Palande (पाळंदे) -The Chitpawan Brahmins

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Welcome to the website of Palande Parivaar (पाळंदे). This initiative is to bring all the Palandes together, know each other and help them to rise up.

Here is some information picked from Wikipedia about Chitpawan Brahmins

Who are the ancestors of konkanstha brahmins?
Konkanastha Brahmins are usually fairer with blue/greenish eyes as compared to typical Indians.These traits are closer to European/white people. Is there any connection between Konkanastha Brahmins and the Europeans? Are there any genetic studies in this regard?
There is a theory that they are descendants of Greeks which left for India from the Egyptian colonies of Greece. Is that true?


There are two common mythological theories of origin among the Chitpavans. The more contemporary theory is based on the etymology of their name meaning "pure of mind", while an older belief uses the alternate etymology of "pure from the pyre" and is based on the tale of Parashurama in the Sahyadrikhanda of the Skanda Purana.[5][6] The Parashurama myth of origin is identical to that claimed by the Bene Israel of the Kolaba district. According to Bene Israeli legend, the Chitpavan and Bene Israel are descendants from a group of 14 people shipwrecked off the Konkan coast. One group converted to Hinduism as Chitpavan Brahmins, the other remained Jewish or Bene Israel.[7][8][9]

The Konkan region has been inhabited by several immigrant groups including the Parsis, the Bene Israelis, the Kudaldeshkar Gaud Brahmins, and the Konkani Saraswat Brahmins, and the Chitpavan Brahmins were the last of these immigrant arrivals.[4]