HISTORY OF GOWD SARASWAT BRAHMINS (GSBS)
With the migration, they formed many sub-communities like the following:
The traditional religion of the Saraswats was Shaivism, i.e. devotion to Shiva, with each sub-group being led by a different spiritual Guru. In the last few centuries, some Saraswats have adopted the Vaishnavite dvaita philosophy preached by Madhvacharya.
Normally Saraswats believe in the concept of “Panchayatan” – worshipping 5 GODs : Shiva, Vishnu, Durga, Surya and Ganapati. Some Temples still maintain this concept, while others have a single deity instead of five. “Kuldev” or “Kuldaivat” are the deities which a set of families primarily worship. Their temples are built and maintained by these families, also called “Mahajans” (or Kulavis) of their respective temple.
Interestingly and Internationally, the story of the migration of this community can be traced from Sintashta-Petrovka and Arkaim regions of modern Lower Central Russia near the border of Kazakhistan.
Maths and Deities
Yet another Phase : Shifting base
Zooming in the Present
As a community, we should always stay together in the pleasant bondage of our proud lineage. We should Share and Care.
There should NOT be Megelle or Tugelle, let us always say AMGELLE !!!!!!!!!!!