Kota brahmin

Kota brahmin

Ethnic group

group=Kota Brahmin
poptime= 100,000 (estimate)
popplace=Indian states of Karnataka, Kerala
langs=Mother tongue is Kota Kannada, a dialect of Kannada
* Divisions based on sect:
** Smarthas
* Divisions based on Veda:
** Rigvedi
* Smartha Brahmin

Kota Brahmins hail from the Kundapur and surrounding areas of Udupi district in Karnataka. Originally, thought to have been brought to these places from northern India by Parashurama, they speak a Kannada different from the other dialects spoken in that region.Kota Brahmins are more specifically concentrated in villages of Kota, Saligrama and Koteshwara of Udupi Taluk.One of the famous Kota Brahmins is Dr.Shivarama Karantha (Jnanapeetha award winner) who hailed from Saligrama, of Udupi Taluk.

For more information [http://www.kootabandhu.org/index.html]

Origin of Kotas

The origin of Dakshina kannada Brahmins, which includes Kota Brahmins, is given by Mr. Neria Harish Hebbar, MD in his Article [http://www.boloji.com/places/0019.htm |The Tale of Tuluva Brahmins]

Guru Narashima

Kotas Today

Geographic Distribution





Kotas are the subsect of Brahmin caste of Hinduism.upadhya

Prominent Members

Dr.Shivarama Karanth- Jnanapeetha award winner, poet

Ullas Karanth

B. V. Karanth- Kannada playwright and director

Kalinga Navada- Famous Yakshagaana Bhagavatha(Singer) of the Millennium
Sadananda Maiyya, MTR Foods
Nilakantha Somayaji- Famous asrologer

Indra Nooyi- Chairman and CEO of Pepsi

Gopalakrishna Adiga- Kannada poet

Upendra- Famous Kannada film actor and director

Suma Hande- Child Prodigy and industrial baron
Late G.V. Atri- Famous Kannada sugama sangeetha singer

ee also

* Hinduism
* Brahmin
* Karnataka
* Kannada

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