Sub-Divisions of the Brahmins

High Land and Low Land Brahmins

Pancha Gouda (High Land)

  1. Saraswata(Afgan- Sindh- Punjab-Rajasthan)
  2. Kanya Kubja( Kanpur region)
  3. Goudiya( Eastern Bihar- Undivided Bengal Region)
  4. Utkala
  5. Mithila(Nepal- Western Bihar)

Pancha Dravida(Low Land)

  1. Maharastra
  2. Andhra
  3. Dravida( Tamil Nadu- Simhal-Bali- Sumatra)
  4. Karnataka
  5. Gujrat

Kashmiri Poet-politician Kalhana[CE 1148] mentioned the above system within the Bharatiya Brahminical Group in his time.

Dravida[द्रविड़(Low land)- द्रव+ड़] means one who lives nearby the ocean. ड़ means Land

Gouda- Gangetic Plain or simple Plain agrarian land. गौड़- गौ(Cow) +ड़(Land)