Saraswat Non-Brahmins is a Konkani speaking Hindu community from Goa. Saraswat traditionally were Temple artists. The women in the community were not allowed to get married and were forced to dedicate their lives to the temple.
Also known as Daivanja Brahmin, is a Hindu caste working as goldsmiths. Their forefathers, like the other Konkani speaking communities fled Portuguese inquisition and settled in Kochi. They made ornaments for all irrespective of caste and religious differences.
Konkani Vyshyas is a Hindu trading caste which descended from Goa. They are settled mostly in Fort Kochi area. The half a mile stretch that the community inhibits has seven temples which play an important role in the social live of Vyshyas.
Kudumbi is a farming community that has its roots in Goa. They are different from the other communities they are the only non-vegetarian Konkani community in Kochi. It could be possibly be this community that introduced Pokkali cultivation.
Gaud Saraswat Brahmins traces its lineage back to the Konkan coast. Multiple historical records suggest, they are the descendants of migrants from Goa during 16th to 18th centuries, fleeing forceful religious conversions by the Portuguese.
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