Krishna and Satyabhama ( Sathyabhama ) shared a common paternal ancestor, Anamitra.

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The rule according to rig Veda is that one cannot share a common paternal ancestor for 7 generations and maternal ancestor for 5 generations.

I had encountered this in a book on Rig Veda, but I am not able to recollect it.
Also Manusmriti 3.5 says:

"Marriage should he performed with persons not belonging to the same Pravara;—above the Seventh grade among his paternal relations;—also beyond persons of the same seed;—and above the fifth grade among maternal relations."

Animitra was at least 11 generations ago for Krishna (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vrishni)

Gotras I believe are an easy way to enforce this rule.

  • Why the down vote? It will be helpful if can you please explain your reasons? It will help expand the answer
    – coder_bro
    Nov 26, 2020 at 3:58
  • I am not the one who downvoted, but could be because you have cited Wikipedia as source which is not a valid source on this site. :)
    – TheLittleNaruto
    Nov 26, 2020 at 4:50
  • Ah well, let me edit the answer. I had read the statement in a book, now I am unable to find it
    – coder_bro
    Nov 26, 2020 at 6:06
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    You may want to look into smriti especially manu smriti. it covers gotra and marriage.
    – TheLittleNaruto
    Nov 26, 2020 at 6:12
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    All your sources are mentioned below the Manusmriti verse cited. The Guatama Dharmasutra is also mentioned there only (that’s how I know) :D also it would be nice if you could give sources for Anamitra being more than 7 generations above Krishna and Satyabhama
    – Adiyarkku
    Nov 26, 2020 at 13:07

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