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Chitpavan Brahman Sangh, Nashik
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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 belong to:


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

Chitpavan Gotras
  • 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.
Chitpavan Gotras
Chitpavan Brahman Sangh, Nashik
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