Karada Brahmana Samaja

Working Towards a Brighter Future

At Karada Brahmana Samaja, Service is at the forefront of what we are working together towards. Our programs and activities are designed to promote and enthuse entire community members attain their goals and fulfill their potential. सेवा ही पैरामो धर्म: 
Join us in bringing positive change in our youth.


Karada Brahmana Samaja at a Glance

A Distinct Identity


Hail from a place ‘Karahada’ near Satara in Maharashtra

Migrated ( about 400 years back)to  Kasargod surroundings,Koppa, Udupi, Moodubidre,Goa, Dharwad. 

All Karada families speaking different dialects of Marathi  now new generation speak mostly Kannada.

Naik a labour community ( Schedule Tribe) migrated along with us are living along/around us.

Migrated Karadas initiated cultivation of Areca nut

Pourohitya and Pakashastra are  major occupation

Surnames: Shastry, Bhat, Sharma, Rao,Chinchalkar, Paradkar,Patawardhan, Kirlosker, Savarkar, Bhoglekar…

Language - Marathi - influenced by local Dravidian languages

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Houses - 5,000 + families

Population - ~40,000

Livelihood - Agriculture,Pourohitya,Pakashastra

Social Standing - Middle income/ lower middle income

Deity – Shree Durga Parameshwari Temples - According to Agama Structure

Festivals - Shravana Pournami(Upakarma), Haratalika Vratha,Ganesha Chaturthi, Deepavali,  Navaratri

Food - Pure Vegitarians (south Indian food)


Major temples

Shri Durga Parameshwari Temple , Agalpady

Shri Durga Parameshwari Temple , Aavala Mutt

Shri Durga Parameshwari Temple, Taire

Shri Durga Parameshwari Temple, Malla (managed by Karadas)

Shri Durga Parameshwari Temple, Kongoor Mutt

Shri Vithobha Mandira Moodabidre



Yakshagana:  Ballipa Narayana Bhagavatha

Literature: Perla Krishna Bhat

                 Ma Bha Perla                  

                 Pallu Dr.Sadashiva Bhat

                 Sajankila Shridhara Bhat

Veda/Sanskrit: Koovekallu Narayana Bhat,

Ballapadavu Madhava Bhat,

Kashekodi Soorya Narayana Bhat,

Kemmana balli Ganapathi Bhat

Media:           Kajampady Subramanya Bhat

                     Nithyananda Padre

Jyotishya:     Udupi Keshava Bhat

Politics:         Kolikkaje Balakrishna Bhat, MLC, Karnataka

Industrialist:  Melina Panja Govinda Bhat, Bharadwaja Brothers Sullia

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Ways We Help

Meaningful Work. Unforgettable Experiences.


Support for Education

With this initiative, our goal is to promote great opportunities for those in need. With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.

Cultural Development

With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with this challenge.

Health Support

At Karada Brahmana Samaja, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing this issue. Health Support is by no means an easy feat, but through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we can facilitate progress in this area. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.

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