SAS 129 - The Kashmiri Brahmins and their Traditions


During the Middle Ages, Kashmir was known as a “second Benares.” Significantly Kashmir produced numerous persons in almost all the fields of Sanskrit literature and the traditional sciences. However, most of the Kashmiri population gradually turned to Islam in the
14th century. But the (Sārasvata) Kashmiri Brahmins have preserved a number of ancient Vedic traditions and customs.