Who are Rishi Asita and Devala
Its said in Kurma Purana -Chapter 19 -that sage Kashyapa performed great penance for sons and as a result of his penance Sage Asita was born.
एतानुत्पादय पुत्रानस्तु प्रजसन्तानकारणात | काश्यप: पुत्रकामस्तु
चचार सुमहत्तप ||1||
Suta said :- With the desire of begetting more sons for the increase
in the worldly population ...
Rakshasas and Yakshas are perhaps the only two species unrelated to Maharshi Kashyapa. They are children of Lord Brahma. The creation of Rakshasas is described in the 4th chapter of the Uttara Kanda of Ramayana as well as in Puranas like Srimad Bhagavatam.
In the Uttara Kanda, Rishi Agastya tells Rama the story of their creation, when Rama asked the same ...
Sri Garga or Gargacharya or Garga Muni was a celebrated seer in both the Vedic and Puranic domains. There is mention about him in many puranas and Mahabharata. Garga Samhita is attributed to Sage Garga. He was famous in the lineage of Great rishi Bhaaradvaja. Garga had established a gotra in his name. He is the seer of hymn 6.47 of the Rig veda and also for ...
In Hindu society, Gotra broadly refers to people who are descendants in an unbroken male lineage from a common male ancestor or patrilineage.
Kashyapa was one of the eight original gotras (clans) of the Brahmins, being derived from Kashyapa, the name of a rishi (hermit) whom they believed to have heard the Veda.
On other hand, Brahmins belonging to the ...
The Hindu Gotra System – Male Lineage Identification
The Gotra is a system which associates a person with his most ancient
or root ancestor in an unbroken male lineage. For instance if a person
says that he belongs to the Bharadwaja Gotra then it means that he
traces back his male ancestry to the ancient Rishi (Saint or Seer)
Bharadwaja. So Gotra ...
Yes, this is absolutely possible.
A famous example: The kuladevata of the Travancore royal family was Padmanābha, Lord Vishnu. The kings from this house even carried the title "Padmanābhadāsa", servant of Vishnu. They considered Lord Vishnu to be the true ruler of the country and themselves to be mere custodians.
The kuladevata of most Iyengar ...
Gotra, or lineage is determined through one's father (biological), which is an unbroken line of men going back to Rishis (sages) who started them.
E.g. If a person belongs to Vishvamitra gotra today, it means, Vishvamitra (who lived hundreds of thousands of years ago)'s son's son's son's ....... son is that person.
Sriguru Shukraacharya was from the lineage of Great Maharshi Bhrigu. Hence he was called "bhArgava". Bhargava pravara is related to many gotras. I am posting the gotras which have bhargava pravara so that it can help you in finding the right gotra. Bold are the gotras and next to them are the pravara. Most probably the first one would be your gotra. But ...
Gotra name is the name of the person who has been saint or Rishi(sages) first in community. First person to become saint in unbroken line of men.
Eg. If a person belongs to Gautam Gotra then Gautam Rishi was first person who become Saint or Rishi(sages) in the unbroken chain of the men.
The Purva Mimamsa school seems to have had varied views regarding the nature of Gotras. In this excerpt from his commentary on the Purva Mimamsa Sutras, the Purva Mimamsa philosopher Shabara Swami apparently recognizes the notion that Gotra indicates the Rishi from whom you’re descended:
Nor are sages entitled to perform of sacrifices, because they have ...
Gotra means clan.Say if some one's Gotra is Bharadwaj; than that means he is a descendant of sage Baradwaj.
Google defines Gotra as
In Hindu society, the term gotra (Sanskrit: गोत्र) means clan. It
broadly refers to people who are descendants in an unbroken male line
from a common male ancestor or patriline. Generally the gotra forms an
SANKHAYANA is same as shAnkhAyana as spelled in Sanskrit. We have to first see the lineage of this great Vedic rishi. Chapter 15 of the shAnkhAyana Aranyaka presents the following
atha vaMshaH| [This is the lineage]
om namo brahmaNe nama AchAryebhyaH| gunAkhyAc chANkhAyanAd asamAbhir adhItam | guNAkhyaH shAnkhAyanaH kaholA(La)t kaushItakeH | kahola(La)H ...
According to Bhagavata and Vishnu Purana: Bharata requested Bharadvaja for a son as his he deemed his own progeny unfit to rule. Bharadvaja created "Bhumanyu" out of the sacrificial fire.
An alternate explanation is that "Bhumanyu" was child the Bharata and princess of Kasi.
Either which way, it appears that Bharadvaja presided the ritual ...
Any Pitru karma done should only given to Pradyumana, Sankarshna, Vasudeva form of lord Narayana on Vishnu pada only. This was demonstrated by Bhisma in Mahabharata, despite knowing that his fathers hand asking the Pinda he gave it vishnu pada only, only vishnu have right to give or take to concerned Pitrus, so gothra doesnt matter.. you have that Prachita ...
Well as you can see from the screen shot below & here that Bhuvamanyu (भुवमन्यु).— A son of Vitatha, and father of four powerful sons, Bṛhadkṣatra and three others including Garga, was the successor of King Bharata who was a Chandravanshi.
According to the Mahābhārata (Adi Parva), Bharata was the son of King
Dushyanta and Shakuntala and ...
There is a belief that Vishwamitra and Kaushika are same person but then why would there be two pravaras of Kaushika and Vishwamitra in same gotra?
The pravara of Kaushika gotra is " Vaiswaamitra, Aghamarshana, Koushika " and the pravara of Vishwamitra gotra is " Vaiswaamitra, Devaraata, Owtala"
Technically, Vishwamitra is also called &...