Kanyakubj brahmin is considered the best among the Pancha Gauda Brahmin communities native to the north of the Vindhyas. It is said that - कन्याकुब्जा महाश्रेष्ठा ||

Sub-groups of this community include the Saryupareen Brahmins and the Jujhautiya Brahmins.

According to the kaifiyats, the Pancha Gauda Brahmins could be either Smarta, Vaishnavas or Bhagavats.

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