an ethno-religious community and a Hindu Brahmin sub-caste of the west coast of India, predominantly residing in the states of Goa, coastal Karnataka, and coastal Maharashtra.Goa is considered the homeland of this tribe; they are believed to have flourished and prospered in Goa and hence they are called Gomantaka Daivaj a. Due to many socio-economic reasons, they emigrated to different parts of India within the last few centuries. They are commonly known as ?e? in the coastal region. The word ?e? is a corrupt form of the word ?re ha or ?re hin, which could mean excellent, distinguished, or superior. Over time the word was transformed from ?re ha to ?e? Most of the older generation from the Daivaj a community in Goa call themselves ?e B?ma?, which is a corrupt form of ?re hi Br?hma?a. The Portuguese referred...

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