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How many Gotras are there in Hindu religion?

Last Updated: 1st March, 2020

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There are about 200 gotras are there .Someof them like Bharadwaja , Haritha are called warriergroupgotras and shared with kshatriyas also .

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Besides, what does gotra mean in Hindu religion?

????) means clan. It broadly refersto peoplewho are descendants in an unbroken male line from a commonmaleancestor or patriline. Generally the gotra formsanexogamous unit, with the marriage within the samegotrabeing prohibited by custom, being regarded asincest.

Secondly, what is gotra caste? The word gotra means "lineage" in theSanskritlanguage. People belonging to a particular Gotra maynot beof same caste in the Hindu social system. However,there isa notable exception among matrilineal Tulu speakers, forwhom thelineages are the same across thecastes.

Also to know, how many gotra are there in India?

49 gotras

How is gotra determined?

In most cases, the system is patrilineal andthegotra assigned is that of the person's father. Anindividualmay decide to identify his lineage by a differentgotra, orcombination of gotras. According to strictHindu tradition,the term gotra is used only for the lineagesof Brahmin,Kshatriya and Vaishya varnas.

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