Twenty Six Brahmin Gotras Samudra Gupta Period 350 AD Alampbayana,Salankayana

Varman Dynasty,

Though it is a Brahmin Gotra,it might have been modified as a Kshatriya Gotra because of change in Profession.

Viswamitra Gotra is a Brahmin Gotra .

But when Viswamitra became a Rajarishi and gave the Gayatri Mantra to the world his Gotra became Brahmin.

Brahmins Who Accepted Dakshina From Rama Sanadh Brahmins. Saryupareen Of River Saryu


We spend so much for movies and entertainment.

Now to the issue on hand.

There is a group of Brahmins who accepted Dakshina from Lord Rama.

They were the priests who welcomed Lord Rama when he returned to Ayodhya after killing Ravana.

Eka Rishi And Rare Gotras Pravara List


And over a period of years Brahmins have started using their professions as their surnames ,as against the Hindu practice of using Sharma as their surname and for indentification their Pravara/Abhivadan Mantra.

So when one has a surname like Upadhyaya it merely denotes the profession and not a caste.

To find it one has to check the Pravara.