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

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

40 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 ??????

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.

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

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

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