Saturday, June 6, 2009

Ancestorage and Niyogi Brahmins Cont...........

Surnames (Family Names) of:


Niyogi Brahmins

         1.          
Adaalatu
         2.          
Adukuri
         3.          
Ainamprolu
         4.          
Ainaparti
         5.          
Akhandam
         6.          
Akkiraju
         7.          
Alamuru
         8.          
Alapattu
         9.          
Aleti
       10.        
Alladi
       11.        
Ambadasu
       12.        
Ambarukhana
       13.        
Ammiraju
       14.        
Amruthavakkula
       15.        
Anantavarapu
       16.        
Andukuru
       17.        
Anipeddi
       18.        
Annavarpu
       19.        
Anumarlapudi
       20.        
Attota
       21.        
Ayenapurapu
       22.        
Ayinambrolu
       23.        
Ayinpura
       24.        
Bairavarasu
       25.        
Balijepalli
       26.        
Bathulapalli
       27.        
Beecharaju
       28.        
Bhandaru
       29.        
Bharatam
       30.        
Bhatlapenamarthi
       31.        
Bhatraju
       32.        
Bhimavarapu
       33.        
Birudavolu
       34.        
Bodicherla
       35.        
Bolla
       36.        
Bollapragada
       37.        
Boppudi
       38.        
Brahmandam
       39.        
Budamagunta
       40.        
Chadalavada
       41.        
Chakilam
       42.        
Challa
       43.        
Chandraraju
       44.        
Chelpati
       45.        
Chentapenta
       46.        
Cheruku
       47.        
Chetlapalli
       48.        
Chevendra
       49.        
Chillara
       50.        
Chittem
       51.        
Chodavarapu
       52.        
Daliparthi
       53.        
Damerla
       54.        
Devalraju
       55.        
Devambotla
       56.        
Devarabotla
       57.        
Dongra
       58.        
Dontaraju
       59.        
Dontharaju
       60.        
Dosapati
       61.        
Dubagunta
       62.        
Durga
       63.        
Durgaraju
       64.        
Edlapalli
       65.        
Edury
       66.        
Eedupalli
       67.        
Errampeta Chetlapalli
       68.        
Errapatruni
       69.        
Errum
       70.        
Gaddapalli
       71.        
Gadicharla
       72.        
Gadidasu
       73.        
Gajulapalli
       74.        
Gampa
       75.        
Ganapatiraju
       76.        
Gandavarapu
       77.        
Gandham
       78.        
Gangaravula
       79.        
Ganugapati
       80.        
Garikapati
       81.        
Gatraju
       82.        
Ghali
       83.        
Ghantasala
       84.        
Godavari
       85.        
Goparaju
       86.        
Gopaluni
       87.        
Gorijavolu
       88.        
Guduru
       89.        
Gundlapalli
       90.        
Gundumalla
       91.        
Guntupalli
       92.        
Huggahalli
       93.        
Ikkurthi
       94.        
Ikkurthy
       95.        
Ikkurty
       96.        
Illandula
       97.        
Illendula
       98.        
Illindala
       99.        
Inapurapu
     100.      
Indurthi
     101.      
Inumella
     102.      
Jeedigunta
     103.      
Josyula
     104.      
Kagollu
     105.      
Kagupati
     106.      
Kakarlamudi
     107.      
Kakarlapudi
     108.      
Kakileru Chetlapalli
     109.      
Kamaraju
     110.      
Kambhammettu
     111.      
Kanakabhattula
     112.      
Kanchikacharala
     113.      
Kanchugantala
     114.      
Kandhibanda
     115.      
Kankipati
     116.      
Kanukollu
     117.      
Kapavarapu
     118.      
Karinapati
     119.      
Karlapudi
     120.      
Kasarabada
     121.      
Kathari
     122.      
Kavipurapu
     123.      
Kavulu
     124.      
Kavuluri
     125.      
Kavuru
     126.      
Kesharaju
     127.      
Khandaladinne
     128.      
Koduri
     129.      
Kolipaka
     130.      
Komaravolu
     131.      
Kompalli
     132.      
Kona
     133.      
Koochi
     134.      
Korlimarla
     135.      
Kotamraju
     136.      
Kovuru
     137.      
Kunchanapalli
     138.      
Kuppila
     139.      
Lakinepalli
     140.      
Lakkaraju
     141.      
Lingamgunta
     142.      
Machiraju
     143.      
Maddali
     144.      
Madiraju
     145.      
Mallavarapu
     146.      
Malyala
     147.      
Mandapaka
     148.      
Manikonda
     149.      
Mannava
     150.      
Marella
     151.      
Mattigunta
     152.      
Matukumalli
     153.      
Mittadoddi
     154.      
Modukuru
     155.      
Morparthi
     156.      
Mukkamala
     157.      
Mukkapati
     158.      
Munimanikyam
     159.      
Mylavarapu
     160.      
Nadimpalli
     161.      
Nagulapalli
     162.      
Nandiraju
     163.      
Naraparaju
     164.      
Nibhanupudi
     165.      
Nimmaraju
     166.      
Nissankala
     167.      
Paluvayi
     168.      
Pamarthi
     169.      
Pamidimukkala
     170.      
Parimi
     171.      
Parupudi
     172.      
Patibanda
     173.      
Pavuluri
     174.      
Penamakuri
     175.      
Penamakuru
     176.      
Penugonda Chetlapalli
     177.      
Pidugu
     178.      
Potula
     179.      
Pusuluri
     180.      
Rayabharam
     181.      
Rayaprolu
     182.      
Regadamilli
     183.      
Revuri
     184.      
Rudravarapu
     185.      
Rupanagunta
     186.      
Salapaka
     187.      
Sambaraju
     188.      
Sambatur
     189.      
Sampatam
     190.      
Samudram
     191.      
Sandepudi
     192.      
Sannikandlapadu
     193.      
Saripalli
     194.      
Satram
     195.      
Sattenapalli
     196.      
Savidi
     197.      
Singaraju
     198.      
Somaasi
     199.      
Somaraju
     200.      
Srikaram
     201.      
Sthaanam
     202.      
Tammera
     203.      
Thondapi
     204.      
Toleti
     205.      
Torthi
     206.      
Tumu
     207.      
Turlapati
     208.      
Tuttagunta
     209.      
Twarakavi
     210.      
Udayagiri
     211.      
Ullaganti
     212.      
Uppala
     213.      
Urakaranam
     214.      
Uta
     215.      
Uttaralingamakuntla
     216.      
Vaddiraju
     217.      
Vadduri
     218.      
Vadlamudi
     219.      
Vaduri
     220.      
Vahi
     221.      
Vallambhatla
     222.      
Vanam
     223.      
Vangipurapu
     224.      
Vankamamidi
     225.      
Vankeswarapu
     226.      
Varagani
     227.      
Varahagiri
     228.      
Vareswaram
     229.      
Varkhola
     230.      
Vasa
     231.      
Vegaraju
     232.      
Veladi
     233.      
Velagapudi
     234.      
Vepachedu
     235.      
Vinnakota
     236.      
Vissamraju,
     237.      
Yamarthi
     238.      
Yedida
     239.      
Yerravally

