History of Gouds
Origin of Gouds

Koundinya Rishi:

Koundinya Rishi, who was created by Goddess Parvati for the purpose of extracting and fermenting sap of the wild date palm and thus supplying the wants of Gods and men in the matter of intoxicating drinks. It is said that the gods and demons were so delighted with the pleasant beverage, that they conferred him the title of 'Gouda' or The head of mankind.


According to Goud Puran, Gouds are said to have come from Benares and otherparts of Northern India, where they were originally engaged in the manufacture and sales of spirituous liquors.