**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:

Good work again.

Good information.

and thanks for the detailed blog on brahmanas.

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.

Hello Sir,

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

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.

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/

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

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

Hi,

Could you please add the following surnames to the list please ?

1) Velagaleti

2) Sundaragiri

3) Boyanapalli

Regards,

Phani

Hi,

Could you please add the following surnames to the list please ?

1) Velagaleti

2) Sundaragiri

3) Boyanapalli

Regards,

Phani

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

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

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.

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

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

Excellent effort sir.....

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

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