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How many gotra are in Upadhyay?

How many gotra are in Upadhyay?

49 gotras
They are (1) Shandilya, (2) Gautama Maharishi, (3) Bharadwaja, (4) Vishvamitra, (5) Jamadagni, (6) Vashista, (7) Kashyapa and (8) Atri . To this list, Agastya is also sometimes added. These eight sages are called gotrakarins, from whom all 49 gotras (especially of the Brahmins) have evolved.

What are the seven gotras?

Gotra originally referred to the seven lineage segments of the Brahmans (priests), who trace their derivation from seven ancient seers: Atri, Bharadvaja, Bhrigu, Gotama, Kashyapa, Vasishtha, and Vishvamitra.

What is your gotra?

In the prevalent belief system, a ‘gotra’ defines a clan that traces its ancestry to one of many ancient rishis (or sages). It represents a patriline, or an unbroken male hereditary line traced to that male ancestor.

Is gotra only for Brahmins?

For example, the Bharadwaja gotra can be found in both Brahmins and Viswakarmas. Marriages between Brahmins and Viswakarmas were banned not on the basis of gotra, but on the basis of caste. Moreover, marriages within the same caste are banned not on the basis of gotra, but on the basis of cult.

Which is the gotra of the Kashyap?

As per Panini’s definition apatyam pautraprabhrti gotram, an initiator’s gotra starts from his grandson & son’s disciples. Since Kashyapa is one of the first seven gotra pravartakas, neither he nor his son or disciples would have a gotra.

Is the city of Kashyapa the same as Kaspa Pyros?

Kaspatyros may be same as Kaspa-pyrus or Kasyapa-pur (city of Kashyapa) in other texts. Kashyapa is mentioned in numerous Hindu texts such as the Puranas and the Hindu Epics.

Where did the name of Kashyapa Mir come from?

According to Christopher Snedden, the name Kashmir could have been a shortened form of “Kashyapa Mir”, or the “lake of the sage Kashyapa”. Alternatively, it may come from a Kashmiri or Sanskrit term that means “to dry up water”. It could also have been derived from the term “Kashyapa Meru”, which means the sacred mountains of Kashyapa.

How is Kashyapa related to the Solar Dynasty?

Some texts describe him as son of Marichi and a descendant of the solar dynasty, others as a descendant of Uttamapada who married Daksha’s daughters, and yet others relate Kashyapa as a descendant of Hiranya Kashyapa. These texts may correspond to different characters, all named Kashyapa.