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Gotra

ATRI

ATREYA

AGASTHYA

AGASTI

ANGIRAS

BASISTHA

BHARADWAJ

GARGA

KAUDINYA

KAUSIK

GAUTAM

MANDABYA

KASYAP

PARASAR

MAUDAGALYA

DHANANJAYA

VATSA

BISHWAMITRA

About Nepali Gotra

Gotra system that is followed in Nepal comes from the ancient practice of Hindu society. It is believed that gotra normally originated from the sapta rishi and their descendants. For instance, if your lastname is Bhattarai, then You are a direct descendant of Sapta Rishi Basistha. Brahmin & Chettri in Nepal practice Gotra system but there are Newar’s in Kathmandu Valley & Madhesi’s in the Terai region who follow similar gotra system as well. As far as Nepali Gotra is concerned, there is very little research done so far to know more about it. In Nepal, group of caste follow the same gotra. Wedding is prohibited amongst people of the same gotra. This is because they are considered to have originated from the same Rishi/sage and are considered to be sagotri.

Normally one caste will have one common gotra, but there are cases when its not true. For instance, if your lastName is acharya, you may belong to kaudinya gotra or garga gotra. Wedding may be permissible if your gotra’s are different, but wedding between people of same castname is not practiced in Nepal even if they are of dissimilar gotra.

Nepali Gotra

The saptarishis in Hindu Gotra System are listed below.

Gautama, Bharadwaj, Jamadagni, Vashista, Kashyapa, Atri and Vishvamitra

The list of gotra’s that is followed in Nepal are as follows :-

1. Atri


Atri Gotra originates in the lineage of Brahmarshi Atri and Anasuya Devi. He is among the Sapta Rishi Mandala (seven luminous or eternal sages in the sky) symbolized by the Great Bear (or Ursa Major in Latin) and the seven stars around it.

SurNames with Atri Gotra

Khatiwada, Ojha, Chapagain, Khatiwada, Adhikari

2. Atreya

Aryal, Paudel, Pani Pokharel, Sigdel, Devkota

3. Agasthya


Agastya also known as Agasti is one amongst the Saptarishis. Also one amongst the Sapta Rishi Mandala

SurNames with Agastya Gotra

Dhungel

4. Angiras

Angiras is one amongst the Rishi who formed Atharvaved

SurNames with Agastya Gotra

Sedhai, Joshi, Shahi

5. Basistha


BASISTHA is one amongst the Sapta Rishis. Also one amongst the Sapta Rishi Mandala

SurNames with BASISTHA Gotra

Bhattarai, Bhandari, Pathak, Suyal, Dawadi, Chalise, Kharel, Bhatta

6. Bhardwaj

BHARDWAJA is one amongst the Sapta Rishis. Also one amongst the Sapta Rishi Mandala

SurNames with BHARDWAJA Gotra

Subedi, Shiwakoti, Thapaliya, Chaulagain, Lohani, Jamarkattel, Dudh Pokharel, Panta, Panthi, Niraula, Pandey, Wagle

7. Garga

GARGA is one amongst the great Rishis in Hindu Mythology. He is also atrributed to have named Lord Krishna.

SurNames with GARGA Gotra

Acharya, Lamichhane, Rijal, Bastola, Bhurtel, Bhetwal, Gajurel, Chudal

8. Kaudinya

KAUDINYA is one amongst the great Rishis in Hindu Mythology. He is also atrributed to write the Gayatri Mantra.

SurNames with KAUDINYA Gotra

Acharya, Paneru, Banjara, Parajuli, Sapkota, Neupane, Satyal

9. Kaushik

Kaushik is one of the Rishis in Hindu Mythology.

Khadka, Bhandari

10. Gautam

GAUTAM is one amongst the Sapta Rishis in Hindu Mythology.

SurNames with GAUTAM Gotra

Tripathi, Pandey, Chanda, Dangal, Tiwari

11. Mandabya

MANDABYA is one the great Rishis in Hindu Mythology. He is known to have cursed Yama to be born as a mortal man Bidur in Mahabharata.

SurNames with MANDABYA Gotra

Gyawali, Bajgai, Bajhai, Maskey, Katural

12. Kashyap

KASHYAP is one amongst the Sapta Rishis in Hindu Mythology.

SurNames with KASHYAP Gotra

Gartaula, Badal, Pade, Tiwari, Ghimire, Budhathoki, Bogati

13. Parasar

Parashar is one of the Rishis in Hindu Mythology.

SurNames with Parashar Gotra

Karki, Kattel

14. Maudagalya

MAUDAGALYA is one of the Rishis in Hindu Mythology.

SurNames with MAUDAGALYA Gotra

Koirala, Simkhada, Kuinkel, Shimkhada, Upreti, Timalsina, Karki

15. Dhananjaya

DHANANJAYA is one of the Rishis in Hindu Mythology.

SurNames with DHANANJAYA Gotra

Basnet, Dhamala, Bhusal, Rijal, Homagain, Guragin, Khadka, Pangeni

16. Vatsa

VATSA is one of the Rishis in Hindu Mythology.

SurNames with VATSA Gotra

Dahal, Lamsal, Rupakheti, Kuwar,

17. Bishwamitra

BISHWAMITRA is one amongst the great Rishis in Hindu Mythology. He is also atrributed to write the Gayatri Mantra.

SurNames with BISHWAMITRA Gotra

Bhatta

Gotra of Acharya

Acharya can be either Kaudinya Gotra or Garga Gotra. Normally Acharya’s from Eastern part of Nepal are Kaudinya whereas Acharya’s from western Nepal are generally Garga. Acharya normally originate from Dhaknuta or SIndhuli