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Chitpavan Bhramins

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Submitted by Sudhir Damle (United States), May 18, 2007 at 14:06

In this string I found a some comments and hypothesis on Chitpavan Bhramins from India and concluded with the comment that DNA tests on this community will establish their true lineage. I happen to be a member of this community and did have my DNA tested recently and the tests point out two things. Origin being somewhere fram the Balkans/Turkey in Europe and the male "Y" chromosone that we inherit from our fathers to be that of the "Cohen" lineage. The Cohens being the Jewish priests. So the comment about the Chitpavans being white Jews who were accepted as Hindus is very close to an uncomfortable truth.

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