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What is the origin of Bhumihars?

Bhumihars are one of the abundant tribes of UP and Bihar. They are referred to as descendants of Lord Parshuram. As Lord Parshuram was a sage how can he have descendants? If he was married who was his ...
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Why do Brahmins have such surnames?

In Uttar Pradesh Brahmins have common surnames as Chaturvedi alias Chaubey, Dwivedi alias Dubey and Trivedi. Are these surnames which have "Vedi" included in them have something to do with the Vedas. ...
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Which lineage (vamsa) does Rama belong to? Surya or Ikshvaku or Raghu?

Rama, the son of Dasharatha is said to be a member of Surya vamsa. Along with it, it is popularly believed that he belongs to Ikshvaku vamsa and Raghu vamsa. To which vamsa does Rama belongs to? ...
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In a family, does the birth of a son vs daughter, signify anything with respect to Pitru-s (ancestors)?

Scriptures suggest that, a person himself gets reborn as his own children, whether boy or girl. Bhishma said, 'The son is even as one's own self, and the daughter is like unto the son. How, ...
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Does the Kaundinyasa/Kaundinya Gotra derive it's lineage from Buddha's disciple Kodanna?

I have been trying to trace the history of the Kaundinyasa gotra. Most of the references I find imply that Kaundinya was a brahmin at the court of the father of prince Siddharth (later Gautam Buddha) ...
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How to find Sutra, Shakha and Pravaras

My name is Lokesh Sharma and my gotra is "Ratna Bhardwaj". I want to determine my Sutra, Shakha and Pravaras. Could someone please help me?
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Who are these tribes mentioned in Hindu scriptures?

Section LXV of Shanti Parva of Mahabharata mentions a conversation between Indra and Mandhatri that is narrated by Bhishma Pitamah to the Pandavas. It mentions many tribes: Mandhatri said, 'What ...
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Vanshaj of great Hindu Rishi Munis?

We all know that there were many great Rishi Munis (Sage) who have blessed our motherland and we also know that genes are passed on from one generation to the next one, so would it be correct to ...
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Every hindu is associated to Kuldevi and Kuldev. What is the purpose of it?

Every person in Hindu community is linked to Kuldevi and Kuldev. Everyone in Hinduism have Kuldevi and Kuldev. What is the purpose of it? What are the rituals for Kuldevi and Kuldev? If I don't know ...
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Believing our family ancestors

In our family,they tell us to worship our ancestors from where family have been started Is it right that we should worship them rather than worshipping God?? Please tell me in detail
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Does anyone know about Sage Gritakoushik?

Because My Gotra is Gritakousik घृतकौशिक I never read about Sage Gritakousik in puranas and scriptures.
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Who is the Vaishya Rishi Sankila?

As I discuss in this question, every Brahmana is a descendant of sages, which is why every Gotra or clan of Brahmins has an associated list of Pravaras, a list of the sages they're descended from. For ...
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How can a brahmin trace his ancestors? [duplicate]

If one is a Brahmin, how can he trace his ancestors back to say 3-4 generations through gotra (lineage) of atri?
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Why is Vasishta listed as a descendant of Kashyapa's son Avatsara?

As I discuss in this question, every Brahmana is a descendant of sages, which is why every Gotra or clan of Brahmins has an associated list of Pravaras, a list of the sages they're descended from. For ...
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Why is the divine architect Vishwakarma considered a descendant of Bhrigu?

Every Brahmin is a descendant of sages, which is why every Gotra or clan of Brahmins has an associated list of Pravaras, a list of the sages they're descended from. For instance, I am a Brahmana ...
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Why is Ravan considered a Rakshasa?

Ravana's father was a Brahmin while his mother a Rakshasi. Then why is he considered a Rakshasa, Rather than a Brahmin. Is it because of his actions?
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Why is it forbidden to marry a person with the same Gotra?

In Hinduism, why is it forbidden to marry a person with the same Gotra? Is it mentioned in the scriptures somewhere? Does it make sense to overlook the restrictions in today's world?
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Aryan Migration theory—evidence for and against it in the Vedas

Aryan Migration theory is a hotly contested topic. The proponents of the theory cite Vedic verses which talk of ancestors recording their memories of a cold desolate homeland and their fear of fauna ...
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Who are Brahm Bhatt Brahmins?

I want to know more about Brahm Bhatt Brahmins/Pandits. Who are Brahm Bhatt Brahmins? Is there any difference between Bhatt and Bhaat.
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Why is Nahusha's last name Manava?

Most people have only heard of the lunar dynasty king Yayati, who was cursed with old age by Sukracharya (guru of the Asuras) and temporarily regained his youth by giving his old age to his youngest ...
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What is the full ancestry of Janaka?

In the Bala Kanda of the Ramayana, during the wedding of Rama and Sita, both families share their respective family trees. Vashishta presents a long genealogy for Rama's family, the Ikshvaku dynasty, ...