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How to find Shaka with the gotra

How to find Shaka with the help of gotra or pravara ? I tried searching but couldn't find a good resource in internet
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How can a North Indian from Bihar and South Indian from Andhra Pradesh have gowthama gotra? Are they both the same gotra or different?

Curious how that works. And does that mean they are related?
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Who are Kanvas?

Who are Kanvas, those with Kanva gotra or people who belong to the Shukla Yajurveda Kanva shakha? I'm not able to find any useful reference, as there is a separate mutt of Kanvas in south India.
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Pravara of Suryavamsa Kshatriyas

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, ...
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Are there evidences in Vedas or real proofs that prove that gotra is NOT a Biological concept in Brahmins?

Generally gotra is passed on to biological son. But is it possible that there are people (Brahmins) who are of same gotra but don't share a common ancestor?
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What will be gotra of Kayastha?

Kayasthas are said to be descendants of Lord Chitragupta , who was himself was conceived in the mind of Brahma. So what will be their gotras?
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Is it possible that a person of Parashara gotra and a person of Vasishta gotra are not related?

Both Vasishta and Parashara come under and share the common pravara of "Vasishta" are the people of these gotras related? Or could they marry each other?
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It is said that we all are descendants of Rishi Kashyap.How is it possible if there were total 7 distinct rishis?

It is generally accepted that people who don't know their gotra can take Kashyap as their gotra. The reason being that kashap is the progenitor of all beings. Is it true?
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If a person is from Parashara gotra but the girl he loves is of Vasishta gotra, are they siblings?

If a person is from Parashara gotra but the girl he loves is of Vasishta gotra, are they siblings? (Since Parashara was the grandson of Vasishta) So the question arises: are the gotras belonging to ...
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How did the jamádagni-s, a fairly small and late clan in the R̥g-vedá, rise to such prominence in sū́tra-s?

How did the Jamádagni-s, a fairly small and late clan in the R̥g-vedá, rise to such prominence in sū́tra-s? Below I give an explanation as to why the Jamádagni-s were considered to be a minor clan in ...
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What is my pravara,if my gotra is Kanakkayala and it's a Reddy gotra

Kanakkayala is a reddy gotra and found mostly in Kadapa region.I want to know the pravara for kanakkayala gotra
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Are Gaur/Gaud Brahmins connected to Gaudiya Vaishnavism Sampradaya? Are some Sampradaya named after sects of founding Brahmins?

Any history of Gaur Brahmins and their specific spiritual lineage is appreciated. What sampradaya were followed by Gaur Brahmins? (or are followed by Gaur Brahmins) Gaur Brahmins have the following 12 ...
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What is the pravara and ancestral lineage of the kanakkayala Gotra?

I want to know the pravara of the kanakkayala gotra and the history of their ancestral lineage.
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Bengali Family Gotra Brahmarishi

My parents said our gotra is "Brahmarishi". But no where I could find about it. Does anyone has more information about this Gotra. Please help me.
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I know my pravara and veda, can I find out my veda shakha and sutra?

I am Rigvediya "karnakamma" telugu brahmin of kamakayana visvamitra gotra, pravara being vaisvamitra daivasravasa daivatarasa. From this information could I find out my veda shakha and ...
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Gotra of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

What was the gotra of gadAdhara/ rAmakRShNa-paramahaMsa? I tried searching on the internet, but did not find a clear answer.
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What varna does the child born from inter-Varna marriage in Hindu tradition, belong to?

I have heard from Puri Shankaracharya (Govardhan Peeth) the following formula to decide varna of child in inter-Varna marriage: Brahmin father, Kshatriya mother -> Kshatriya child Rest all of the ...
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What is my my pravara and gotra if belong to tulasi gotra?

I have asked many people about tulasi gotra but i couldn't find my pravara and what Varna i belong to. Please tell me if someone knows
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What are the marriage conditions for an offspring boy of sagotra vivah?

Marriage in Kaliyug is to be within castes not outside, but not sagotra as well or else the offspring is Varnasankara. The pramana for this is given across Shrimad Bhagvad Gita and Puranas. I am born ...
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Are there any instances in our scriptures where sagotra marriage was done?

Q:-Are there any instances where sagotra marriage was carried out? Q:-How the outspring of sagotri marriage were looked upon? Q:- Is there any prasyachit for doing sagotra marriage?
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Which are the gotras amongst which marriages are forbidden?

I don't recall where I watched it, there was once this video in YouTube which said people of certain gotras shouldn't marry. I don't mean people of Vasisth gotra and people of Vasisth gotra, which I ...
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Whose gotra has to be mismatched for marriage ? - Only father or both father and mother

As far as I know Gotra of fathers of bride and bridegroom has to mismatched for marriage between a man and woman.(in brahmins) Whose gotras has to be mismatched for marriage ? - Only father or both ...
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Are there two different rishis kutsa and kutsat?

I belong to kutsat gotra. I know about kutsa rishi but i want to know was there any kutsat rishi in past or kutsat and kutsa rishi are one and the same?
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Are there any Gotras with these names?

There is really a confusion in someone's family about the Gotras. Are there any Gotras with the names: Kandilya Gotra (starting with 'K) and Latvas Gotra? If they are malapropism of some similar ...
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I am Ghoi vaishya and my gotra is gangal i am trying to find my sage and kuldevta. any help would be really awesome!

