Nagar Brahmins

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This article is about the social caste. For the moth family, see Brahmaeidae. For similarly spelled words, see Nagar (disambiguation).
Nagar Brahmin
नागर ब्राह्मण
Varna Brahmin
Religions Om.svg Hinduism
Languages Gujarati, Malvi, Hindi, English
Country India, USA, Canada
Populated States Gujarat, Rajasthan, New Jersey, Illinois, Ontario
Region Malwa, Mumbai, Kolkata
Ethnicity Indian
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Nagar Brahmins in western India (c. 1855-1862).

Nagars are believed to be one of the oldest of the Brahmin groups found primarily in Gujarat, but also in Rajasthan, Malwa and in states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar even as far as Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh in the north, West Bengal in the east and Karnataka in the south. In North India, they form a sub-group of Vyas Brahmins.

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"Hatkeshwar Mahadev Temple Vadnagar"


The oldest account of the Nagars is given in the Nagar Khand, a part of the Skanda Purana.[1]

Notable people

See also

Nagar Muslims


  1. Research in Sociology: Abstracts of M.A. and Ph. D. Dissertations Completed in the Department of Sociology, University of Bombay, Concept Publishing Company, 1989, p. 100

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