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List of Gotras with Thar (surname, Lastname)

 Gotra is the clan system. Generally its the group of people of several generations who are the descendants  of a unbroken male line from a common male ancestor. At the birth, children get gotra from their father. But a girl gets transfer to her husband's gotra after her marriage. We can also see some rare examples of people changing their gotra doing some rituals. It is said that the great king of Nepal Prithibhi Narayan Shah(1723-75) went to Benaras, India and changed his Gotra from 'Bharadwaj' to 'Kasyap' to remain free from the sin of ‘Gotra Hatya’(killing of own clan) during unification of Nepal.

There are main 7 gotras evolved from rishis who were mind-born sons of Bramha, one of three hindu triniti. They are Gautama, Bharadvaja, Vishvamitra, Jamadagni, Vashista, Kashyapa and Atri. To this list, Agasthya is also sometimes added. There are 49 established hindu gotras today all of which are itself or evolved from those earlier seven gotras. Some sources say that there are 284 khas surnames today.

"Sagotri" are the people having same gotra. As elsewhere in hindu community, in Nepal too marriage with sagotri is socially unacceptable.In past marrying with the sagotri of upto three generations of mother side was also unacceptable. But in present day, there is a saying "budamawaliko ghar jogaunu-mawali ko thar jogaunu" mean "No marriage with the family member of maternal great-grand parents - no marriage with anybody having same last name of maternal grand parents".

As education, awareness and desire to reform the system increases, today we can also see many cases of marrying with sagotri fighting with the society. But there is always a debate whether marrying with sagotri is good or bad not only on traditional basis but also on scientific basis.

List of Some popular gotra and Nepali surnames belonging to it:-

Agasti : Dhungel

Angira: Joshi, Sedai, Saunak, Shahi

Atri : Adhikari, Arjel/Arjyal, Chapagai, Gotame, Khatiwoda, Mishra, Ojha, Wosti

Atrya : Aryal, Devkota, Dawadi, Dulal, Kalikote (Khadka), Paudel, Pokharel (Pani), Rosyara, Sharma, Sigdel, Thapa (Bagale)

Bharadwaaj
: Adhikari, Chaulagai, Devkota, Jamarkattel, Lohani, Niraula, Panthi, Pandey, Panta, Pokharel (Dudh), Siwakoti, Subedi, Thapaliya, Upadhaya, Wagle

Dhananjaya : Basel/ Batsayal, Basnet, Bhusal, Budhathoki (Khulal), Dhamala, Gauripitri/ Gairipippli, Guragai, Humagai, Karki (Khulal), Khadka (Khulal), Kukurkote, Kunwar, Pangeni, Rijal, Thapa

Garg : Bastola, Bhurtel, Chudal, Gajurel, Thapa (Lamichhane), Rokaha, Rishal

Gautam : Chanda, Tripathi

Ghrita Kaushik : Baral, Karki (Sutar), Khanal, Nepal, Pandit

Kashyap : Adhikari (Bhadare, Khilchine and Kaubali), Badaal, Bogati, Budhathoki (Sodari), Gadtaula, Gartaula, Ghimire, Kathayat, Pade, Rayamajhi, Shah, Sahi, Thapa (Godar)

Kaudinya : Achraya, Baskota, Joshi, Khadka, Kharel, Marashini, Neupane, Pakurel, Paneru, Parajuli, Sapkota, Satyal, Thapa (Bagale and Gamle), Trital

Kausik : Baniya, Bastakoti, Bhandari, Bidari, Dhital, Dhungana, Gaudel, Khadka, Khapatari (Khadka, Bistha, Budhathoki and Basnet), Lamichhane, Luitel, Majhi, Phuyal, Pudasaini, Raghubansi, Regmi, Rimal, Sanjel, Tiwari

Mandabya : Bajagai, Bajhai, Gyawali, Maskey, Panthi

Maudagalya : Belkadhi, Karki (Mudula), Koirala, Kuinkel, Rume, Simkhada, Timsina/ Timilsina, Upreti

Parasar : Karki (Lama) , Kattel, Marhattha

Shandilya : Kafle/ Kaphle, Prasai

Upamanyu : Bartaula, Bhatta (Duwal), Dhakal, Mainali, Pandey

Viswamitra : Bhatta (Alina, Duwadi, Nirbansi, Rai and Rayal)


