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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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Which are the sub sects and shakas are Non-Brahmins in Sri Vaishnava community?

Which are the sub sects and shakas are Non-Brahmins in Sri Vaishnava community? What's their role and duties generally perfomed such Sri Vaishnava Non-Brahmins? Why some of the non-Brahmins will ...
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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, on 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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How is the gotra determined

I want to know how do we determine that a person or his tribe belongs to this particular "Gotra".? Is it fixed based on the kuldevis they are worshipping or it differs from community to community. ...
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Gargeya Gotra / Gargi Gotra

My Surname is Yadav and my gotra is Gargeya . Is that possible because Gargeya are Suryavanshi lineage and Yadav are Chandravanshi lineage. I am confused. I am from Maharashtra if it helps.
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Are Hindus descendants of Surya and Chandra Vamshis?

Are all Hindus, or at least all Indian Hindus descendants of Suryavamshis and Chandravamshis? Kindly through some light.
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Is Kashyapa gotra same as Koushika gotra?

In the Mahabharata Kaushika gotra is mentioned and kashyapa gotra might have mentioned. Are the two gotras same?
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Who was Koushika (of Koushika gotra)?

They say one shouldn't dig into rishi-moolam and nadi-moolam, cos it is very hard to find source.. but still curious. When mentioning gotra during abhivaadaye, there is a rishi-pravara : Vaishvamitra,...
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What are the Pravaras used at the time of sankalpam?

What are the Pravaras used at the time of Sankalpam? I used to utter srimukh shandilya gotrah Tri Pravarah. Is there any scripture which define Pravara?
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Can different people of different varna share the same gotra?

Every we time go to a temple, when the priest performs archana, he asks us our Gotra. Gotra states our lineage from the sages. In some states of South India, Brahmins and Gouds have the same gotra ...
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Do Rakshasas have a gotra?

Did all Rakshasas descend only from Kashyapa or from other sages as well ? Were Vasishta Agasthya of Rakshasa origin? What proportion of Rakshasas were evil and what part pious and neutral judging ...
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Who was Maharshi Garga?

My gotra is Gargeya and I belong to a brahmin family. But I don't know who was Maharshi Garga. Please tell me story if anybody know.
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What are the main gotras and the upagotras among Brahmins?

I would like to know the names of the original gotras. I have seen online different lists of gotras (sometimes up to 100+). I would like to know if there is a tree diagram of gotras and upagotras ...