Saturday, June 6, 2009

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

Surnames (Family Names) of Niyogi Brahmins:

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

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

17 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.....