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Who are Rishi Asita and Devala?

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 ...
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Do Rakshasas have a gotra?

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 ...
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Who was Maharshi Garga?

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 ...
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Is Kashyapa gotra same as Koushika gotra?

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 ...
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How the Gotra of a woman is changed during marriage?

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 ...
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What is the lineage of Yajnavalkya, the guru of Janaka?

Ṛṣi Yājñavalkya is very venerable & renowned Ṛṣi, not only in itihāsa-purāṇas, but also in śruti. And in smṛtis, he is a śiromani, being the author of Yājñavalkya dharmaśāstra. As for the gotra &...
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Gotra of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa before taking sanyas was known as Gadadhar Chattopadhyay. The Chattos(Chatterjee/Chattopadhay) are Kulin brahmins who were called from Kanyakubja by Adisura , a King of ...
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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?

Gautam , Angiras , Utathya . I'm also from Gautam gotra and follow Samveda .
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Can Lord Vishnu be a Kuldevta?

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&...
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What is the origin of Shukracharya gotra?

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 ...
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How is the gotra determined

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 ...
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How did the Purva Mimamsa school explain Gotras?

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 ...
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Why are Gargeya and Bharadwaja Gotra distinct?

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 ...
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Who was Sankhyanasa rishi and what is his gotra pravara?

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 ...
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Who is the father of rishi Shandilya?

The father of Shandilya is mentioned as Devala, according to the Saurapurana: Kaśyapa created the animals, animates and inanimates and again for the growth of progeny he underwent austere penance. By ...
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Can different people of different varna share the same gotra?

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. ...
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If a person is from Parashara gotra but the girl he loves is of Vasishta gotra, are they siblings?

It depends on the pravaras associated with the two gotras as marriage rules are based on pravara associated with gotra eg: mahAbhArata anushasana parva CIV : A woman of the same Pravaras should also ...
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What were the parameters of progeny's of Rishis were seen to bless them to start Gotra system?

I had a same question few years back and I was not able to find the reason. Very recently I did some ferreting on Google and found an interesting article on speakingtree on Gotra system. It is as ...
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Death formalities done under wrong Gotra

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 ...
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Does progeny born out of varNa-SaMkara (intermixing of classes) also derive gotra from father?

Yes, a child invariably derives Gotra from its father irrespective of it being product of varNa-saMkara. From Manu SmRitI 10.64, śūdrāyāṃ brāhmaṇāj jātaḥ śreyasā cet prajāyate | aśreyān śreyasīṃ ...
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Gargeya Gotra / Gargi Gotra

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 ...
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Who was Koushika (of Koushika gotra)?

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,...
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What are the main gotras and the upagotras among Brahmins?

I would recommend reading the The Early Brahmanical System of Gotra and Pravara by by John Brough. https://www.google.co.in/books/edition/The_Early_Brahmanical_System_of_Gotra_an/QZhtAAAAQBAJ?hl=en&...
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