Brahmin Kings Of Indian History


By disposition a Brahmin is Pious and is expected to learn Vedas,Teach them,

“Adhyaapanam Adhyayanam
Yajanam Yaajanam Tathaa
Daanam Pratigraham Chaiva

Adyayanam-Pracctice of reciting the Vedas, with meaning.

Adhyaapnan-Teaching of the Vedas along with the Astras(scientific Arms) and Satras(Ordinary weapons of war)

Yajanam-performance of the Yagnas and Yagas.

Definition Of Brahmin,Duties

Because of their disposition and non attachment to things worldly, they were the the Perceptor ,Gurus of the Kings, who are normally Kshatiyas.

Sage Vasishta is the Raja Guru of Ikshvaku Dynasty, Dasaratha,Rama.

However at times they had taken over the reigns of running a Kingdom.

It is debatable whether they have been successful.

List of Brahmin Kings.

Surya, King of Kalinga whose gotra was Kashyap.
Soma, King of area near Yamuna river whose gotra was Atreya.
Mangal, King of Avanti whose gotra was Atri.
Budha, King of Magadh whose gotra was Angiras.
Guru, King of Sindhu whose gotra was Bhargav.
Shukra, King of Bhojkot whose gotra was Kashyap.
Shani, King of Saurashtra whose gotra was Kashyap.
Rahu, King of Babar whose gotra was Maitrenis.
Ketu, King of Kalinga whose gotra was Jaimini.
Raja Dahir ,
pushyamitra shung,,
Poru who fought against Sikandar was also Brahmin, pushyabhuti shung was the 1st bhrman king of india,
Peshwas ,
Kings of Sindh ,,
Kings of Bengal,
Sung dynasty ,
Kuber ; Lankesh.
Shivaji was Kaushik,
Lord Buddha was Gautam,
Achyutrai from Vijayanagar,
King lilitaditya  ruled from Kashmir /Central asia .
King Rudravarma of champa (vietnam) of 657 A.D.
King jayavarma one of the kambuja (Kampuchea) of 781 A.D
…Pushyamitra Sunga,
Vasudeva Kanva,
Satavahanas   were Brahmin Emperors,
Raja Harishchander ,
Samrat Hem Chandra Vikramaditya whose gotra was Parashar,
Raja Birbal,
A Raam Mohan Rai.
Raja Bharat (Bharat)

Important Brahmins ( from 19 Century)

 GREAT REVOLT OF 1957- Mangal Pandey who shot the first bullet, Rani Lakshmi Bai, Tatya Topey.  SOCIO-RELIGIOUS REFORMERS – Raja Rammohan Rai called Father of modern India, Debendranath Tagore, Pratap Chandra Majumdar (reformers), Ishwar Chandra Vidya Sagar (scholar), Swami Dayanand Saraswati, Sri V Narayan Agnohotri, R G Bhandarkar, M G Ranade, Vishnu Shastri Chiplunkar, K T Teelang, C V Joshi, G G Agarkar, Gopal Hari Deshmukh and Vishnu Bhikaji – crusaded against irrationality & other evils present at that time in the Indian societies.  Ramakrishna Paramhans spiritual saint who is more known by name of his disciple Swami Vivekanand who introduced principles of Hinduism to the world.  First Hindu spiritual teacher to visit U S A was Mr. Joshi, followed by others like P C Majumdar. B B Nagarkar, Narsimhacharya, Swami Ramtirath & Dr S Radhakrishnan.  Surinder Venkatesh Ketkar- First Indian to receive Doctorate from American University  NOBLE LAURITES – Rabindra Nath Tagore, C V Raman, Amartya Sen ~ 2 ~  FIRST TO CRITICISE BRITISH RULE – Bankim Chandra Chaterji, M G Ranade, Surendra Nath Banerji  FIRST PRESIDENT OF INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS – Vyomesh Chandra Banerji  One of most prominent leaders of Garam Dal & Naram Dal of then Congress party were Lokmanya Tilak & Gopal Krishan Gokhle.  KRANTI AGAINST BRITISH RAJ – Vasudeo Vasant Phadke, Chapekar brothers,Vishnu Ganesh Pingale, Bhai Parmanad, Birendra Nath Chattopadhyay, Bagvati Charan Bohra, Chandra Shekhar Azad, & Durga Bhabhi  NATIONALISTIC SLOGANS – “VANDE MATARAM”, “SWARAJ IS MY BIRTH RIGHT” & ‘SARFAROSHI KI TAMMANNA AB HAMAREY DIL ME HAI’ were written by Bankim, Tilak & Ram Prasad Bismil  REVOLUTIONERY WOMEN WHO SUFFERED UNDER BRITISH RAJ – Bala Devi, Vimal Pratibha Devi, Kalpana Dutt, Suhasini Ganguli, The Mukerji sisters – Usha & parul.  Sarojini Naidu, Kamla Nehru, Vijai luxmi Pandit- participated in Gandhian movement.  FIRSTS IN INDIA – o Satyendra Nath Tagore – First I C S Officer o Rabindra Nath Tagore Nobel Prize o Sarojini Naidu 1st Woman Congress President & governor of UP o Chakravarti Rajgopalachari- 1 st Governor General of India & 1st Bharat Ratna Award Winner, o Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru- 1 st Prime minister o Vjai luxmi Pandit 1st Woman Ambassador & Minister of State o CD Deshmukh 1st Finance Minister to present General budget o Ganeshvasudeo Malvankar 1st Speaker of Lok Sabha o S Mukherji 1st Chief of Air Staff o Vinoba Bhave 1st Roman Magasaysay Award winner o Dr S Radhakrishnan 1st elected President of India o Sucheta Kriplani, 1st Woman Chief Minister o G Sankar Kurup 1st Janpith Award Winner o Drba Banerji, 1st Woman Pilot of Indian Airlines o Mihir Sen 1st to swim across English Cannel o Udai Shankar 1st dancer to perform abroad o Atal Bihari Vajpaye 1st Hindi Speaker at UNO o Indira Gandhi 1st woman Prime minister of India o Rakesh Sharma 1st Indian Astronaut o Morarji Desai 1st Nishane-Pakistan winner o Sushmita Sen 1st Miss Universe o Saurav Ganguli 1st Cricketer in the world to win four consecutive “Man of the Match” awards in one day internationals.



