naagar braahman

naagar braahman itihaas - skandapuraan vah praacheenatam pustak hai jisme naagar brahmanon ki utpatti ke vishay mein ullekh milta hai aisa maana jaata hai ki skand puraan vah granth hai jise 300-700 A.D. ke madhya raaja skandagupt aur vallabhi shaasako dvaara buddh dharman ke viruddh braahman dharm ke nirdhaaran ke liye vibhinn itihaasakaaron tatha lekhako dvaara likha gaya tha |

iname naagar braahman sarvotkrutsht braahman the, at: braahman dharm ko aur aage badhaane ke kaarya ke liye naagar braahmanon ko lagaaya gaya | naagar braahman dharm ka arth samajhaane aur vyaakhya karne ke kaarya mein nipun the aur vishesh gyaan rakhate the aur iske badle mein koi paarishramik bhi naheen lete the isliye raajaaon dvaara inhein bhoomi de di jaati thi, adhiktar inka nivaas sthaan vadanagar aur aanandanagar ke aaspaas tha | naagar braahman samudaaya ke ye log sudoor pradeshon ki yaatra karte the | mishr, bebeelon, braajeel, Kabul, Bhaarat, cheen tatha kambodiya jaise deshon mein inhi logon ne Shiv tatha shaiv mat mein vishvaas sthaapit kiya

skandapuraan ke naagarakhand anusaar Bhagwan Shiv... ne uma se vivaah ke liye naagaron ko utpann kiya tha tatha iske pashchaat prasann hokar utsav manaane ke liye inhein haatakeshvar naam ka sthaan varadaan ke roop mein diya tha | 

naagar braahman ke mool sthaan ke aadhaar par hi unhein jaana jaane laga jaise vadanagar ke vadanagara braahman visnagar ke visnagara, prashanipur ke prashanora (Rajasthan,) jo ab bhaavanagar tatha Gujarat ke anya praanton mein bas gaye, krashanor ke krashanora tatha shatapad ke shathodara aadi | , ek katha ke anusaar ek braahman putr krath ek baar ghoomate- ghoomate naagalok ke naagateerth mein pahuainch gaya | vahaan usaka mukaabala naag lok ke Rajkumar rudaal se ho gaya, ismein naag Kumar maara gaya | isse naag raaj ko krodh aa gaya aur usane putr ki hatya karne vaale kul ka samool naash karne ki pratijnyaa kar li | usane gaaainv par chadhaai kar di jo aaj vadanagar ke naam se jaana jaata hai, vaheeain braahman Kumar krath ...apne parivaar tatha anya kutunb ke saath rahata tha | ismein bahut saare braahman parivaar maare gaye aur bache hue logon ne bhaag kar ek sant muni trijt ke paas sharan li | trijt ne unhein Bhagwan Shiv ki aaraadhana karne ko kaha | baahmanon ne poore man aur bhakti bhaav se Bhagwan Shiv ki tapasya ki | Bhagwan Shiv prasann ho gaye par choonki naag bhi Shiv ke bhakt the at: Shiv ne naagon ka ahit karne mein apni asamarthata vyakt ki parantu braahmanon ko sarpon ke vish se bachane ki shakti pradaan kar di | braahman apne gaaainv ko laut gaye aur tab se inhein na-gar (jis par agar arthaat vish ka prabhaav na padta ho) kaha jaane laga |

iseeliye naagar samudaaya saare braahmanon mein sabse adhik shraddheya tatha pavitra bhi maane jaate hain kyoki ve apne hradaya mein koi buraai (vish) utpann naheen hone dete hain| aisa maana jaata hai ki gujaraati naagar braahman sabse praacheen, sabhya, susanskrut tatha kartavyaparaayan braahman samudaayon mein se ek hain | itihaasakaaron ka daava hai ki naagar braahmanon ki utpatti aaryon se hui hai | ye madhya Asia (uttari Afghanistan ke ek praant balkh) se Bhaarat aaye aur apne pravaasan ke dauraan hindukush se hote hue Tibet aur fir Kashmir (Kashmir un dinon madhya Asia tak tha aur iski seemaayein taajikistaan tak) se hokar kurukshetr mein bas gaye |