Most of these families belong to "Kanva" or "Kanveeya" branch of Pradhamasakha. Many of these family names are unique to Pradhamasakha, and you may not find the same names in any other Brahmin caste, but some family names are found in various other Brahmin groups as well. Also, some of these family names may be found in non-Brahmin castes due to the fact that many of the family names are derived from the village names.

Aruvela Niyogi

1 Abbaraju
2 Abburi
3 Achanta
4 Addanki
5 Adidamu
6 Adimulam
7 Adipudi
8 Adiraju
9 Aditham
10 Adivi
11 Aduri
12 Adusumalli
13 Ajjarapu
14 Akkanapragada
15 Akkaraju
16 Akkenapragada
17 Akkinapragada
18 Akkinepalli
19 Akkiraju
20 Akunuri
21 Aluru
22 Amanaganti
23 Amancherla
24 Amirapu
25 Ammanabrolu
26 Amperayani
27 Andukuri
28 Annamraju
29 Annapragada
30 Annavaram
31 Apparaju
32 Aradhyula
33 Arjarapu
34 Atlapragada
35 Atluri
36 Atreyapurapu
37 Avasarala
38 Avatapalli
39 Avva
40 Ayyadevara
41 Ayyagari
42 Ayyalaraju
43 Bakaraju
44 Balabhadrapatruni
45 Balanthrapu
46 Balemarthy
47 Balivada
48 Ballijepalli
49 Banda
50 Bandhakavi
51 Bapatla
52 Basavaraju
53 Bendapudi
54 Bhadriraju
55 Bhamidipati
56 Bharatham
57 Bhattiprolu
58 Bhavaraju
59 Bheemaraju
60 Bhimaraju
61 Bhogaraju
62 Bhograj
63 Bhupatiraju
64 Bitragunta
65 Bodapati
66 Boddapati
67 Boinapally
68 Bollapalli
69 Bollapragada
70 Bommakanti
71 Bommaraju
72 Bommireddipalli
73 Bondalapati
74 Botlaguduru
75 Boyanapalli
76 Boyinepalli
77 Brahmandam
78 Budaraju
79 Buddhavarapu
80 Budhiraju
81 Buyyanapragada
82 Chadalawada
83 Chaganti
84 Chaganty
85 Chakicherla
86 Chakilam
87 Chalamchala
88 Challa
89 Challapally
90 Chamaraju
91 Chamarthy
92 Chandarlapati
93 Chandramouli
94 Chandraraju
95 Chatrathi
96 Cheemalamarri
97 Chennapragada
98 Cherukupalli
99 Cherukuvada
100 Chevuturi
101 Chevuturu
102 Chilakalapudi
103 Chimakurthy
104 Chimatapu
105 Chinnamuttevi
106 Chinta
107 Chintagunta
108 Chintalapudi
109 Chintapalli
110 Chitrapu
111 Chittamuri
112 Chittapragada
113 Chitturi
114 Chodavarapu
115 Choragudi
116 Chunduru
117 Ciriyam
118 Daliparthy
119 Damaraju
120 Dammalapati
121 Danam
122 Dantanaraju
123 Davuluri
124 Desabhatla
125 Desaraju
126 Desiraju
127 Devaguptapu
128 Devalraju
129 Devambotla
130 Devarabhotla
131 Devarabotla
132 Devulapalli
133 Dhanyamraju
134 Dharani
135 Dharmavarapu
136 Dhurjati
137 Dinavahi
138 Dittakavi
139 Doddavarapu
140 Dontaraju
141 Dronamraju
142 Duggaraju
143 Duggirala
144 Duttaluru
145 Eadara
146 Eeswarapragada
147 Elchuri
148 Enjeti
149 Errapragada
150 Gaddamanugu
151 Gade
152 Gadiraju
153 Gady
154 Ganavarapu
155 Gandavarapu
156 Gandrapu
157 Gangaraju
158 Gangavarapu
159 Ganjam
160 Gannavarapu
161 Garnepudy
162 Gollamudi
163 Gollapudi
164 Goparaju
165 Goteti
166 Govindaraju
167 Gudipati
168 Gudladona
169 Gudlavalleti
170 Gullapalli
171 Gummaraju
172 Gundamaraju
173 Gundimeda
174 Gundlapalli
175 Gunnikuntla
176 Gurazada
177 Iduri
178 Idury
179 Illandula
180 Illendula
181 Illindala
182 Inamanamelluri
183 Inampudi
184 Indupalli
185 Inugurthi
186 Inumella
187 Ippagunta
188 Iragavarapu
189 Ivaturi
190 Jakkaraju
191 Jallawaram
192 Jayagiri
193 Jayanthi
194 Jeedigunta
195 Jillellamudi
196 Jonnalagadda
197 Kaasiraju
198 Kadambari
199 Kalapatapu
200 Kalavacharla
201 Kaligotla
202 Kallakuri
203 Kalley
204 Kalluri
205 Kalugotla
206 Kalvakurthi
207 Kamakolanu
208 Kamaraju gadda
209 Kambhammettu
210 Kanakagiri
211 Kanala
212 Kanchnepalli
213 Kandukuri
214 Kanukolanu
215 Kanukollu
216 Kanuparthi
217 Kanuparthy
218 Kapavarapu
219 Karanam
220 Karavadi
221 Kasavaraju
222 Kasthala
223 Kasturi
224 Kasukurthi
225 Katranikona
226 Kattekola
227 Katuri
228 Kavi
229 Kavipurapu
230 Kesaanapalli
231 Kesapragada
232 Kesinapalli
233 Khambhammettu
234 Kocherlakota
235 Kodi
236 Koduri
237 Koduru
238 Koka
239 Kolanu
240 Komara
241 Komaragiri
242 Komaravolu
243 Komarraju
244 Kommaraju
245 Kona
246 Konda
247 Kondapally
248 Kondepudi
249 Konduri
250 Konduru
251 Konidena
252 Konuru
253 Kopparapu
254 Korimilli
255 Korrapati
256 Korupolu
257 Kotamarthi
258 Kotamraju
259 Kotaru
260 Kotharu
261 Kotichintala
262 Kovuru
263 Krovvidi
264 Kuchimanchi
265 Kummamuru
266 Kunderu
267 Kundurthi
268 Kuntamukkala
269 Kurapati
270 Kurumaddali
271 Lakkapragada
272 Lakkaraju
273 Lakkavajjula
274 Lingamgunta
275 Lingaraju