Vascha : Dahal, Kuwar, Lamsal, Rana, Rupakheti

Vashista : Bhandari, Bhattarai, Chalise, Dwadi, Gaire, Kharel, Mudabhari, Raut, Suyal (Garthi), Suyal (Thapa), Thangsine


87 comments

  1. Hi, Namaskar. I belong to gurung family. there is confusion between my gotra and thar. some believe we belong to kashyap gotra and some in kaushalya gotra. some say our thar is ghyabring gurung and some say we are lamichhane. pls help and tell me my right gotra and thar

  2. what type of gurung u r , like ghonday, lama, lamichaney, pojee, please tell us so that can solve ur gotra

  3. Do you know gotra of few Newars. I am Shrestha my gotra is Kashyap. Do you know gotra of Malla, Pradhan and Maskey. Thankyou

  4. Namskar.
    i need 7 gai. pls provide me.
    thank you.

  5. i am prasai and i love a girl of kafle can we marry and is it possible or not

  6. sir i belong to khabatari khadka clan and my gotra is kaushal, so kindly add kaushal to your list

  7. Can Bastakoti and basnet get marry. Plz do reply

  8. My Name is Keshav Thapa Chhetri Bagaley Thapa What is my Gotra,Please Help

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  10. तमु (गुरुङ) हरुको गोत्र भनेको के हो ?
    हामी तमु (गुरुङ) हरुको एउटै गोत्र हुन्छ कि तमु (गुरुङ) भित्र को जात अनुसार फरक फरक गोत्र हुन्छ?

  11. Basaula Gotra missing what they belong from..

  12. Ghaley mangar belongs to which gotta. Please clarify.

  13. Ghaley mangar belongs to which gotta. Please clarify.

  14. eautai gotra paryo vane bihe garne tarika chhaina??

  15. I am Kafle belonging to sandilya gotra. Can I know the kuldevta of my gotra?

  16. my name is swarn chhrtri which gotra belong

  17. KC (Khatri Chhetri) kati wata prakar ko gotra cha?? please answer all gotra of different KC.

  18. kandel bhanya kun bahun ho?? ani kun gotra?

    dangal bhanya cahi kun jaat ho?

  19. राष्काेटी शाही अात्रेय गाेत्र भित्र पर्छ । यसलाइृ सच्याउनु पर्याे गलत कुरा नराखम है

  20. Where does khaniya belong to ?

  21. pahari ko gotra chin k hunxa nee

  22. pahari ko gotra chin k hunxa nee

  23. iam kautinya gotrai sapkota .ihave orjinal document purkha in 1813sake .oursantan is in panthar yasok kabre pachkhal taplajung khokling andanother very spot.why youdont rite our gotra kautinya .deba.yadita.heranya prabar. prakash chandra sapkota rajghar morang.

  24. Can someone with same gotra but different kuldevata marry?

  25. I am a ghimire bista . And i have a gf her father mother before marriage was a ghimire would this be any problem for us in future for marriage.

  26. i'm khabatari khadka and my parents say we r frm kausalya gotra ..is it true ???

  27. Good collection..Khulal khatri s are the one with Dhananjaya gotra. The name Khatri became Kshatri likeलक्ष्मण बाट लखन भए जस्तै खत्री बाट अरु सबै क्षत्री भएका हुन / ब्राह्मण बाट आउने अरु खत्री हरु को गोत्र भने ब्राम्हण को जे छ तेही हुने गर्दछ /

  28. mah dahal bata khatri vako kta ho. maile dahal thar kai kt sanga bihey garna milxa ?

  29. शिखरनाथ सुवेदीको "थर बंश गोत्रावलि ले धेरै जसो ४०० भन्दा धेरै नेपाली थर र गोत्र समेट्छ . Can be vought in very nominal price in bhotahiti...

  30. what about Dhiomal, under which Gotra is it?

  31. what about Dhiomal, under which Gotra is it?

  32. i want to add one more clan by my own name RAJAN. My upcoming generations will be of RAJAN gotra. So please add one more gotra as RAJAN GOTRA.

  33. punwar thapa ra punwar bista ko gotra eutai huncha?

  34. Hello sir my problem is that I am confused between ahtri and ahtriya... I am ahtri and my partner she is ahtriya can I Marry her??

  35. KC (Khatri Chetri) Ko gotra kun huncha ?

    Malai jaankari dinuhose.

  36. Please malai euta kura vanidinuma..
    khanal ra dhungana ko bihe garna huncha ki nai???

  37. my caste is bhatta i am kashyap ....but it has shown different why??

