Gotra
In Hindu society, the term gotra means clan. It broadly refers to people who are descendants in an unbroken male line from a common male ancestor or patriline. Gotra can be used as surname but it is d...
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 tradit...
Mangal
Mangal (or Manghal/Mangla) is an Indian surname.
Kalhan
Kalhana (sometimes spelled Kalhan or Kalhan'a) (c. 12th century), a Kashmiri, was the author of Rajatarangini (River of Kings), an account of the history of Kashmir. He wrote the work in Sanskrit betw...
Kutsa
Kutsa Maharishi ([kʊt̪sə]) is a rishi (sage) credited as the author of multiple Rigvedic hymns. According to the blog Sages of India, "it is said that, of the 82 suktas in the Rudram, about 65 are the...
Patañjali
Patañjali (Sanskrit: पतञ्जलि, [pət̪əɲɟəli]) is a Sanskrit proper name. Several important Sanskrit works are ascribed to one or more authors of this name, and a great deal of scholarship has been...
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Vatula
Vātula (Sanskrit: वातुल) is a Sanskrit word that has several meanings including "enlightened, lashed by the wind to the point of losing one's sanity, god's madcap, detached from the world, and see...
Kaswan
Kaswan or Kuswan or Kasuan is a gotra of jats in Rajasthan and Haryana in India. The word Kaswan is 'XWN' of Tocharian language meaning 'King'.
Jat historian Thakur Deshraj writes that Kushans wer...
Goswami
Goswami is an Indian Hindu, Brahmin title and surname, which also takes the form Gosai and Gussai.In Sanskrit "go" is a word with many meanings, including Earth and Cow and Swami means Lord. "Go" ...
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List of Hatkar clans
The Hatkar (archaically transliterated as HattiKara) are a warrior caste in India. They primarily reside in the Indian states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh.Th...
List of Hatkar clans - Wikipedia
List of Bhuiyar clans
The following is a list of better-known clans of the Bhuiyar community of North India listed in alphabetical order.
List of Bhuiyar clans - Wikipedia
Karwal
Karwal (also Gharwar, Garhwar) is a gotra of the Mair caste who have their origins in Punjab, India.
Rathi
Rati (Sanskrit: रति, Rati) is the Hindu goddess of love, carnal desire, lust, passion and sexual pleasure. Usually described as the daughter of Prajapati Daksha, Rati is the female counterpart, th...
Sanghania
Sanghania is a small gotra (clan) of Jats found in Punjab, India. Famous Jat Sanghania was Nand Singh Sanghania, he was a famous Jat Sikh Misl warriors leader in the 18th century in Punjab.
Sandilya
Sandilya is one of the Brahmin gotras, named after the rishi Sandilya, specifying that individuals of the gotra have Sandilya as one of their patrilineal ancestors. The Sandilyas are held to have cons...
Atri
In Hinduism, Atri (Sanskrit: अत्रि) or Attri is a legendary bard and scholar and was one of 9 Prajapatis, and a son of Brahma, said to be ancestor of some Brahmin, Prajapatis, kshatriya and Vaishy...
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Moonga (surname)
Moonga is a gotra found amongst Rajput and Khatri clans originally from Punjab and Haryana. In India, Moonga is a popular Khatri family name of Hindus and, in fewer number, of Sikhs.
Pravaras
In Brahmin Hindu culture, a Pravara (Sanskrit for "most excellent") is a particular Brahmin's descent from a rishi (sage) who belonged to their gotra (clan). In vedic ritual, the importance of the pra...
Achara clan
The Achara are a Jat gotra (clan), found in Rajasthan state in India.
The name is traced back to Ila, wife of the Buddha.
Pediwal
Pediwal (पेङीवाल) is Jat Gotra found in Rajasthan.
Mostly Pediwal are living in Bhawal Charna village of Degana tehsil of Nagaur dist. In Bhawal Charna village mostly population of Jat are Pediwa...
Jat people
The Jat people ([dʒaːʈ]) (also spelled Jatt) are a traditionally agricultural community in Northern India and Pakistan. Originally pastoralists in the lower Indus river-valley of Sindh,Jats migrated ...
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Garhwal clan
Garhwal (Hindi: गढ़वाल) is a gotra (clan) of Jats, found in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan in India. In Rajasthan they inhabit many villages in Sikar district.
It is possible that people who cam...
Garhwal clan - Wikipedia
Sahu clan
Sahu (Hindi: सहू) is a gotra of Jats found in Haryana and Rajasthan. They have been the rulers of a small republic in Jangladesh. Their capital was at village Dhansia, situated at a distance of 65...
Kaloya clan
Kaloya is a small Jat/Jatt gotra mainly living in Hoshiarpur district. There is a village named Kaloya 25 km from Hoshiarpur in Punjab. This is the native village of this gotra. There is anothe...
Dhananjaya (gotra)
The Raju (or Rajulu) are a Telugu caste found mostly in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
The Raju caste, which A. Satyanarayana calls the "locally dominant landed gentry", claims Kshatriya stat...
Brahmin gotra system
In Hindu society, the term gotra means clan. It broadly refers to people who are descendants in an unbroken male line from a common male ancestor or patriline. Gotra can be used as surname but it is d...
Jamadagni
Jamadagni (or Jamdagni, Sanskrit: जमदग्नि,Marathi: जमदग्नि) is one of the Saptarishis (Seven Great Sages Rishi) in the seventh, current Manvantara, and father of Parashurama, the sixth incarna...
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