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Kudaldeshkar Gaud Brahman

Kudaldeshkar Aadhya Gaud Saraswat Brahman
Regions with significant populations

Primary populations in: Goa, Maharashtra, Karnataka

Populations in: United Kingdom, United States, Arab States
Konkani, Marathi, Malwani
Related ethnic groups

Gaud Saraswat Brahman

Daivajna, Padye, Karhade Brahmin

Kudaldeshkar Gaud Saraswat Brahmin is a community hailing from the western coast of India, residing in the Konkan division of Maharashtra, Goa . This community is also known as Kudaldeshkar Gaud Brahman and sometimes Kudalkar Brahmans. They speak dialects of Marathi, Malwani dialect of Konkani.

The location of state of Maharashtra in India. Majority of Kudaldeshkars live in Maharashtra and the adjacent state of Goa (left)
Divisions of Maharashtra. The red region is an approximate indication of Konkan, the coastal region of Maharashtra and the ancestral home of Kudaldeshkars


Kudaldeshkar Adya Goud Brahmans follow Shankaracharya's Advait school of philosophy, and have their own three centuries old Math in Dabholi village in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The first pontiff of the Shreemat Purnanand Swamiji[1] was initiated into Sanyasa by Vishwananda Swamiji. The present 20th pontiff of the Math is Pradyumnanand Swamiji.[2]


They abide by all the Shodasha Samskaras and other Brahminical rituals, but are not so orthodox, and are highly educated, cultured, and flexible.


The original language of Kudaldeshkars is Malwani dialect. The Malwani dialects of Konkani (also referred to as a creoles between Konkani and Marathi). Today Malwani is more significantly identified as the principal language of Kudaldeshkars and also of the natives of the Sindhudurg district. There is no special script or text characters for Malwani and it is generally written in Marathi. They also speak Marathi in Maharashtra, and Konkani in Goa, and Karnataka. Malwani is also called Kudali, originally known as Kudwali. Kudwal is the ancient name for Kudal.

Historians say that the period of migration of Kudalkars and the Daivajnas from the northern part of India occurred at the same, and they settled in Goa in the same period. For this reason, members of both the communities speak the same dialect of Konkani in Goa.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Dabholi Math on Konkan Online
  2. ^ About Dabholi Matha
  3. ^ "Gomantak Prakruti ani Sanskruti" by B.D. Satoskar, published by Shubhada Publication

External links

  • Kudaldeshkar Gaud Brahman Unnati Mandal Goa
  • Kudaldeshkar Gaud Brahmin Snehavardhak Sangh
  • Kudaldeshkar Samaj ,Goregaon
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