List of Brahmin Dynasties and States
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List of Brahmin Dynasties and States
Main Gate of Darbhanga Fort

Brahmins occupy the highest ritual position among the four varnas of Hinduism. Since the Late Vedic period the Brahmins, who were generally classified as priests,mentor,teacher who were also rulers, zamindars, and holders of other highest administrative posts.[1][2][3]

Brahmin dynasties

Following is the list of dynasties ruled by Brahmins in the Indian Subcontinent:

  1. The Shunga Empire of Magadha was established by Pushyamitra Shunga.[4]
  2. The Kanva dynasty replaced the Shunga Empire in Magadha and ruled in the Eastern regions of India.
  3. Parivrajaka dynasty ruled parts of central India during the 5th and 6th centuries. The kings of this dynasty bore the title Maharaja, and probably ruled as feudatories of the Gupta Empire. The royal family came from a lineage of Brahmins of Bharadvaja Gotra.[]
  4. Kadamba dynasty (345 - 525 CE) was a dynasty that ruled northern Karnataka and the Konkan from Banavasi in present-day Uttara Kannada district.
  5. Pallava dynasty {c.285 -905 CE} was a dynasty of the Bharadvaja gotra, prayers were conducted by brahmins, pallavas ruled Andhra (Krishna-Guntur) and North and Central Tamil Nadu.[5]
  6. The Chalukyas of Badami were an indigenous Brahmin family with Kannada as their mother tongue.
  7. The Oiniwar Dynasty, based in Mithila were Maithil Brahmins.
  8. Vakataka dynasty was a dynasty from the Indian subcontinent that is believed to have extended from the southern edges of Malwa and Gujarat in the north to the Tungabhadra River in the south as well as from the Arabian Sea in the west to the edges of Chhattisgarh in the east.
  9. Varman dynasty was an ancient dynasty in Assam, alongside Davaka. All the rulers of this dynasty were Kamrupi Brahmins.
  10. Brahman dynasty of Sindh was founded by Chach of Alor, later ruled by Chandar of Sindh and Raja Dahir.
  11. Bhurshut dynasty was a medieval Hindu dynasty spread across what is now Howrah and Hooghly districts in the Indian state of West Bengal;which was ruled by a royal Brahmin family.
  12. Kabul Shahi dynasty belonged to Bali clan of Mohyal Brahmin.
  13. Aryacakravarti dynasty which was ruled by Tamil Brahmins.
  14. Jaffna Kingdom of Sri Lanka;which was ruled by Tamil Brahmins.
  15. Peshwas were Brahmin and were the de facto rulers of Maratha Empire

Brahmin Zamindars

Following is the list of Zamindari's ruled by Brahmins in the Indian Subcontinent:

