Gotras in Chitpavan Brahmins
This literally means Kula(Family root). In ancient times Gotras were
commonly popular in identifying family-roots. There is no relation
as such with Gotra and Veda-adhyayan. Any brahmin was allowed
to study any Veda.
Below given table will help you to find out which Gotra you
This means to choose. Prawaras is also known as Arsheya(i.e.,
inspired by Rishi). Prawaras is usually considered as ancestors
(Purvaj) or predeccessors (Vanshaj) of Gotra rishi.
Gotra is always one; but prawaras are 3 or 5. You will get to
to know from this table below.
There are mainly 14 Gotras in Chitpavans with 7 Prawaras which
are as follows:
1) Atri 2) Kashyap, Shandilya 3) Kapi, Gargya, Bharadwaj 4)
Kaudinya, Vasishtha 5) Kaushik, Babhravya 6) Jamadagnya, Vatsa
7) Vishnuvruddha, Nityundan
- From matrimonial point of view, we have given the mis-matching
Gotras in the same table cell.
- Matchmaking within the same Gotra is highly prohibited.
- Atri Gotra is considered friendly with all Gotras. So,
the matchmaking of any other Gotra with this Atri Gotra
is undoubtedly allowed.