From the question given here: Who is the Vaishya Rishi Sankila?, It is evident that true vedic kshatriyas must have a three-rishi (pravara) "Manava, Aida, Paururavasa" for the Hotri, followed by their gOtra. Vaisyas must have the following: three-rishi (pravara) "Bhalandana, Vatsapra, Mankila" for the Hotri, followed by the gOtra of their priest. This is according to the Boudhayana Dharma Sutras as documented in above question.

My questions are:

1) How does this pravara cover the suryavamsha? Pururavas is the progenitor of the chandravamsha (discussed here: How are the lunar race and solar race originated? )

2) Should those claiming to be vaisyas and kshatriyas be reciting those respective pravarAs when doing abhivAdaye (if at all any such kshatriyAs and vaisyAs exist)?

3) So Kshatriyas and Vaisyas need not worry about sagOtra marriages as long as the prescribed 7 paternal generations have passed? (ref to the 7 generation rule: If sagotra mariages are prohibited, why did Krishna marry Satyabhama?) Per question discussed above, it seems their gotras can change according to the current purOhit of their family.

  • multiple questions. see forum rules Oct 8, 2023 at 9:13
  • gotra/pravara of true kshatriya is that of their family purohit.
    – ekAntika
    Oct 8, 2023 at 12:58
  • @SwamiVishwananda sorry! I will keep this is mind next time.
    – Krishna
    Oct 9, 2023 at 22:03
  • @brahmāstra this is what I thought too. But their pravarAs can change according to the priest (example would be the Janakas from the Ikshvaku line). Another example are the ChAlukyAs, who had different gOtrAs after a couple generations. The dharma sUtrAs on the other hand say that seminally, the Kshatriyas would have the aforementioned pravarA but can use their family purOhit’s pravarA. Did you get a chance to read the sources I shared?
    – Krishna
    Oct 9, 2023 at 22:05
  • The dharma sUtrAs clearly state that Kshatriyas and Vaisyas need not bar sagotra marriages if they know they are not related past 7 generations because they have no true seminal rishi pravarAs. I request you to read the sources I’ve attached to answer my question. Thank you
    – Krishna
    Oct 9, 2023 at 22:07


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