Brahmin Gotra List

Siva Meditating

I published a Post on the Surnames of Brahmin Community.

I had in my mind to publish a complete list of Brahmin Gotras.

I promptly forgot about it.

Couple of Days ago when I received an alliance proposal for my brother’s Grandson, I was unable to check the Gotra, whether it belongs to the Brahmin Community.

Later I checked it out and it was a Gotra of Brahmin Community.

I am posting a list from the available resources and people may also contribute with authentication to make this List a Comprehensive one.

Each gotra takes the name of a famous Rishi or sage.

Gotra is a concept of patrilineal classification, which identifies the families of a caste.

The original rishis after whom the gotras were named were just Seven in number .

Gotras were further subdivided into ganas and sub ganas.

Another concept is that of Pravara of Rishis who were a few of the most learned and capable sages belonging to that gotra.

Each Brahmin was thus known by his gotra, pravar, sutra and shakha.

There are exceptions to the rule too. For example the descendents of Maharishis Bhrigu and Angirasa cannot marry, because of the same Pravara Rishis, which are common to the two individuals.

The weddings in India are fixed as per the Gotra of the bride and groom.

Gotra matching is one of the most important concerns in North indian Hindu matrimony.

Wedding in similar Gotra is strictly prohibited.

A Gotra has three Rishis.

This indicates the fact some of the Rishis had more than one wife, at different times , for example Parasara.

I that case the male offspring from each of the Wives are added and the third if there are any more differentiation.

Readers may contribute in this area.

Another instance is when a Rishi changes his Varna.

Viswamitra was a Kshatriya and his original name was Kausika.

Later he became a Brahmin after he reealized Brahma Gnana.

Then he was called a Barhmin and his Gotra was changed from Kausika to Viswamitra.

The List of Brahmin Gotras,

    Aamat

Agastya

    Ainakula

    Audala

    Angirasa

    Atri

    Akshinthala

    Aatreya

    Bharadwaj

    Bhargava

    Bhrigu

    Brihadbala

    Chandratre

    Dhananjaya

    Dubey

    Garg

    Gautam

    Gaur

    Harinama

    Haritasya

    Jamadagni

    Jilakara

    Kadam

    Kashyapa

    Kaushal

    Kaplansh

    Kaundinya

    Kutsa

    Manu

   Mouthkalya

    Sabarniya

    Marichi

    Nanda

    Nageswar

    Parashar

    Sandilya

    Saroha Village Luhara

    Shiva(Shiv-adi)

    Siwal

    Srivatsa

    Tayal

    Upamanyu

    Upreti

    Uttam

    Vashista

    Vishnu

    Vishvamitra

    Vishrava

    Shringi

    Khilaivar

    Pachori

    Nandhi

  1. Kapisa: Angirasa,Bharadwaja,Matavacha,Bharhaspatya,Vaandana – it is pancha pravar
  2. Pautamarshi:Angirasa,Barhaspatya,Jamdagni,Apnuvat -it is pancha pravar
  3. Kundina Gowthama :Angirasa, Ayasya, Kundina Gowthama
  4. Bharadwaja: Angirasa, Barhaspatya, Bharadwaja
  5. Vadula,Savarni,& Yaska: Bhargava,Vaitahavya,Saavedasa(do not intermarry)
  6. Maitreya:Bhargava,Daivodasa,Vadhryasva
  7. Shaunaka:Shaunaka(ekarsheya)
  8. Gartsamada:Bhargava,Sunahotra,Gartsamada
  9. Vatsa/Srivatsa: Bhargava, Chyavana, Apnavana/Apnuvat, Aurava, Jamadagnya
  10. Aarshtisena: Bhargava, Chyavana, Apnavana,Aarshtisena,Anupa
  11. Bidasa:Bhargava, Chyavana, Apnavana/Apnuvat, Aurava,Baida
  12. Saavarni:Bhargava,Vaitahavya,Savedasa
  13. Shatamarshana: Angirasa, Powrukutsa,Traasatasya
  14. AAtreya/Krishnatreya: Atreya,Aarchanaasa,Syaavaasva
  15. Vadhbhutaka: Atreya,Aarchanaasa,Vadhbhutaka
  16. Gavisthiras:Atreya,Gavisthira,Purvatitha
  17. Koushika: Vaiswaamitra,Aghamarshana,Koushika
  18. Kalabodhana/Kalaboudha: Viswaamitra,AAgamarshana,Kalabodhana/Kalaboudha
  19. Bhargava:Bhargava, Tvashta,Vishvaroopa
  20. Viswamitra: Vaiswaamitra,Devaraata, Owtala
  21. Kowndinya: Vashista,Maitraavaruna, Bayan, Kowndinya
  22. Kapinjala:Vashista,Aindrapramada,Abharadvasavya
  23. Vashista:Vashista(ekarsheya)
  24. Harita/Haritasa:(2 Variations)
    1. Harita, Ambarisha,Yuvanasva
    2. Angirasa, Ambarisha,Yuvanasva
  25. Gautamasa: Angirasa,Aayasyasa,Gautama
  26. Dhanvantari: Angirasa,Barhaspatya,Avatsara,Naidhruba
  27. Mowdgalya(3 Variations)
    1. Angirasa,Bharmyasva,Mowdgalya
    2. Tarkshya,Bharmyasva,Mowdgalya
    3. Angirasa, Dhavya, Mowdgalya
  28. Sandilya (2 Variations)
    1. Kasyapa,Aavatsaara,Daivala
    2. Kasyapa,Aavatsaara,Sandilya
    3. Kasyapa, Daivala, Asitha
  29. Naitruvakaasyapa: Kasyapa,Aavatsara,Naitruva
  30. Kutsa/Kauchhsa: Aangirasa,Maandhatra,Koutsa
  31. Kapi: Angirasa, Aamahaiya,Orukshaya
  32. Kapila: Angirasa, Aamahaiya,Orukshaya
  33. Kanva (2 Variations)
    1. Angirasa,Ajameeda,Kaanva
    2. Angirasa,Kowra, Kaanva
  34. Paraasara: Vashista, Shaktri, Paarasarya, Paing
  35. Upamanyu: Vashista,Aindrapramada,Bhadravasavya
  36. Aagastya: Aagastya,Tardhachyuta,Sowmavaha
  37. Gargyasa (2 Variations)
    1. Angirasa,Bharhaspatya,Bharadwaja,Sainya,Gargya
    2. Angirasa, Sainya, Gaargya
  38. Bhadarayana: Angirasa,Paarshadaswa, Raatitara
  39. Kashyapa: Kasyapa, Aavatsaara, Daivala
  40. Sankriti (2 Variations)
    1. Angirasa,Kowravidha,Saankritya
    2. Sadhya,Kowravidha,Saankritya
  41. Suryadhwaja: Lakhi (Mehrishi), Soral, Binju
  42. Daivaratasa:Viswamitra,Daivaratasa,Avudhala
    1. chikitasa—viswamitra,Devarata,Aghamarshana
  43. Shaktri : Vashistha, Shaktri,Parashar
  44. Jaabaali/Jabali : Bhargava, Vaithahavya, Raivasa – Thrayarisheya
  45. Vishnuvridha/Vishnuvardhanu : Angirasa, Pourukutsa, Thraasadasya