I am Ghoi vaishya and my gotra is gangal i am trying to find my orignal rishi and kuldevta. any help would be really awesome!
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Is it possible to know the Gotra from the surname alone?

My surname is Mukhopadhyay. I belong to Bhardwaj Gotra. My maternal side's surname is Bandopadhyay and they belong to Kashyapa Gotra. Is it true that all persons with the surname Mukhopadhyay belong ...
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Are there two Vashista Maharishi?

Some people claim that there were two Vashista Maharishi one among the saptarishi and the other is brother of Kaundinya Maharishi. When I say my pravara it is "Vashista-Maitravarna-Kaundinya ...
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I am a Kalinga Shrauta Brahmin and I know that my family belongs to Gautama Gotra and Kauthuma Shakha of Samaveda. What is my pravara then?

I am from Bhubaneswar, Odisha. I know that my family belongs to Kauthuma Shakha of Samaveda and follows the Latyayana Sutra. However my father doesn't exactly remember the pravara.
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What is Gotra of a person after converting to Hinduism?

When someone converts to hinduism, how is his Gotra determined? (asking for a friend) This is important in matters of marriage or puja (Pujaris always ask for your gotra) or Shraadh kriya. Is there a ...
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What could be my clan's sutra?

I belong to Gaargya gotra and follow the Yajurveda (Madhyanddinya). Our family does not remember the "sutra" of the Yajurveda that our clan was supposed to follow. I was wondering if ...
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Do the total number of gotras change?

There are two related and interesting questions on this site Number and Types of Gotras What are the main gotras and the upagotras among Brahmins? I don't know whether gotras are creatable or not? I ...
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How is one's gotra relevant today?

Besides marriage (i.e. not marrying a person of the same gotra), how is gotra significant today? Does one need to perform a ritual related to gotra?
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Why are Gargeya and Bharadwaja Gotra distinct?

A question about Bhardwaja and Gargeya gotras. Bhardwaja had two sons: Drona and Garaga (mother Kshatriya). Drona had one son "Ashwathama". Ashwathana didn't have any sons. So the entire ...
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Who was Sankhyanasa rishi and what is his gotra pravara?

Who was Sankhyanasa rishi? Who were his forefathers and what was is his lineage? What is his gotra pravara? There is some info that his gotra maybe is a sublineage of Vasishta gotra, very similar to ...
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Sutra karas of bharadwaja gotra

What are two sutras in Bharadwaja gotra. One is Aswalauja sutra which is explained here. What is the other sutra . ( of yajur Veda )
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What were the parameters of progeny's of Rishis were seen to bless them to start Gotra system?

I never understood how progeny of Rishis were blessed/allowed to start new Gotra system. The progenitors already had their Gotras. So what was the need for sub Gotra system? Example, Sandilya Rishi ...
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Who is the father of rishi Shandilya?

Who is the father of Rishi Shandilya after whom Shandilya gotra is named? The wikipedia page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shandilya_(Rishi) gives no light on this. https://familypedia.wikia.org/wiki/...
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Can Lord Vishnu be a Kuldevta?

Today my grandfather told me that our Kuldevta is Lord Vishnu and I had a hard time believing it. Is it possible to have Vishnu as a Kuldevta? If yes then which Rishi was originated from Lord Vishnu?
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Are king Harita and sage Harita one or two different persons?

I am searching about harit gotra and came across two persons harit king and harit sage. Are they different personalities or one person?
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Why are Vashishtha and Parashara used as gotras but Shakiti is not?

Why are Vashishtha and Parashara used as gotras but Shakiti is not? Even though they are of the same male lineage? Vashishtha > Shakti Muni > Parashara > Vyas. Why do people not use Vashishtha as ...
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Death formalities done under wrong Gotra

I want to know what happens if all the death related formalities ie, Puja, Antim Sanskar, Pind daan, Asthi Visarjan, etc are done unknowingly using wrong gotra. Are there any remedies mentioned in any ...
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Number and Types of Gotras

I am looking for scriptural references that list all the gotras that were formed. If there is no such listing, is there any scripture that mentions the total number of them?
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Does progeny born out of varNa-SaMkara (intermixing of classes) also derive gotra from father?

There was an episode where SatyakAma Jabala of unknown lineage was accepted as a disciple. Similarly, the recent, there happened another incident where King Prasenadi from the lineage of shAkhya was ...
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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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What is the lineage of Yajnavalkya, the guru of Janaka?

Yajnavalkya is an ancient rishi who is associated with many texts in Sanskrit such as the Shatapatha Brahmana, Shukla Yajurveda and the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad. His discussions with Raja Janaka of ...
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How did the Purva Mimamsa school explain Gotras?

If the Purva Mimamsa school believes that the Earth and humans are eternal, then how does it explain ancestral Gotras, such descendants of Bharadwaj, Angirasa, etc?
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Who are Rishi Asita and Devala?

Recently, while searching for the information about Pravara (प्रवर​) regarding this question, I found that Pravara refers to best among Rishi who are seer of Vedic hymns. Following is some useful ...
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How the Gotra of a woman is changed during marriage?

Gotra of women will change from her father's Gotra to husband's Gotra. How this will happen? Is there any Mantra?
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What is the origin of Shukracharya gotra?

When I asked my parents, what is our gotra, they told me Shukracharya is our gotra. I tried searching over the internet but could not find about Shukracharya gotra. It is not present under the list of ...
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