[9], Most Karhade Brahmins live in Maharashtra though a significant population exist in Goa, Karnataka, and cities outside Maharashtra such as Sagar [10] and Indore[11] in present day state of Madhya Pradesh.Ancestors of these people moved to these places during 18th century during the Maratha empire period.A southern branch of the Karhade Brahmins settled around the Kasargod region of the Malabar coast and they are called the "Karada Brahmins" and share their traditions with Kerala Brahmins and the Brahmins of South Karnataka. In Haryana,Western U.P,Rajasthan and Delhi there are Gaur and Adi Gaur Brahmins.Vashisth/VashishtKaushikBhardwajVatsMudgilJamdagniBhrigu/BhargavaParasharAlambainAtri/AtrayeShandilyaSharmaJoshi, All these brahmin Gotras are not always Gaur. More likely is migration from North-west India (where there is a desert) or even beyond Himalayas, where natural productivity of land is comparatively lesser. (I am writing this here as an answer to the paragraph above because I do not know where else to write it. Stamps released in their memory. "Padhye" was a further division of "Padye" - and were Khots or farmers. Portuguese have been know to come and reside in India and in particular, Goa, since the advent of Vasco da Gama (1498). Karha is the river with its origins in the western Sahyadri range, and it is likely these people were called Karhade from that. History of Garhwali Brahmin Surnamesमूल रूप से गढ़वाल में ब्राह्मण जातियां तीन हिस्सो में बांटी गई है :-1 सरोला 2 गंगाड़ी 3 नाना सरला और गंगाड़ी 8 वीं और 9वीं शताब्दी के दौरान मैदानी भाग से उत्तराखंड आए थे। पवार शासक के राजपुरोहित के रूप में सरोला आये थे। गढ़वाल में आने के बाद सरोला और गंगाड़ी लोगो ने नाना गोत्र के ब्राह्मणों से शादी की। सरोला ब्राह्मण के द्वारा बनाया गया भोजन सब लोग खा लेते है परंतु गंगाड़ी जाती का अधिकार केवल अपने सगे-सम्बन्धियो तक ही सिमित है। 1. The Shilāhāra rulers of karahāta maintained the practice of appending the prefix "Lord of karahāta", or करहाटपति, to their royal names.

The speculations of Deshastha origin, Portuguese origin, Indo-Scythian origin, identification with Kshaharatas and subsequent Brahmanization will have to be judged as superficial and baseless, if no concrete references are provided to support these claims. I would like you to add that we stopped using surnames after dravidian movement(anti-brahmin wave during which brahmins were beaten and janeau was cut). On pages 26-27 of the Introduction in Corpus Inscriptionum Indicarum Vol. being a tamilbrahmin,i agree with your assessment.We are not anti-hindi/northindians. So, it is possible that they are migrants from North-western part of India. [7], The Karhade Brahmins take their name from the town of Karad in Satara district, the sacred junction of the Koina and Krishna.