Bhumihar- The Warrior Brahmins – III

Gotra and Surnames

Gotra literally means “Cow-Pen” or “Cow-Shed”. All the families sharing a common cow-pen (where you kept cattle during the night) were generally from a same extended family and hence marriage among them was strictly forbidden.

Gotra’s are like the clans of Irish people. In the days gone by, Gotra was the basis of deciding matrimonial alliances. In order to avoid inbreeding, persons from the same clan or Gotra were forbidden to marry. In addition to this there were certain other rules also.

There are fourteen main Gotra’s of Chitpavan brahmins, they are :

1. Atri
2. Bhabravya
3. Bharadwaj
4. Gargya
5. Jamadagni
6. Kapi
7. Kashyap
8. Koundinya
9. Koushik
10. Nityundan
11. Shandilya
12. Vasishtha
13. Vatsa
14. Vishnuvruddha

Due to the expantion when one family was divided, the new branches emerged which are known as Gan Gotra and accordinglly 51 GanGotra came into existance. There coming generations were in lacs, however at present we have somewhere around 100 Gotra.

Some of the important Gotras among Bhumihar Brahmins are:

1. Kashyap-known as Jaithariya, Kinwar, Baruar, Danswar Kudhunia, Nonhulia, Tatiha, Kolha, Karemua, Bhade choudhury, Trifala Pandey, Parhape, Sahasname, Dixit, Jujhoutiya, babandiha, Mouar, Dadhiere, Marre, Siriear, Dhouloni, Dumrait and bhupali etc.

2. Prashar-Eksariya,Sahadouliya, Surgane & hastagame
3. Vasitha-Kastuar, Darwalia & MarjaneeMishra.
4. Sandilaya-Dighvait, Kusumtiwary, Koranch, Nainjora,Ramiyapandey, Chiksouriya, Karmahe, Brahampuria, Sihogia etc.
5. garga-shukla, basmait, nagwashukla and garg
6. Bhardwaj- Dumtikar, Jatharwar, Heraapuripandey, Belounche, Aambareeya, Chakwar, Sonpakhareeya, Machaiyapandey, Manachheeya, Sonewar, Siieenee,
7. Aagast-Aagast
8. Koutsa-Koutsa
9. Upmanyu-Upmanyu
10. Kanva-Kanva/Kaanav
11. Moudagalya-Moudagalya
12. Lougachhee-Lougachee
13. Tandya-Tandya
14. Kapil-Kapil
15. Mounas-Mounas
16. Koundeenya-Aatharav (Aathharvavedi) Bijulpureeya
17. Aatreya-Maireeyapandey, pule, Enarwar
18. Vishnuvridhha-Kuthavait
19. Kattyayan-vadrakaamishra, Lamgodeeyatewari,pandey of Srikantapur.
20. Koushik-Kusounjheeya, Pandey of Tekar, Nekteewar
21. Sankreeti-Sakarwar, Malaiyapandey, fatuhavadymish
22.Savarnya-Panchobhe,Sobarneeya,Teekrapandey,Aarape,bemuaar
23.Vatsa- Donwar, Gaanaamishra, Sonbhadareeya, Bagoucheeya,j alewar, samseria, Hathoureeya, Gangtikai
24. Gautam-pipramishra, gotameeya, dattyayan, vatsyaayn, karmaisuroure, badramiya
25. Bhargav-bhreegu,aaswareeya and kotha Bhardwaj&Bhaardwaj, Bhrigu&Bhargav, Kashyap and Kashyap are same because their mul rishee are same

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Bhumihar- The Warrior Brahmins – III को 16 उत्तर

  1. Asheesh कहते हैं:

    Shall I call it Pre-matrimony Research🙂

    Or It is something else !!

  2. Rakesh Singh कहते हैं:

    he he,
    bas apni knowledge badha raha hoon ..

  3. dilip कहते हैं:

    j a ke je par sataya sanehu mile na kachu sandeu diolip kmc manipal

  4. MUKHIYA JEE कहते हैं:

    Dear Rakesh ,

    Excellent Information on GOTRA , My best wishes are with you .

    Ranjan Rituraj Sinh , NOIDA

  5. Rakesh Singh कहते हैं:

    Thank You, Mukhiya Jee🙂

  6. Prabhakar Rai कहते हैं:

    u have provide useful information.

  7. Hakikat Rai कहते हैं:

    Hi Rakesh
    I live in Singapore and am trying to establish my roots. My family name is Rai and I belong to the Sobarneeya Gotra. My family migrated from the village of Tiha Muhammadpur (commonly called Nauwar Tiha near Barhalganj), Gorakhpur district, in 1958. Can you point me in the right direction so that I can trace my family tree? Appreciate any help I can get. Thanks and warmest regards — Hakikat Rai

  8. swati bhardwaj कहते हैं:

    hey im frm Bhardwaj gotra,plz can you tell me more about this gotra,frm where we came (which state)and like what position bhardwajs have in brahmins and like who was great rishi Bhardwaj and what were his contributions in hinduism or brahminism…plz tell me …i want to learn more on this…

  9. Kaushik कहते हैं:

    bhumihar — etymologically : bhumi= land, hara= take away(or steal)(and not ‘make’, as you mentioned). http://vedabase.net/h/hara
    though there are many synonyms, none match with ‘giving’. ‘Hara’ also means ‘destroyer’ which is evident as one of the name of Lord Shiva.

  10. puneet sharma कहते हैं:

    hay I am Puneet maudgil. please tell me more about our gotra. from where we came . some Pandit says that we belongs to Parshuram’s family. is it true please tell me something more.

    i will be very very thankful to you for doing me this favour

    thanks

    puneet sharma

  11. SURENDRA PANDAY कहते हैं:

    THIS IS A MASSAGE FOR MR HAKIKAT RAI SINGAPUR MR RAI I KNOW ABOUT TIHAMOHAMMMODPUR PLEASE MAIL ME YOUR MAIL I.D. I CAN PROVIDE YOU THE NEEDFUL INFORMATIONS

  12. SURENDRA PANDAY कहते हैं:

    DEAR RAKESH
    MR HAKIKAT RAI OF SINGHAPUR WANT TO KNOW ABOUT HIS FAMILY TREE I CAN HELP HIM REGARDING THIS .IT WOULD BE APPRICIATED IF YOU PROVIDE ME HIS MAIL I.D. CHEERS

  13. shalini कहते हैं:

    very interesting things about gotra.

  14. Om Prakash कहते हैं:

    Know the one more fact about BHUMIHAR

    Hamlog shashak hain Pracheen Bharat ke
    Hamlog vanshaj hain MAURYA vansh ke
    Hamara Samarajya hai MAGADH
    PATLIPUTRA iski Rajdhani hai
    SAMRAT ASHOK–the great worrior & CHANDRAGUPTA MAURYA hamare poorwaj hain

    Know your community most better
    only somebodies know this

  15. ghanshyam maurya कहते हैं:

    i m also from maurya era .

    thanks
    ghanshyam maurya

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