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  39. Hi i m timilsina and i love one girl she is koirala .can we marry or not?

  40. sir ...please clear me about Yadav's gotra

  41. What is gotra of lord krishna lord ram n janak?

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  43. Hello, I'm Anup Gurung. I'm very much curious to know about the gotra. Can anyone please tell me what gotra does (Lama) Gurung belongs to? Please reply it!!!

  44. What is the gotra of Pawar Thapa?

  45. hi.. i'm shrestha of newar community .. what is my gotra???

  46. Can rijal (dhananjaya gotra) and gajurel (garga gotra) can marry??

  47. Can rijal (dhananjaya gotra) and gajurel (garga gotra) can marry??

  48. yo gotraharu ko suchi ra thar sarai ramro kaam bhayo. Hajurlai dherai dhanyabad. Bhatta lai Vascha gotra ma suneko thiye, yaha ta arkai gotra ma dekhchhu. sabai gotra devenagari lipi ma pani lekhidinu bhaye ajhai raamro hunthyo. eutai thar tara alag alag gotra bhayeka madhye viwaha garna sakinchha ki sakidaina, samaj ley kaso bhancha, yas bhitra ko vaigyanik rahasya k chha? spasta paaridinu bhaye raaro hunthyo..

  49. sir paudyal ra upreti ko bihe garna hunxa kinai. niyam ma. garda

  50. We are Shetty's, Bunt community from Tulunad. Can you please help me with my Gotra. I need it for religious purposes.

  51. Hey yall I belong to the kausik ghotra. Anyone who is very baun and not kausik hit me up!

  52. can you please tell me the gotra of lamichhane gc ?

  53. kandel gotra??

  54. Can kalo paudel and kalikote khadka marry ?

  55. katuwal ko ta gotra nai rakheko xaina ta mistake hoki nahunenai hora

  56. Namaste , I'm Rokaya Chhetri but I don't know my thar or gotra , Please Answer to me... Thank You (:

  57. My father's surname is Giri and caste is Sanyasi . Can u confirm Gotra name is it Gosain or Dashnami

  58. PAHARI Atri Gotra vitra parcha.....Please include it....

  59. Pradhan ko gotra Kay Kay hunxa hola hajur

  60. Sir can i marry a girl with kaudinya gotra if i am dhananjay gotra ?..but we both are neopane

  61. i m ryaldi ghale(gurung) and my girlfriend is Pungi lama(gurung). apparently we have been told we both belong to bharadwaaj gotra. what gotra are we really? can you please confirm? we are really on the edge.

  62. Bastakoti k ho.... Bahun ho ki chhetri ho

  63. Is Gaire a Brahmin class??

  64. hello,
    my sirname is bhandari and my gotra is dhananjay.
    what type of bhandari do i belong. my mom family said we belong to khulal bhandari, but i couldnot find the khulal bhandari under dhananjay gotra.

  65. My mom is Dahal and I am Thapa(Lamichaney).Can I marry Dahal guy?

  66. I feel soo bad by seeing this. I bepong to bhardwaj gotra being subedi, and I fell in love wid a girl of Panthi. Now, I here see that she belongs to my own gotra, but her surname has 2 gotras.

  67. Mahat ko chai gothra khoi ta........?

  68. I am kayshap gotra and I want marry a girl who is Arti gotra but girl mother has same gotra as my moms gotra ( kaudinya).please help me. Plz answer me at bishnughimirey220@email.com...plz friends help me.

  69. how come KHAS have indian gotra? please explain

  70. Namaskar,

    Can you please help me answer my queries?
    1) Are Indian gotras completely different from Nepali gotras?
    2) Is there a way to relate both?

  71. Can you tell me my gota and thar my parents says we are thapa magar

  72. Pathak hu. Atri gotra xain ta hau

  73. bogati ko gotra k k hunxa euta kasyap ho aru kun kun hunxa plz bhandenus na

  74. bogati ko gotra k k hunxa euta kasyap ho aru kun kun hunxa plz bhandenus na

  75. Dangi Chhetri (DC) ko gotra Atreya ho tara yaha xaina

  76. Hello want to know my gotra....my nane is suresh ghale....

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  78. hi, I am Rawal and I belong to Atri Gotra.. even Malla and Shah (both of them belong to Kshetri verna) belong to Atri Gotra

  79. What is the gotra of mandal im from saptari rajbiraj

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