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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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