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

LohitaKowsika

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 sagotra) 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.
95 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 subcastes, 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 putin 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.....
palagummi ??????
Hi,
Please add JALLAWARAM surnames also in the category of 6000 niyogi brahmins.
Dear Umashankar Garu
Please add JALLAWARAM surnames also in the category of 6000 niyogi brahmins.
Regards
Srinivas
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".
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.
Really worthy information.
Could you please update following surname under aaruvela niyogi: Chalamchala (Bharadwajasa gotram)
Prabhakar
Hai,
Can u Please add our surname Mysore.. we are 6000 Niyogi bramins
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.....
bhandaru surname not included
east or west niyogis are the best.becoz i am aaruvela niyogi
east or west aaruvela niyogis are the best becoz i am one of them....
east or west niyogis are the best.becoz i am aaruvela niyogi
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.
Yendu Niyogimpavalenanna Niyogimpadagina vaadu Niyogi  He who can be trusted for successful completion of task is a Niyogi............... vj achanta 6000n karnam......
Yendu Niyogimpavalenanna Niyogimpadagina vaadu Niyogi  He who can be trusted for successful completion of task is a Niyogi......... vijay achanta the karnam
ur great karnam
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.....
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
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
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
Please add yamarthi as surname in your list
Please add yamarthi as surname in your list
Could you plz enter my surname PIDUGU
With regards,
Aneel pidugu
Could you plz enter my surname PIDUGU
With regards,
Aneel pidugu
Could you plz enter my surname PIDUGU
With regards,
Aneel pidugu
Could you plz enter my surname PIDUGU
With regards,
Aneel pidugu
Gopaluni & boppudi also
Please add
Gopaluni & Boppudi
very fabulous info..i have a doubt that whether "talapuru/talpuri" surname comes under aruvela niyogi's..? please clarify..?
could u please clarify whether " talapuri/talapuru" surname comes under aruvela niyogi's..?
very fabulous info..i have a doubt that whether "talapuru/talpuri" surname comes under aruvela niyogi's..? please clarify..?
Umashankar garu Excelant job,helpful. for generation ,kindly include surnames and gotram pertaining to 6000 ni yogis 1. Bollapalli.bhardwajsa gotram2.raparla. haridesa .3.manikondakasyapasa.korrapatilohitasa
Gopal Bollapalli. Astrologer
Sir please include surname gotram .bollapalli. Bhardwajsa manikonda. Kasyapasa raparla. Haridesa Korrapati. Lohitasa. Kaza. Bharadwajasa..niyogis
Hi Umasankar garu,
Wonder full job. pls add
1) gandrapu
2) Ganavarapu
3) Rebbapragada
hi Umashankar Garu,
Good Job
Pls add this
1) Gandrapu
2) Ganavarapu
3) Rebbapragada
Please add Kavipurapu to Niyogi surnames. Kavipurapu Venu babu is a great industrialist owning Belgaum bauxite mines.
thanx.
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
please add the surnames also alamuru goparaju and parichi
please add the surname alamuru
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
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
Dear umashankar garu,
I really appreciate the effort you have put into this. plz add surnames Mittadoddi,Huggahalli,Paluvayi to the list. thank you
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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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
, , , ,
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
Good Information.
But you missed some surnames,
Bhatraju
Machiraju
Goparaju .....
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.
satya vadrevu said
dear umasankar
this is very good and userful information for all niyogi brahmins
satya vadrevu said
dear umasankar
this is very good and userful information for all niyogi brahmins
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.
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
Hi Umasankar Garu,
Pls add "Rebbapragada" "Urvaakaranam"
Thanks & Regards,
Karthik Sharma.
Sir,
Good information and pls add "Chentapenta"
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
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
Please add Kompalli to the list
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
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.
good info and inspirational stuff to read. thank you for updating the brahmin heritance... :)
Adusumalli also 6000 niyogi
kindly include the following surnames of Telugu 6000 niyogi Bahamian
chunduru
chimatapu
sarvepalli
Valluru
kindly include the following surnames of Telugu 6000 niyogi Bahamian whose Gothram is koundinysa
chunduru
chimatapu
sarvepalli
Valluru
nidumolu
Dear Umasankar garu,
you are doing great service by mentioning the surnames.
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
chunduru surname aruvela niyogis are from tenali.
add surname chadalawada in niyogi list
Dear Umasankar garu
This is very good information. Please include surnames of our family and our relatives "Pavuluri", "Nimmaraju", "Dontharaju".
Great job. Very informative.
Sridevi Koduri
Dear Sir,
Please add Amirapu in the Aruvela Niyogi group.
Thanks,
Sitaram Amirapu
Dear Mr Umasankar garu,
Please add "Kurumaddali" to aruvela niyogi Surname list.
Thanks
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
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
Veery soon this web site will be famous among all blogging and sitebuilding
people, due to it's nice articles
Recently I ran into a book of famous people of Niyogi bramhins. https://www.amazon.ca/TeluguBrahminCommunitiesMulukanaduDravidulu/dp/1155993314.
Has any one read this book ?
Respected sir,
can you please guide me whether chundi and boinapally are niyogis or vaidik brahmins please
padmaja
9948806622
Dear Sir
can you please weather chundi and boinapally are niyogi or vaidiki brahmins
Dear Sir, Gandham surname comes under pradama shaka Niyogi pl note
Balasubramanyam Gandham
National Institute of Technology Warangal
RAMA KRISHNA RAO AYYANNAMAHANTI Garu,
One needs to remember that some of these family names may be found in nonBrahmin 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
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