276 Machavaram
277 Machiraju
278 Maddali
279 Maddikonda
280 Madiraju
281 Majeti
282 Malkapuram
283 Mallampalli
284 Mallapragada
285 Mallavarapu
286 Malyala
287 Manapragada
288 Manchikalapati
289 Manchikanti
290 Manchiraju
291 Mandapaka
292 Mandapati
293 Mangu
294 Mannava
295 Mannepalli
296 Mantri
297 Mantripragada
298 Mantriraju
299 Maramraju
300 Marella
301 Marripati
302 Mattigunta
303 Matukumalli
304 Medikonduru
305 Medukonduru
306 Mittagunta
307 Mocherla
308 Modukuru
309 Mooparti
310 Moorthiraju
311 Mopidevi
312 Movva
313 Mudunuru
314 Mukkamala
315 Muktevi
316 Mulakaluri
317 Mulpur
318 Mulpuri
319 Mulugu
320 Munagamuri
321 Munimanikyam
322 Munipalle
323 Muppalla
324 Mutchumilli
325 Mutharaju
326 Muvva
327 Mydavolu
328 Mylavarapu
329 Mynampati
330 Mysore
331 Nadela
332 Nadimpalli
333 Nadupalli
334 Namavarapu
335 Namburi
336 Nandanavanam
337 Nandigama
338 Nandiraju
339 Nandiwada
340 Nanduri
341 Naraparaju
342 Navuluri
343 Nedunuri
344 Neelamraju
345 Nellutla
346 Nemali
347 Nemalikanti
348 Nerella
349 Nidamarthi
350 Nidumolu
351 Nimishakavi
352 Nimushakavi
353 Nissankala
354 Paaturi
355 Pabbaraju
356 Pagolu
357 Paidipati
358 Palagummi
359 Palakodety
360 Palepu
361 Palivela
362 Palutla
363 Pamidipati
364 Pamulaparthi
365 Pamulapati
366 Panamgipalli
367 Panchalavarapu
368 Pandrangi
369 Pandravada
370 Panguluri
371 Panthangi
372 Paramathmuni
373 Paramatmuni
374 Paramkusham
375 Parimi
376 Parupalli
377 Pathapati
378 Pathikonda
379 Patibanda
380 Patruni
381 Pattamatta
382 Pavani
383 Peddiraju
384 Pegatraju
385 Pelluri
386 Pemmaraju
387 Penamakuru
388 Penumudi
389 Perala
390 Petluri
391 Piduru
392 Pillutla
393 Pindiproli
394 Pindiprolu
395 Pingali
396 Pochiraju
397 Poduri
398 Pogalore
399 Polamraju
400 Polapragada
401 Polavaram
402 Poluri
403 Ponduri
404 Ponnada
405 Ponnekanti
406 Poolla
407 Poruri
408 Pothapragada
409 Potharaju
410 Potturi
411 Pragada
412 Pragadaraju
413 Praturi
414 Pubbaraju
415 Puligadda
416 Puligurtha
417 Pulijala
418 Pulikanti
419 Pulipaka
420 Pullamaraju
421 Punyamurthula
422 Pusapati
423 Putrevu
424 Puttabakula
425 Puvvada
426 Rachapudi
427 Racherla
428 Rajasekharuni
429 Ramachandruni
430 Ramapragada
431 Ramaraju
432 Rangaraju
433 Raparla
434 Ravela
435 Ravinutala
436 Ravipati
437 Ravula
438 Ravulaparti
439 Ravuri
440 Rayapudi
441 Rayasam
442 Rebbaprgada
443 Returi
444 Rupanagunta
445 Ryali
446 Saathamraju
447 Sambatur
448 Sambharaju
449 Sandepudi
450 Sangaraju
451 Sanka
452 Sankhamraju
453 Santapur
454 Sarikonda
455 Sarraju
456 Sarvepalli
457 Sathuluri
458 Sattiraju
459 Satyavolu
460 Seethamraju
461 Seethanraju
462 Seethimraju
463 Siddiraju
464 Singam
465 Singampalli
466 Singaraju
467 Siripurapu
468 Srigiriraju
469 Srikantham
470 Sundaragiri
471 Sunkaranam
472 Sunkesula
473 Surampudi
474 Suraparaju
475 Tadakamalla
476 Tadanki
477 Tadepalli
478 Tadikonda
479 Tadimalla
480 Tadimeti
481 Tadinada
482 Talapuru
483 Tallamraju
484 Tallapragada
485 Talluri
486 Talpuri
487 Tamiri (Kousikasa)
488 Tamirisa
489 Tamvada
490 Tanguturi
491 Tanuku
492 Tatavarthy
493 Tatiraju
494 Telidevara
495 Tenneti
496 Tetali
497 Thalupooru
498 Thatikonda
499 Thondapi
500 Thungathurthi
501 Timmaraju
502 Tipparaju
503 Tummalacheruv
504 Tummurugoti
505 Turaga
506 Turimella
507 Turlapati
508 Turlapaty
509 Tvarakavi
510 Unnava
511 Uppalapati
512 Uppaluri
513 Uppugunduri
514 Urvaakaranam
515 Vaddadi
516 Vaddiparthi
517 Vadlamannati
518 Vadrevu
519 Vajja
520 Vajjala
521 Vakkalanka
522 Valluri
523 Valluru
524 Vallury
525 Vamaraju
526 Vangipurapu
527 Vankamamidi
528 Varahagiri
529 Varanasi
530 Varigonda
531 Vasiraju
532 Vedagiri
533 Vedaraju
534 Vedururu
535 Veladi
536 Velagaleti
537 Velagapudi
538 Velaparti
539 Veldurthy
540 Velichety
541 Velpuru
542 Vemavarapu
543 Vempati
544 Vemuganti
545 Vemula
546 Vemulakonda
547 Vemuri
548 Vennelaganti
549 Ventrapragada
550 Venuturupalle
551 Vepakomma
552 Vinnakota
553 Viriyala
554 Vissapragada
555 Volety
556 Voore
557 Vootukuri
558 Voruganti
559 Vurakaranam
560 Wuppalapati
561 Wuppugundur
562 Wuppukondur
563 Wuriti
564 Yabaloori
565 Yabaluri
566 Yallapragada
567 Yamarthi
568 Yandapalli
569 Yandapally
570 Yarrapragada
571 Yeddanapudi
572 Yedida
573 Yellamraju
574 Yendluri
575 Yerragudipati
576 Yerramilli
577 Yerrapragada
578 Yerukalapudi

