What is Gotra in Nepal?

Gotra is based on the surname of a person. Nepali Gotra is essential when a girl and boy get married. The boy and girl from the same Gotra can not marry according to the Hindu religion. It is believed that they have the same ancestors. So, boys and girls of the same Gotra can be considered brothers and sisters. Marriage between the same Gotra may result in infertility and serious diseases.

What is Gotra in Nepal?

 

Nepali Gotra in Hindu Religion

Nepali gotra
  • ANGIRAS (अंगिरास) : Joshi, Sedai, Saunak
  • AGASTI (अगस्ती) : Dhungel
  • ATRI (अत्रि): Chapagai, Wosti, Mishra, Khatiwada, Ojha, Adhikari, Gotame, Kshatri Malla, Pahari
  • ATREYA (आत्रेय)  : Paudel, Devkota, Pokhrel (pani), Kalikote, Sharma, Aryal, Sigdel, Bagale Thapa
  • UPAMANYU : Mainali, Dhakal, Bartaula, Bhatta (Duwal), Pandey
  • KASYAP (कश्यप): Shah, Sahi, Rayamajhi, Ghimire, Godhar (Thapa), Kathayat, Gartaula, Adhikari (Bhadare, Khilchine and Kaubali), Bogati, Budhathoki (Sodari), Badaal.
  • KAUDINYA (कौण्डिन्य): Achraya, Neupane, Pakurel, Paneru, Sapkota, Satyal, Marashini, Parajuli, Baskota, Trital, Khadka, Thapa Gamle and Bagale, Joshi. (Some Sapkota are Kautinya gotra)
  • KAUSHIK (कौशिक): Regmi/Gaudel, Khapatari (Khadka, Bistha, Budhathoki and Basnet), Khadka, Bidari, Rimal, Lamichhane, Dhungana, Dhital, Phuyal, Tiwari, Majhi, Luitel, Pudasaini, Baniya, Raghubansi, Bhandari, Bastakoti.
  • GARGA (गर्ग): Bastola, Lamichhane, Bhurtel, Gajurel
  • GAUTAM (गौतम): Chanda, Tripathi, Bam (Thakuri), Dangal, Mahat, Pandey (Paleu), Tiwari
  • GHRITAKAUSHIK (घृत कौशिक): Sutar, Karki, Baral, Pandit, Khanal, Nepal, Baraily
  • MANDABYA (माण्डव्य): Bajagai, Gyawali, Panthi, Bajhai
  • DHANANJAYA (धनञ्जय): Kunwar, Humagai, Rijal, Karki, Thapa, Pangeni, Basel, Kukurkote, Dhamala, Guragai, Khulal; Basnet, Bhusal, Khulal (Budhathoki), Gauripitri.
  • PARASAR (परासर): Marhattha, Karki, Kattel, Dev, Raila
  • BHARADWAJ (भरद्वाज) : Chaulagai, Subedi, Thapaliya, Panthi, Upadhaya, Wagle, Lohani, Pantha, Adhikari, Dudhpokhrel, Siwakoti, Devkota, Niraula, Jamarkattel, Pandey, Rajopadhyay.
  • MAUDAGALYA (मौद्गल्य) : Timsina, Timilsina, Koirala, Upreti, Mudula, Karki, Rume, Kuinkel, Simkhada, Belkadhi
  • VASTA (वत्स) : Rana, Lamsal, Dahal, Ruphakheti Dahal.
  • BASISTHA (वशिष्ठ): Suyal (garthi), Raut, Bhattarai, Suyal (Thapa), Dwadi, Thangsine, Bhandari, Kharel, Chalise, Mudabhari, Gaire, Kharel, Thansinge Bhandari, Paneru (some Kaudinya gotra).
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