Author: ramanan50

Retired Senior Management Professional. Lectures on Indian Philosophy,Hinduism, Comparative Religions. Researching Philosophy, Religion. Free lance Writer.Blogger

32 thoughts on “Brahmin Kings Of Indian History”



  2. I am planning to create one page which contain Information for all Bramhan’s who has
    done great job for society, country and human being..

    Please let me know if you have details for any of above persons work then please send me that info on
    below mail.

    Thank you and be proud to be Bramhan and we will try to keep the glory of ancestors by our work
    and behavior..

    Thank you.


  3. Chaphekar brothers
    Vasudev Balawant Phadke
    Chimaji Appa (brother of Bajirao Peshva)
    Senapati Bapat
    Anant Kanhere
    Bajiprabhu Deshpande
    Murarbaji Deshpande
    Rango Bapuji Deshpande
    Ramdas Swami
    Sant Dnyaneshwar (their brother and sisters are also nobel)
    Zansi Rani Lakshmibai
    Rushi charvakya

    And some more will come as i remember names…


  4. Surprised to see you have left out Karnataka’s all Great Brahmanas. If your list is about Brahman Kings, include Kadamba Dynasty’s founder Mayura Sharma (later he changed surname to Verma), the first Kannada king of Karnataka.
    When you mention Ramakrishna Paramahamsaji, how can you leave 3 Great Acharyas – Adi Shankaracharya, Madhwacharya & Ramanujacharya?


  5. //By disposition a Brahmin is Pious and is expected to learn Vedas,Teach them,//

    And teach them only to nobles.

    Problem is, again, brahman word got transformed into brahmin.

    Brahman came into existence when indo-aryans,indo-europeans civilization created sanskrit language. All vedic rulers got clubbed as brahmans.

    This is why, we don’t see any castes in vedas, as those people were of different race.

    Many brahmins are not aware of their own origin.


  6. //Satavahanas were Brahmin Emperors//

    No, they were migrants, and I believe, were either mongloids or some other race, but definitely not brahmans.

    The usage of word brahmin is wrong. Sankrit word brahman means ruler, emperor, or lords, though, now people say it means the truth etc, but these are wrong interpretation.

    varma is a kshatriya, though, it could be possible that they might have been brahma kshatra, or war-lords. People with haritasa gotra are war-lords, who used to study under the tutelage of bhardwaja.

    Bharadwaja gotra brahmins can declare themselves as lords, as per the laws of manu.


  7. birbal was kayastha.

    ram mohan roy was a bihari, bumihar.

    You have exlcluded legendary king shashank, who started bengal’s new era. He defeated harsha, and created a powerful empire in eastern india.

    Buddha was from afghan, not from magadh.

    Apart from that, list is correct.


  8. Its really unexplainable feelings…
    Proud to be a part of our brahman blood…
    We will maintain pride of our ancestors…
    We will must have to do someting which increase the prestige of our brahmin community


  9. Thanks !!!!! There a lot of lot names but its not your fault as long list to remember. I think if we try to write our past and names who made our past so bright, then another Granth needed….but some names i remember Guru Chanakya, Arya Bhat, Ramanujan, Rani Lakshmibai, Gopal krisahn Gokhle, Tatya tope, Bajirao, Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, Shrinath, Vishavnathan, Lata Ji, Asha Ji, Ashok kumar , Kishor kumar, Stylist Raj kumar, Sunil Dutt, Ist Indian on Moon Mr. Rakesh Sharma, Ist Indian Pramveer chakra Somnath Sharma, Atal ji , Pt.Madan mohan malvia ji, Bharat Ratan Sh. Atal ji, Pt. Ramprasad Bismil, Neerja Bhanot , CV Raman ……n many many more…..PROUD ON Brahman BLOOD …Jai Parshuram !!!


  10. Perhaps by oversight 1957 is written in place of 1857.Nice article.It shows that the Varna Division among Hindus was not rigid.And it was interchangeable according to the situation and duties being performed by the person according to the need of the hour.

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  11. It is surprising that u have left out great personalities from south viz Rajaji Sarhyamoorthy the first mayor of Madras the great scholar Swaminatha iyer Cp Ramasamy iyer Salem Vijayaraghavachariar . Dr Hedgewar founder of RSS and Guruji Golwalkar


    R.Vassudevan Krishnas Fittings


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    1. These have been mentioned in my post surnames of Brahmins,The present Post is more about the Kings,I have added some notable personalities who have been left out in the earlier Post.Regds.

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