1. Darbhanga Raj of Mithila, Bihar - Ruled by Maithil Brahmin

2. Rajshahi Raj of Bengal - Ruled by Rajshahi family - (Varendra Brahmin)

3. Banaili Estate of Bihar - Ruled by Chaudhary Bahadhur lineage - (Maithil Brahmin)

4. Bhawal Estate of Bengal - Ruled by Choudhary lineage - (Shrotriya Brahmin)

5. Nadia Raj of Bengal - Ruled by Roy or Ray lineage - (Kulin Brahmin)

6. Dighapatia Raj of Bengal - Ruled by Roy lineage - (Varendra Brahmin)

7. Muktagacha Raj of Bengal - Ruled by Chowdhary lineage - (Varendra Brahmin)[1]

8. Susanga Raj of Bengal - Ruled by Sinha lineage - (Varendra Brahmin)

9. Vishalgad Estate of the British Raj - Ruled by Pant Prathinidhi family - (Deshastha Brahmin)

10. Ichalkaranji Estate of the British Raj - Ruled by Joshi family - (Chitpavan Brahmin)

11. Yelandur Estate of Mysore Kingdom - Ruled by Madhwa Brahmin family.

12. Panyam Zamindari of Madras Presidency - Ruled by Deshastha Brahmins

13. Arni Estate of Madras Presidency - Ruled by Deshastha Brahmins

14. Anapur Estate of Bihar - Ruled by Bhumihar Brahmins

15. Tekari Raj of Bihar - Ruled by Bhumihar Brahmins

16. Dharhara Estate ruled by Bhumihars

17. Jogini Estate ruled by Bhumihars

18. Goshi Estate

19. Sheohar Raj Ruled by Bhumihars

20. Madhubhan Raj ruled by Maithili Brahmins

21. Bettiah Raj ruled by Bhumihar Brahmins

22. Simlapal Raj ruled by Utkal Brahmin

23. Salemgarh Raj ruled by Bhumihar Brahmins

24. Bhandhar Leod Gadi Estate

25. Hathwa Raj ruled by Bhumihar Brahmins

26. Maksudhpur Raj ruled by Bhumihar Brahmins

27. Pahleha Raj of Gaya

28. Pakhra Raj

29. Poondoi Raj

30. Ratwara Raj

31. Nathdwarar Estate of Thikhana,Udaipur

32. Natore Raj of Bengal - Ruled by Roy Lineage - (Varendra Brahmin)[6]

33. Ajodhya Raj (formerly Mahdauna) of Uttar Pradesh - Ruled by Sakaldipi Brahmin

34. Ausanganj Estate of Oudh - Ruled by Gautham lineage - (Brahmin)

35. Mymensingh Raj of Bengal - Ruled by Chowdhury Lineage - (Varendra Brahmin) 36. Tamkuhi Raj of Uttar Pradesh - Ruled by Sahi lineage - (Bhumihar Brahmin)

37. Tajpur Raj of Uttar Pradesh - Ruled by Chaudhary lineage - (Tyagi Brahmin)

38. Polavaram Zamindari - Ruled by Koccharlakota family - (Telugu Brahmin)

39. Lakkavaram Zamindari - Ruled by Mantripregada family - (Telugu Brahmin)

Brahmin princely states

Following is the list of princely states ruled by Brahmins:

  1. Aundh State, ruled by Deshasthas.
  2. Bhor State, a 9 gun Salute princely state ruled by Deshasthas.
  3. Gaurihar State of Madhya Pradesh ruled by Deshasthas.
  4. Jalaun State of Bundelkhand region ruled by a Deshasthas.
  5. Jhansi State ruled by Karhades.
  6. Jamkhandi State ruled by Chitpavans.
  7. Ramdurg State ruled by Chitpavans.
  8. Miraj Junior and Miraj Senior states were ruled by Chitpavans.
  9. Kurundvad Senior and Kurundvad Junior states were rulered by Patwardhan clan of Chitpavans.
  10. Sangli State, an 11 gun Salute princely state ruled by Chitpavans.
  11. Panth-Piploda Province a province of British India ruled by a Deshasthas.
  12. Chaube Jagirs were a group of five feudatory princely states of Central India during the period of the British Raj. which were ruled by different branches of Brahmin family.
  13. Benares State, a 13 gun salute (15 gun salute local) state ruled by Bhumihar Brahmins.
  14. Arni estate was a jagir in the erstwhile Madras Presidency;which was ruled by Deshasthas.
  15. Yelandur estate was a jagir in the erstwhile Mysore State;which was ruled by Madhwas.
  16. Baudh State was a princely state ruled by a Brahmin family who adopted as successor a nephew of the Raja of Keonjhar.
  17. Bhatinda was ruled and administrated by Bhanot saraswat brahmins.
  18. King Porus was an ancient king and 1st brahmin king of mohyal lineage of punjab

References

  1. ^ a b U. A. B. Razia Akter Banu (1992). Islam in Bangladesh. E. J. Brill. p. 22. ISBN 90-04-09497-0.
  2. ^ Shibani Kinkar Chaube. The Idea of Nation and Its Future in India. Taylor & Francis. p. 219. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ Patrick Olivelle. Between the Empires: Society in India 300 BCE to 400 CE. Oxford University Press. p. 151. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ Lloyd V. J. Ridgeon (2003). Major World Religions: From Their Origins to the Present. Psychology Press. p. 18.
  5. ^ William M. Johnston. Encyclopedia of Monasticism. Routledge. p. 193. Retrieved 2013.
  6. ^ U. A. B. Razia Akter Banu (1992). Islam in Bangladesh. E. J. Brill. p. 21. ISBN 90-04-09497-0.

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