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UPADHYAYA, also spelled UPADHYAY (sanskrit : उपाध्याय), is a surname used by some Brahmin people in Nepal
Nepal
and India
India
.

It is also a term for Jain monks (Prakrit Uvajhaya) who do both study and preaching, who rank higher than a Muni and below an Acharya. In the Namokar Mantra
Namokar Mantra
a salutation to them is included in the fourth line. A Jain priestly community in Karnataka
Karnataka
is named Upadhyaya.

Upādhyāya is the surname of some members of the Madhwa Shivalli Brahmins and Havyaka Brahmins of Karnataka
Karnataka
, Kota Brahmins of the Kundapur
Kundapur
and surrounding areas of Udupi
Udupi
, the Audichya Brahmins of Gujarat
Gujarat
and Uttar Pradesh and also of the Trivedi Mewada Brahmins of Gujarat
Gujarat
. The Gujarat
Gujarat
Brahmins of Shandilya are in Surat
Surat
. Amongst Telugu Brahmins , Upadhyay is turned into Upadhyayula, with an "ula" at the end. The surname Ojha in Rajasthan/ Gujarat
Gujarat
and Jha in Bihar are both short of Prakrit Uvajhaya.

CONTENTS

* 1 Notable people * 2 In Jainism
Jainism
* 3 In Buddhism
Buddhism
* 4 See also * 5 References

NOTABLE PEOPLE

* Amar Upadhyay , Indian model, film and television actor * Amod Prasad Upadhyay (born 1936), Nepalese social worker and politician *