Niyogis Today

Niyogis are those Brahmins, who took up various secular vocations including military ones like their counterparts in other states such as Chitpavans in Maharashtra, Mohyals in the Punjab, Tyagis and Bhumihar Brahmins in most parts of Northern India and the Pushpaka Brahmins of Kerala. For this many of them gave up religious occupations such as priesthood. Today you can see only hand-full of niyogi priests working in some temples. But still as Brahmins, they are committed to follow individual / family level rituals required to be followed at their homes, even though they don't choose that as career outside. Hence, the Niyogis never either accept a religious gift or partake of Shraadha food (food given to Brahmins during death related rituals). In spite of living in modern age, most of them never give up their consciousness regarding their Vedic heritage, but rather try to follow or understand them radically.

Niyogis depend and emphasize on modern education, administration (Niyogis have traditionally been well represented in the lower cadres of local administration in Andhra Pradesh), management etc. In the past, they were Zamindars, Talukdars, Munsabs, Minor kings, Ministers in the courts of kings and feudatories. Many of them were village accountants / clerks, Karanams (in Andhra) or Patwaris (in Telangana), until recently.

A famous saying goes Yendu Niyogimpavalenanna Niyogimpadagina vaadu Niyogi - He who can be trusted for successful completion of task is a Niyogi.

List of gotras

The word "Gotra" means "lineage" in the Sanskrit language. While it is somewhat akin to a family name, the given name of a family is often different from its gotra, as given names may reflect the traditional occupation, place of residence or other important family characteristic rather than gotra.
People belonging to the same gotra also belong to the same caste in the Hindu social system. But there is a notable exception among matrilineal Tulu/Malayalee speakers where the lineages are the same across the castes. For such lists of gotras compounded by caste, please refer to the following:
Brahmins: refer to List of Brahmin gotras

Vysyas: refer to Komati (caste)

Dhangars: refer to List of Dhangar clans in India

Kammas
Khatris: refer to List of Khatri last names

Kapu / Telaga / Balija / Naidu

Nairs

Reddys

Rajputs: refer to Rajput clans

Jats: refer to List of Jat clans

Kongu Vellala Gounder's: refer to List of Kongu Vellala kootams

Tuluva/Malayalees: refer to Tuluva Malayali lineage system

Rohillas: refer to List of Rohilla Gotra

Boyar caste refer to List of Boyar gotras

Mudaliars

Oraons

The Mouths that Recited Vedas are Grieving

Brahmins played an extraordinary role in the spread of knowledge and vitalizing the Indian society for millennia. Recently, in the freedom movement and national revitalization movements they proved their merit by playing their traditional role as usual. The Brahmins whose goals have been the enlightenment and prosperity of the society are leaving mainstream social, political and economic fields nowadays. Having merit is not enough to garner the positions in various fields and seats in schools in today’s society blighted with reservations and quotas. It is high time they raise their voice against the injustice and get together to fight by blowing the conch of awakening (clarion call), says Parusuram.

Brahmins lost their traditional jobs such as karaneekam (clerk/accountant) and agraharas (land endowments).

(It should be noted that Brahmins are not the priests in every temple. Temples like mutyalamma, poleramma, mahankali etc., where animal sacrifices are a norm, Brahmins are not priests.

Brahmin gotra system

The word "gotra" means "lineage" in the Sanskrit language. Among those of the Brahmin caste, gotras are reckoned patrilineally. Each gotra takes the name of a famous Rishi or sage who was the patrilineal forebearer of that clan. And each Gotra is addressed by the suffix 'sa' or 'asa' as relevant.
The concept of Gotra was the first attempt among Brahmins to classify themselves among different groups. At the beginning, these gentes identified themselves by the names of various rishis (Angirasa, Atri, Gautam, Kashyapa, Bhrigu, Vasishtha, Kutsa, and Bharadvaja; the first seven of these are often enumerated as Saptarishis). It is to be noted that Vishwamitra was initially a Kshatriya king, who later chose and rose to become an ascetic rishi. Hence the gotra was applied to the grouping stemming from one of these rishis as his descendants.

Contents

1 Gotras
2 Gothras and Pravaras
3 Lists of Brahmin Gotras
4 Implications
5 References
6 See also

Gotras

Many lines of descent from the major rishis were later grouped separately. Accordingly, the major gotras were divided into ganas (subdivisions) and each gana was further divided into groups of families. The term gotra was then frequently started being applied to the ganas and to the sub-ganas.
Every Brahmin claims to be a direct patrilinial descendant of one of the founding rishis of a certain gana or sub-gana. It is the gana or sub-gana that is now commonly referred to as gotra.
Over the years, the number of gotras increased due to:

Descendants of original rishi also started new family lineage or new gotras, by inter marriage with other sub-groups of the same caste, and inspired by another rishi whose name they bear as their own gotra.

Pravara is the number of the most excellent rishis who belonged to that particular gotra to which a person belongs. Gotra is the name of the founding father. In Vedic ritual, the importance of the pravara appears to be in its use by the ritualist for extolling his ancestry and proclaiming, "As a descendant of worthy ancestors, I am a fit and proper person to do the act I am performing." The sacred thread yajnopavita worn on upanayana has close connection with the concept of pravaras related to Brahmin gotra system. While tying the knots of sacred thread, an oath is taken in the name of each one of these three or five of the most excellent rishis belonging to one's gotra.

