Havyakas represent a sub sect of Hindu Brahmins from south India, practicing Sanatana Dharma, Satvika life-style and followers of Adi-Shankaracharya. Over the past 30 years the number of Havyakas in America has been growing. There is growing interest in maintaining, sharing and enriching the Havyaka beliefs and cultural traditions in Americas. Accordingly, Havyaka Association of the Americas (HAA) was formed during 1982 with the aim of providing a common forum towards achieving these goals to the present and future generations. HAA is a Non-profit Organization registered in the state of New Jersy, USA. The operational governing body consists of a President, General Secretary, Treasurer, Executive Committee and Youth Committee. Initially there were three major geographical chapters of HAA namely: East coast, Midwest & West-Coast and now we have 15 chapters today. Respective Vice Presidents organize each chapter activities to bring Havyaka families together for festivities.Read More
We aim to connect all the Havyakas across North America, promote 'Sanatana Dharma' & cultural heritage, and maintain ties with our roots /Mathas/ similar associations. Through HAA celebrations, we hope to bring our youth together and share our traditions & values.
Havyakas are a Hindu Pancha Dravida Brahmin sub-sect, primarily from the Indian states of Karnataka, Kerala and Goa, and performed Havana/Homa for many centuries. The word 'Havyaka' was transcended from words Haveega or Hiaga in Kannada.