Maharashtrian Brahmin communities: Daivadnya, Deshastha Brahmin, List of Deshastha Brahmin surnames, Goud Saraswat Brahmin, Chitpavan

 
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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: 39. Chapters: Daivadnya, Deshastha Brahmin, List of Deshastha Brahmin surnames, Goud Saraswat Brahmin, Chitpavan, List of Gaud Saraswat Brahmins, Karhade Brahmin, Chitrapur Saraswat Brahmin, List of Goud Saraswat Brahmin surnames, List of Chitpavans, Peshwa, Kudaldeshkar Gaud Brahman, Konkani Brahmins, Devrukhe, Phadnavis, Maharashtrian brahmin, Marathi brahmins. 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 Daivajña. Due to many socio-economic reasons, they emigrated to different parts of India within the last few centuries. They are commonly known as Śeṭ in the coastal region. The word Śeṭ is a corrupt form of the word Śreṣṭha or Śreṣṭhin, which could mean excellent, distinguished, or superior. Over time the word was transformed from Śreṣṭha to Śeṭ Most of the older generation from the Daivajña community in Goa call themselves Śeṭī Bāmaṇ, which is a corrupt form of Śreṣṭhi Brāhmaṇa. The Portuguese referred these people as Xete (cf. Xett, Xete) or sometimes Chatim (cf. Xatim), which is now Cyātī in the Konkani language; the word was a Portuguese appellation for "trader" derived from the local word Śreṣṭhin. Śeṭs are often called Daivajña Suvarṇakāra (cf. Svarṇakāra). Daivajña Brāhmaṇa and Gomantaka Daivajña Brāhmaṇa are sometimes abbreviated as DB and GDB respectively. A Shett gentlemen from Goa, from late 18th - early 19th century (Courtesy: Gomant Kalika, Nutan Samvatsar Visheshank, April 2002)The word is written as दैवज्ञ in Devanāgarī and ದೈವಜ್ಞ in Kannaḍa. Different authorities spell the word differently. Some of the stan...

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