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Bhargava

Bhargava, also spelled Bhargav, is a Brahmin Community in India who are said to be believed that they descended from the sage Bhrigu. Its members originate from near the banks of Narmada River basin near Bharuch, Gujarat.

History

They considered Bharuch, Gujarat as their holy place and lived there for centuries. But after 19 the century most of them established themselves all across the globe leaving very few of there original community members in Bharuch, Gujarat. However this community still enjoys great respect in the region and has contributed significantly for their historical city. Bhargava Brahmins have made some remarkable achievements in various fields such as medicine, technology, business, management etc and are considered as one of the most prosperous communities amongst Brahmin Caste. [1]

The Bhargava were descended from the sage Bhrigu and his son Chyavana.[2]

Present status

The Bhargava have well-established community associations, the Bhargava Sabhas, that operate in various cities[3] under an Gurgaon, Haryana. There are around 37 of these Bhargava Sabhas.[4]

AIBS has also held international conferences. These took place in Canada (2008), USA (2009) and Dubai (2012).

References

  1. ^ Ray, Himanshu Prabha (2003). The Archaeology of Seafaring in Ancient South Asia. Cambridge University Press. p. 283.  
  2. ^ Bhargava, Puroshottam Lal (1989). Bhargava Jati Ka Itihas. p. 8. 
  3. ^ People of India Uttar Pradesh Volume XLII Part One edited by A Hasan & J C Das pages 272 to 277 Manohar Publications
  4. ^ Souvenir, "All India Bhargava Sabha' issued at Bikaner, 25-27 Dec 2011, page 57
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