The full affiliation of a brāhamana consists of:Ø Gotra,

ØPravaras

ØSutra (of Kalpa)

ØShakha

(Example:) A brahmana named 'X' introduces himself as follows : I am 'X', of Shrivatsa gotra, of Āpastamba sutra, of Taittiriya shākha of Yajurveda, of five pravaras named Bhārgava, Chyāvana, Āpnavan, Aurva and Jāmdagnya (This example is based upon the example given by Pattābhirām Shastri in the introduction to Vedārtha-Pārijata, cf. ref.).

While the gotras were classified initially according to nine rishis

The pravaras were classified under the names of the following seven rishis:

Agastya
Angirasa
Atri
Bhrigu
Kashyapa
Vasishtha
Vishvamitra

According to the listing of authors included in the verses in Rigved, the rishi Jamadagni was a descendant of rishi Bhrigu while the rishis Gautam and Bharadvaja were the descendants of rishi Angirasa.

The pravara identifies the association of a person with three or sometimes five of the above-mentioned rishis.

For example, Kashyapa Gothram has 3 rishis associated with it viz. Kashyapa, Daivala and Aavatsaara

Gothras and Pravaras

Suryadhwaja: Lakhi (Mehrishi), Soral, Binju

Bharadwaj: Angirasa, Baaryhaspatya (i.e. bRhaspati), Bharadwaja

Rathitara: Angirasa, Baaryhaspatya, Rathitara

Vatula/Vadula: Bhargava, Vaitahavya, Saavedasa

Srivatsa: Bhargava, Chyaavana, Aapnavaana, Owrva, Jaamadaghneya

Salankayana: Viswaamitra, Aghamarshana, Devarata

Shatamarshana: Angirasa, Powrukutsa, Traasatasya

Atreya: Atreya, Aarchanaasa, Syaavaasva

Kowsika: Vishwamitra, Aghavarshana, Kowsika

Kalabodhana / Kalabhavasa (3 variations)
Kalabodhana: Viswaamitra, AAgamarshana, Kalabodhana
Kalaboudha: Viswaamitra, AAgamarshana, Kalaboudha

Kalabhavasa: Viswaamitra, AAgamarshana, Kalabhavasa

Viswamitra: Vaiswaamitra, Devarata, Owtala

Kaundinya: Vaasishta, Maitraavaruna, Kaundinya

Harita/Haritasa: Angirasa, Ambarisha, Yuvanasva

Gautamasa: Angirasa, Aayasyasa, Gautama

Mowdgalya (3 Variations)
Angirasa, Bharmyasva, Mowdgalya
Tarkshya, Bharmyasva, Mowdgalya
Angirasa, Dhavya, Mowdgalya

Sandilya (3 Variations)
Kasyapa, Aavatsaara, Daivala
Kasyapa, Aavatsaara, Sandilya
Kasyapa, Daivala, Asitha

Naitruvakaasyapa: Kasyapa, Aavatsara, Naitruva

Kutsa: Angirasa, Maandhatra, Kowtsa

Kanva (2 Variations)
Angirasa, Ajameeda, Kaanva
Angirasa, Kowra, Kaanva

Paraasara: Vaasishta, Saaktya, Paarasarya

Aagastya: Aagastya, Tardhachyuta, Sowmavaha

Gargi (2 Variations)
Angirasa, Bharhaspatya, Bharadwaja, Upadhyay
Angirasa, Sainya, Gaargya

Bhadarayana: Angirasa, Paarshadaswa, Raatitara

Kasyapa (3 Variations)
Kasyapa, Aavatsaara, Daivala
Kasyapa, Aavatsaara, Naidruva (Naitruva)
Kasyapa, Aavatsaara, Naidruva (Naitruva), Rebha, Raibha, Sandila, Saandilya

Sunkriti (2 Variations)
Angirasa, Kowravidha, Saankritya
Sadhya, Kowravidha, Saankritya

Angirasa, Pourukutsya, Thraasadasya

Goutam/gowtamasa Aangeerasa, ayasya, gowtama

AgniVaiwaswatha: Angirasa, Brahaspthayasa, Bharadwaja, Srukva, Agnivaiwaswathasa

Sankhyayana: Vishwamitra, Aghamarshana, Devaratha

List of Brahmin Gotras

The following is a partial list of gotras found in the Brahmin community of Hindus:

1
Agastya
2
Alambani
3
Angirasa
4
Atreya
5
Atri
6
Bhakdi
7
Bhardwaj
8
Bharadvajasa
8
Bhargava
9
Chandilya
10
Charora
11
Chikitasa
12
Dalabhya
13
Darbhas
14
Dhananjaya
15
Dhanvantari
16
Galvasaya
17
Garga
18
Gargheyasa
19
Gaubhilya
20
Gautam
21
Gautamasa
22
Harita
23
Haritasa
24
Hukman Bhal
25
Jamadagni
26
Jatukarna
27
Kalabodhana
28
Kalaboudha
29
Kalabhavasa
30
Kamakayana Vishwamitra
31
Kanva
32
Kapi
33
Kapil
34
Kashyapa
35
Katyayana
36
Kaundinya
37
Kaunsh
38
Kaushal
39
Kaushalas
40
Kushal
41
Kaushika
42
Kausyagasa
43
Krishnatriya
44
Krishnatreeya
45
Kutsa
46
Kutsasa
47
Lakhi
48
Lohit
49
Lohita-Kowsika
50
Lomasha
51
Mandavya
52
Matanga
53
Mauna Bhargava
54
Moudgalya
55
Mudgala (Maudgalya, Moudgil, Modgil, Mudgal)
56
Nithunthana
57
Nrisimhadevara
58
Nydravakashyapa
59
Parashara
60
Parthivasa
61
Pouragutsya
62
Purang
63
Ratheetarasa
64
Rathitara
65
Rohinya
66
Roushayadana
67
Rowshayadana
68
Saankritya (Sakarawar)
69
Saawarna
70
Saharia Joshi
71
Salankayana
72
Sandilyasa
73
Sangar
74
Sankrithi (Sankrityayan)
75
Sankyanasa
76
Sathamarshana
77
Shaktri
78
Shandelosya
79
Shandilya, sanas
80
Shaunaka
81
Somnasser
82
Soral
83
Srivatsa
84
Sumarkanth
85
Suryadhwaja
86
Tugnait
87
Upadhyay
88
Upamanyu
89
Utsasya
90
Vadula
91
Vaidya/Baidya
92
Valmiki
93
Vardhulasa
94
Vardhviyasa
95
Vardhyswasa
96
Vashishta
97
Vatsa
98
Veetahavya
99
Vishnu
100
Vishnuvardhana
101
Viswamitra
102
Yaska