This is another List from a different source.

Some Gotras have been left out in the List mentioned above, for example, Shadamarshana.

In the following List you may find the left out gotras and you might find duplication of what has been posted above.

They may be left out .

  1. Suryadhwaja: Lakhi (Mehrishi), Soral, Binju
  2. Bharadwaj: Angirasa, Baaryhaspatya (i.e. bRhaspati), Bharadwaja
  3. Rathitara: Angirasa, Baaryhaspatya, Rathitara
  4. Vadula: Bhargava,Vaitahavya,Saavedasa
  5. Srivatsa: Bhargava,Syaavana,AApnavaana,Owrva,Jaamadaghnya
  6. Salankayana: Viswaamitra, Aghamarshana, Devavrata
  7. Shatamarshana: Angirasa, Powrukutsa,Traasatasya
  8. Atreya: Atreya,Aarchanaasa,Syaavaasva
  9. Kowsika: Vishwamitra,Aghavarshana,Kowsika
  10. Kalabodhana/Kalaboudha: Viswaamitra,AAgamarshana,Kalabodhana/Kalaboudha
  11. Viswamitra: Vaiswaamitra,Devaraata, Owtala
  12. Kaundinya: Vaasishta,Maitraavaruna, Kaundinya
  13. Haritasa: Angirasa, Ambarisha,Yuvanasva
  14. Gautamasa: Angirasa,Aayasyasa,Gautama
  15. Mowdkalya(3 Variations)
    1. Angirasa,Bharmyasva,Mowdgalya
    2. Tarkshya,Bharmyasva,Mowdgalya
    3. Angirasa, Dhavya, Mowdgalya
  16. Sandilya (3 Variations)
    1. Kasyapa,Aavatsaara,Daivala
    2. Kasyapa,Aavatsaara,Sandilya
    3. Kasyapa, Daivala, Asitha
  17. Naitruvakaasyapa: Kasyapa,Aavatsara,Naitruva
  18. Kutsa: Angirasa,Maandhatra,Kowtsa
  19. Kanva (2 Variations)
    1. Angirasa,Ajameeda,Kaanva
    2. Angirasa,Kowra, Kaanva
  20. Paraasara: Vaasishta, Saaktya, Paarasarya
  21. Aagastya: Aagastya,Tardhachyuta,Sowmavaha
  22. Gargi (2 Variations)
    1. Angirasa,Bharhaspatya,Bharadwaja,upadhyay
    2. Angirasa, Sainya, Gaargya
  23. Bhadarayana: Angirasa,Paarshadaswa, Raatitara
  24. Kasyapa (3 Variations)
    1. Kasyapa, Aavatsaara, Daivala
    2. Kasyapa, Aavatsaara, Naidruva(Naitruva)
    3. Kasyapa, Aavatsaara, Naidruva(Naitruva), Rebha, Raibha , Sandila, Saandilya
  25. Sunkriti (2 Variations)
    1. Angirasa,Kowravidha,Saankritya
    2. Sadhya,Kowravidha,Saankritya
  26. Angirasa, Pourukutsya, Thraasadasya
  27. goutam/gowtamasa Aangeerasa, ayasya, gowtama
  28. Vadhoola: Bhargava, Vaitahavya, Savedasa
  29. AgniVaiwaswatha: Angirasa, Brahaspthayasa, Bharadwaja, Srukva, Agnivaiwaswathasa
    Vadhryashwa Gotra -Many Deshastha Brahmins near Nagpur Mahrashtra have this Gotra including me
    .Reference to Vadhryashwa Rishi is found in Rigveda

Pravaras  Citation.

Check out the Following Link.

http://shrigaurbrahmanmahasabhabikaner.blogspot.in/2010/12/list-of-brahmin-gotras.html

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