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Pathak is a community of Brahmins.Usually a sirname Pathak is a sanskrit word and means Reader or person who is anxious to learn and acquire knowledge.The Pathak surname is generally prevalent in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh,Bihar and Kumaon of Uttarakhandand also in several areas of Nepal i.e. Kathmandu, Ilam , Jhapa and Dhading.

Brahmin, in Hinduism, refers to the class of educators and preachers. It is considered to be the highest class according to Hindu Dharma. There have been many references in the Ramayana and Mahabharata, about the importance of a brahmin. In vedic period, the brahmins preferred isolation and solely dedicated their life to propagate knowledge and dharma.

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