Implications


Although people belonging to the same gotra are, in theory, related to each other patrilineally, and belong to the same Brahmin caste, there may be very little else in common between them. In fact, as per the Vedic system, a man and a woman belonging to the same gotra are considered to be a brother and sister, and hence, a marriage between a man and a woman belonging to the same gotra (known as sa-gotra) is forbidden as it will cause anomalies in the progeny that come out of such a marriage. A married woman takes up the gotra of her husband. The fact that people belong to a certain gotra says nothing about their domicile, original place of residence, mother tongue or family occupation, which can be known from than lower lever classification below gotra: pravaras, sutra (of Kalpa) and shakha.



104 comments:

Times New Indian said...

Good work again.

Bhargava Annamraju said...

Good information.
and thanks for the detailed blog on brahmanas.

yvnrao said...

Dear Umashankar,

I really appreciate your work and the info shared on the website. I would like to request you to add one more Niyogi Surname that is "Garikapati". These Brahmins are belonging to Garikapadu in Krishna district.

Srinivasarao said...

Hello Sir,
You have done good job. This information much useful for coming generation to know what we are where we are

Raj said...

Informative post. It is high time for those who identify themselves as Brahmins to unite/join hands transcending the barriers of sub-castes, region, language - - - or sink together.

sankaramavk said...

Dear Umashankar,
you have done an excellent job really commandable.Thanks for the information.This is very much usefull for the generations to know information about Gotras and their rishis etc.I have a book on the same subject written by late sri Koduri sarvesvara Rao.
in case you need to refer i can send a copy to you.kindly send your address.
regards
Apparaju VK sankaram
sankaramavk@yahoo.com
New Delhi/

kapila said...

The list must be updated by the community .I notice some surnames
like mine KAPILA and our relatives
kopparapu.Piduri,Achanta,pattipati,
pandrangi,krosuri,duggirala,dhurjati,vadapalli,sanka, are only few examples

kapila said...

The list must be updated by the community .I notice some surnames
like mine KAPILA and our relatives
kopparapu.Piduri,Achanta,pattipati,
pandrangi,krosuri,duggirala,dhurjati,vadapalli,sanka, are only few examples

Phani Velagaleti said...

Hi,

Could you please add the following surnames to the list please ?
1) Velagaleti
2) Sundaragiri
3) Boyanapalli

Regards,

Phani

Phani Velagaleti said...

Hi,

Could you please add the following surnames to the list please ?
1) Velagaleti
2) Sundaragiri
3) Boyanapalli

Regards,

Phani

differentbangalore said...

Umashankargaru, I just strayed into the site and could not stop going thru it completely. A great effort is put-in compiling the same I believe. Just one thing is missing, you have not mentioned anywhere about Rayasam, Rayapudi and Ciriyam, they are also Aruvelu, and I am Rayapudi. Pl help me establish connections. Regards - Anandh

Umasankar said...

Gentlemen,

Thanks for your posts . I shall ensure that all your requests are updated in January 2013 when I am away from work.

Thank you for your patience.

Umasankar

bvs raghuvamsi said...

Hai Umasankar garu,
Please add these surnames also in the category of 6000 niyogi brahmins.
1. Balabhadrapathruni
2. Tenneti
3. Mullapudi
4. Kotamraju
by
B V S RAGHU VAMSI
VIJAYAWADA.

dawn said...

Umasankar,


Your work is good. Thanks a lot for the great compillation.
It seems some Pradhamasakha Niyogi surnames are missing: Adurthi, Kavikondala, Kopparthi, Konda, Goparaju, Rentala, Nelakanti, Madduri,

Nelakanti Sambasiva Rao

srinivas tummalapalli said...

my surname is Tummalapalli is not updated in niyogi list plz update it

Raghugoteti said...

Excellent effort sir.....

Chandrashekar Nandiraju said...

Sri Umashankar garu... really you have done a great job. రాబోయే తరానికి ఇది చాల ఉపయోగకరమైన విషయం.....

sai krishna said...

palagummi ??????

Jallawaram Srinivas said...

Hi,

Please add JALLAWARAM surnames also in the category of 6000 niyogi brahmins.

Jallawaram Srinivas said...

Dear Umashankar Garu

Please add JALLAWARAM surnames also in the category of 6000 niyogi brahmins.

Regards

Srinivas

Jitendra vaddi said...

We can see some of the people with surname Vaddi. They are actually the warriors in the Vaddadi samstanam. Finally they came to Vizianagaram fort and finally they came out of this because of their own Wealth. Thei actual sur name is Patruni... one with Big family called as "Pedda Patruni" one with small family called as "Chinna patruni". Kakarlapudi family adopted some of the children from patruni group and finally "Vaddi" surname came bcause that is the nick name of people who came from vaddadi samstanam. So Vaddi os nothing but Patruni.. so please add patruni in that ... their gotram "Vasista".

Jitendra vaddi said...

some of the Surnames are like "Sri Raja tyda Pusapati" they are belongs to the ancisters of the Badrachalam Mallana dora. they are the samantha rajulu (Salur region..Pachipenta..etc.,) in the kingdom of the Vizianagaram samstanam.

Sandeep Mcr said...

Really worthy information.
Could you please update following surname under aaruvela niyogi: Chalamchala (Bharadwajasa gotram)-
Prabhakar

jk said...

Hai,
Can u Please add our surname Mysore.. we are 6000 Niyogi bramins

thiyaga said...

Sir i'm an aruveilu niyogi, bharatwajagotram. Now we r in tamilnadu kongu mandalam. I don't know my surname (inti peru) . But one of my family relative said as "vavilapatti ". But I didn't hear that before yet. So I was guess it maybe 'vavilapalli '. But the same is not listed in this analyze. Please help me to find out it.....

Umamaheswar rao Bhandaru said...

bhandaru surname not included

santhosh sai mantripragada said...

east or west niyogis are the best.becoz i am aaruvela niyogi

santhosh sai mantripragada said...

east or west aaruvela niyogis are the best becoz i am one of them....

santhosh sai mantripragada said...

east or west niyogis are the best.becoz i am aaruvela niyogi

ravi andukuri said...

fabulous job u did here sir for many ppl who want to know their community.stumbled upon ur blog by fluke while i was on the lookout for surnames of brahmins.if any one wants to friend with me in fb then trace me out with ravi.andukuri.7.

Vijay Achanta said...

Yendu Niyogimpavalenanna Niyogimpadagina vaadu Niyogi - He who can be trusted for successful completion of task is a Niyogi............... vj achanta 6000n karnam......

Vijay Achanta said...

Yendu Niyogimpavalenanna Niyogimpadagina vaadu Niyogi - He who can be trusted for successful completion of task is a Niyogi......... vijay achanta the karnam

Vijay Achanta said...

ur great karnam

Samson Raj said...

uma shanker garu i have found my answers for what i m searching.
Sir u did a splendid job but i want some more from u sir if possible this is my mil id let me know how to contact u sir pls.....

v.v.ratna sarma said...

Hello Sir,
You have done good job. This information much useful for coming generation to know what we are where we are.

vinnakota venkata ratna sarma.Razole.
east godavari dt....AP

v.v.ratna sarma said...

Hello Sir,
You have done good job. This information much useful for coming generation to know what we are where we are.

vinnakota venkata ratna sarma.Razole.
east godavari dt....AP

v.v.ratna sarma said...

Hello Sir,
You have done good job. This information much useful for coming generation to know what we are where we are.

vinnakota venkata ratna sarma.Razole.
east godavari dt....AP

Venkatamani Yaamarthy said...

Please add yamarthi as surname in your list

Venkatamani Yaamarthy said...

Please add yamarthi as surname in your list

Aneel Pidugu said...

Could you plz enter my surname PIDUGU
With regards,
Aneel pidugu

Aneel Pidugu said...

Could you plz enter my surname PIDUGU
With regards,
Aneel pidugu

Aneel Pidugu said...

Could you plz enter my surname PIDUGU
With regards,
Aneel pidugu

Aneel Pidugu said...

Could you plz enter my surname PIDUGU
With regards,
Aneel pidugu

krishna gopaluni said...

Gopaluni & boppudi also

krishna gopaluni said...

Please add

Gopaluni & Boppudi

Sowmya Devasena said...

very fabulous info..i have a doubt that whether "talapuru/talpuri" surname comes under aruvela niyogi's..? please clarify..?

Sowmya Devasena said...

could u please clarify whether " talapuri/talapuru" surname comes under aruvela niyogi's..?

Sowmya Devasena said...

very fabulous info..i have a doubt that whether "talapuru/talpuri" surname comes under aruvela niyogi's..? please clarify..?

bollapally gopal said...

Umashankar garu Excelant job,helpful. for generation ,kindly include surnames and gotram pertaining to 6000 ni yogis 1. Bollapalli.-bhardwajsa gotram2.raparla.- haridesa .3.manikonda-kasyapasa.korrapati-lohitasa
Gopal Bollapalli. Astrologer

bollapally gopal said...

Sir please include surname gotram .bollapalli. Bhardwajsa manikonda. Kasyapasa raparla. Haridesa Korrapati. Lohitasa. Kaza. Bharadwajasa..niyogis

Gandrapu Karthik Sharma said...

Hi Umasankar garu,

Wonder full job. pls add

1) gandrapu
2) Ganavarapu
3) Rebbapragada

Gandrapu Karthik Sharma said...

hi Umashankar Garu,

Good Job
Pls add this

1) Gandrapu
2) Ganavarapu
3) Rebbapragada

mandavilli karthik said...

Please add Kavipurapu to Niyogi surnames. Kavipurapu Venu babu is a great industrialist owning Belgaum bauxite mines.
thanx.

Venkata sureshkumar mydavolu said...

Sir,
This is an excellent data which will be very useful for the computer saavy future generation. I also request you to add MYDAVOLU under 6000 Niyogi - Mydavolu Venkata Suresh Kumar

chesai9 said...

please add the surnames also alamuru goparaju and parichi

chesai9 said...

please add the surname alamuru

Sameera Kumar said...

A great and vast info. But I could not find my surname in the list of aruvela niyogis.. You may please include.. Peddiraju.. in the list of Aruvela Niyogis.

Thank you,

Peddiraju Venkata Sameera Kumar

Sameera Kumar said...

A great and vast info. But I could not find my surname in the list of aruvela niyogis.. You may please include.. Peddiraju.. in the list of Aruvela Niyogis.

Thank you,

Peddiraju Venkata Sameera Kumar

prathima said...

Dear umashankar garu,
I really appreciate the effort you have put into this. plz add surnames Mittadoddi,Huggahalli,Paluvayi to the list. thank you

Suryamohan said...

Any amount of appreciation is less.

Sharing knowledge and information is godly act.

I felt I found a community that I belong to.

Surampudi Suryamohan/28.Oct.2014
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Suryamohan said...

Any amount of appreciation is less.

Sharing knowledge and information is godly act.

I felt I found a community that I belong to.

Surampudi Suryamohan/28.Oct.2014
, , , ,

Sumalatha Majeti said...

Namaste,

Good Site!

My last name is Majeti and I am 6000 niyogi. Please add "Majeti" to the list. These Brahmins are belonging to "Maajeru" in Krishna district.

I already found Chetlapalli ( My husband's) and Valluri ( My mom's) in the list.

Thank you!
Suma

pavan kumar said...

Good Information.
But you missed some surnames,
Bhatraju
Machiraju
Goparaju .....

SRAVAN said...

It's really a good information Shankar!!
I am also part of Niyogi Brahman. Gotra is Haritasa.
In addition to the list you provided in this blog, Could you please add the surname "BHATRAJU". These Brahmans are mostly in Prakasam and Guntur districts.

VENKATA SATYANARAYANA said...

satya vadrevu said

dear umasankar

this is very good and userful information for all niyogi brahmins

VENKATA SATYANARAYANA said...

satya vadrevu said

dear umasankar

this is very good and userful information for all niyogi brahmins

Sudarsan Rao said...

Res.Umashankar garu
Kindly add 'CHAKICHERLA' surname also in the list of 6000 Niyogi Brahmins .
With Regards,
Chakicherla Naga Sudarsan Rao
Dammaiguda, Hyderabad 500083.
09701385006.

Sudarsan Rao said...

Sri Uma Shankar Garu
Good Morning,
A very very useful site is being maintained indeed!! We belong to 6000 Niyogi Brahmins and our surname is CHAKICHERLA, I request you to kindly add our surname to the list of 6000 niyogi community and oblige.

Yours faithfully,
Ch. Naga sudarsan rao
9701385006

Gandrapu Karthik Sharma said...

Hi Umasankar Garu,

Pls add "Rebbapragada" "Urvaakaranam"


Thanks & Regards,
Karthik Sharma.

Gandrapu Karthik Sharma said...

Sir,

Good information and pls add "Chentapenta"

Venkataramaiah Goparaju said...

sandilyasa gotram having sapta vrushis do not mention in this list please kindly verify and include. thanking you sir , goparaju venkatramaiah,goparajuvr@gmail.com 9440358509

Umasankar Vadrevu said...

Dear Thiyaga Rajan,

I have already begun the search for the name Vavilapatti and or Vavilapalli. The minute I get to the details I shall let you know through this web page itself. It may take some time though.

Warm Regards,

Vadrevu Kameshwara Narasimha Umasankar

Anonymous said...

Please add Kompalli to the list

SUNKARANAM SURYA PRATAP said...

Dear sir please add inampudi surname also.this surname is under two gotras 1)Gargeyas.2) Kutsasa
regards
Sunkaranam Suruya Pratap
President Visakha aruvela Niyogi Brahman SAMKSEMA SANGHAM. rEGD 72/2016

harika said...

hello sir,
this is harika i like your blog u r giving more information about brahmins.A samll information arumanda sir name is from pradhma sakha or not.

Rohit Girish said...

good info and inspirational stuff to read. thank you for updating the brahmin heritance... :)

sivai said...

Adusumalli also 6000 niyogi

c h prasad rao said...

kindly include the following surnames of Telugu 6000 niyogi Bahamian
chunduru
chimatapu
sarvepalli
Valluru

C H Prasad Rao said...

kindly include the following surnames of Telugu 6000 niyogi Bahamian whose Gothram is koundinysa
chunduru
chimatapu
sarvepalli
Valluru
nidumolu

C H Prasad Rao said...

Dear Umasankar garu,
you are doing great service by mentioning the surnames.

prasad rao chunduru said...

dear umashanker garu,
thanks for the service render to brahmin community. i would like to update some surnames
chunduru - belong to tenali
valluru - belong to bapatla

rao said...

chunduru surname aruvela niyogis are from tenali.

Anonymous said...

add surname chadalawada in niyogi list

pavuluriseshu said...

Dear Umasankar garu

This is very good information. Please include surnames of our family and our relatives "Pavuluri", "Nimmaraju", "Dontharaju".

Unknown said...

Great job. Very informative.

Sridevi Koduri

Sitaram Amirapu said...

Dear Sir,
Please add Amirapu in the Aruvela Niyogi group.

Thanks,
Sitaram Amirapu

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr Umasankar garu,

Please add "Kurumaddali" to aruvela niyogi Surname list.

Thanks

Rakesh said...

Dear Umashankar garu,

Namaskarams.. You have really done an excellent job. Thanks for the information.This is very much useful for the me to know about telugu brahmins.

Well we belong to Nandavaraki Niyogi (srivatsa gotra) with family name daityaraju /deityaraju (as told by my grandfather) but never heard & used the name as we had moved into tamilnadu (land of no surnames) few centuries ago. Landed in your blog when i was searching to know about my roots but unable to find any in the list provided by you or any other links of GOOGLE.

Kindly let me know if you get any details on the same.

warm regards,
Rakesh

Rakesh Sundaramurthy said...

Dear Umashankar garu,

Namaskarams.. You have really done an excellent job. Thanks for the information.This is very much useful for the me to know about telugu brahmins.

We belong to Nandavaraki Niyogi (srivatsa gotra) with family name daityaraju /deityaraju (as told by my grandfather) but never heard & used the name as we had moved into tamilnadu (land of no surnames) few centuries ago. Landed in your blog when i was searching to know about my roots but unable to find any in the list provided by you.

Kindly let me know if you get any details on the same.

warm regards,
Rakesh

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sandiagan said...

Recently I ran into a book of famous people of Niyogi bramhins. https://www.amazon.ca/Telugu-Brahmin-Communities-Mulukanadu-Dravidulu/dp/1155993314.
Has any one read this book ?

bala padmja said...

Respected sir,
can you please guide me whether chundi and boinapally are niyogis or vaidik brahmins please
padmaja
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bala padmja said...

Dear Sir

can you please weather chundi and boinapally are niyogi or vaidiki brahmins

balasubramanyam gandham said...

Dear Sir, Gandham surname comes under pradama shaka Niyogi pl note

Balasubramanyam Gandham
National Institute of Technology Warangal

Umasankar Vadrevu said...

RAMA KRISHNA RAO AYYANNAMAHANTI Garu,

One needs to remember that some of these family names may be found in non-Brahmin castes due to the fact that many of the family names are derived from the village names, so do not be alarmed. I suggest you keep the search on and so will we the moment we find any further information we will keep everyone posted.

Umasankar Vadrevu

Anonymous said...

Chevuturu / Chevuturi also 6000 niyogis ..just to add

seetharam garnepudy said...

Please include Garnepudy in 6000 niyogis

Anand raj said...

sir plaese clarify me ,what is the gotra comes for the surname "nanduri"

Anand raj said...

sir please clarify me ,what is the gotra comes for the surname "nanduri"

Unknown said...

Sir., Please add PUBBARAJU

K P Krishna Sagar said...

Sir, please add Pubbaraju

Umasankar Vadrevu said...

Anand Raj Please note that Nanduri Family name has a Gotram of Kaushika-sa.

Anonymous said...

Very energetic article, I enjoyed that bit. Will there be a part 2?

Umasankar Vadrevu said...

My dear Anonymous of 22/03/2018 Please be informed that this article is being updated on a constant basis. I await feedback from everyone since this is a live page.

Umasankar