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Index Gotra

In Hindu society, the term gotra (Sanskrit: गोत्र) is commonly considered to be equivalent to clan. [1]

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Agastya was a revered Vedic sage of Hinduism.

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Aliyasantana (sister's son lineage) was a matrilineal system of inheritance practiced by Tuluva community in the coastal districts of Karnataka, India.

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Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh is one of the 29 states of India.

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Atri (अत्रि) or Attri is a Vedic sage, who is credited with composing a large number of hymns to Agni, Indra and other Vedic deities of Hinduism.

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Bharadwaja, also referred to as Bharadvaja (IAST: Bharadvāja) or Bharadvaja Bṛhaspatya, was one of the revered Vedic sages (rishi) in Ancient India, who was a renowned scholar, economist and an eminent physician.

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Brahmin (Sanskrit: ब्राह्मण) is a varna (class) in Hinduism specialising as priests, teachers (acharya) and protectors of sacred learning across generations.

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Chandogya Upanishad

The Chandogya Upanishad (Sanskrit: छांदोग्योपनिषद्, IAST: Chāndogyopaniṣad) is a Sanskrit text embedded in the Chandogya Brahmana of the Sama Veda of Hinduism.

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A clan is a group of people united by actual or perceived kinship and descent.

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Deshastha Brahmin

Deshastha Brahmins are a Hindu Brahmin subcaste mainly from the Indian state of Maharashtra and northern area of the state of Karnataka.

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Exogamy is a social arrangement where marriage is allowed only outside a social group.

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Gautama Buddha

Gautama Buddha (c. 563/480 – c. 483/400 BCE), also known as Siddhārtha Gautama, Shakyamuni Buddha, or simply the Buddha, after the title of Buddha, was an ascetic (śramaṇa) and sage, on whose teachings Buddhism was founded.

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Hindu refers to any person who regards themselves as culturally, ethnically, or religiously adhering to aspects of Hinduism.

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Hindu genealogy registers at Haridwar

Genealogy registers, of families, maintained by Brahmin Pandits (Priests) or ‘Pandas’, who double up as professional genealogists, at Haridwar, has been a subject of study for many years now.

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Hinduism is an Indian religion and dharma, or a way of life, widely practised in the Indian subcontinent.

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Iṣṭa-devatā (Hinduism)

Ishta-Deva or Ishta Devata (Sanskrit: ईष्ट देवता,, literally "cherished divinity" from iṣṭa "desired, liked, cherished, preferred" and devatā "godhead, divinity, tutelary deity" or deva "deity") is a term denoting a worshipper's favourite deity within Hinduism.

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Incest is sexual activity between family members or close relatives.

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According to Hindu legends, Jamadagni (or Jamdagni, जमदग्नि) is one of the Saptarishis (Seven Great Sages Rishi) in the seventh, current Manvantara.

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Jat people

The Jat people (also spelled Jatt and Jaat) are a traditionally agricultural community in Northern India and Pakistan.

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Jāti (in Devanagari: जाति, Bengali: জাতি, Telugu:జాతి, Kannada:ಜಾತಿ, Malayalam: ജാതി, Tamil:ஜாதி, literally "birth") is a group of clans, tribes, communities and sub-communities, and religions in India.

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Kanyādān ("gift of a maiden"“India.” Encyclopædia Britannica. 2008. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. 20 February 2008..) is a Hindu wedding ritual.

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Kashyapa (IAST: Kaśyapa) is a revered Vedic sage of Hinduism.

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A Khap is a community organisation representing a clan or a group of related clans.

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Kshatriya (Devanagari: क्षत्रिय; from Sanskrit kṣatra, "rule, authority") is one of the four varna (social orders) of the Hindu society.

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The Malayali people or Keralite people (also spelt Malayalee, Malayalam script: മലയാളി and കേരളീയൻ) are an Indian ethnic group originating from the present-day state of Kerala, located in South India.

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Matrilineality is the tracing of descent through the female line.

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Mudiraju or Mudiraj is a caste found in Telangana, north Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh states of India.

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The Nair, also known as Nayar, are a group of Indian castes, described by anthropologist Kathleen Gough as "not a unitary group but a named category of castes".

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North India

North India is a loosely defined region consisting of the northern part of India.

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Parallel and cross cousins

In discussing consanguineal kinship in anthropology, a parallel cousin or ortho-cousin is a cousin from a parent's same-sex sibling, while a cross-cousin is from a parent's opposite-sex sibling.

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Patrilineality, also known as the male line, the spear side or agnatic kinship, is a common kinship system in which an individual's family membership derives from and is recorded through his or her father's lineage.

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(पाणिनि, Frits Staal (1965),, Philosophy East and West, Vol. 15, No. 2 (Apr., 1965), pp. 99-116) is an ancient Sanskrit philologist, grammarian, and a revered scholar in Hinduism.

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In Brahmin Hindu culture, a Pravara (Sanskrit for "most excellent") is a particular Brahmin's descent from a rishi (sage) who belonged to their gotra (clan).

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Rajput (from Sanskrit raja-putra, "son of a king") is a large multi-component cluster of castes, kin bodies, and local groups, sharing social status and ideology of genealogical descent originating from the Indian subcontinent.

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Sanskrit is the primary liturgical language of Hinduism; a philosophical language of Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Jainism; and a former literary language and lingua franca for the educated of ancient and medieval India.

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The Saptarishi (from Sanskrit: सप्तर्षि, a Sanskrit dvigu meaning "seven sages") are the seven rishis who are extolled at many places in the Vedas and Hindu literature.

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A sibling is one of two or more individuals having one or both parents in common.

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Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu (• tamiḻ nāḍu ? literally 'The Land of Tamils' or 'Tamil Country') is one of the 29 states of India.

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The Hindu Marriage Act, 1955

The Hindu Marriage Act by an Act of the Parliament of India enacted in 1955.

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Tulu people

The Tulu people, or Tuluva (plural Tuluver), are an ethnic group native to the Tulu Nadu region of India, presently divided amongst the Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts of Karnataka and the Kasaragod taluk of Kerala up to river Chandragiri.

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The Upanishads (उपनिषद्), a part of the Vedas, are ancient Sanskrit texts that contain some of the central philosophical concepts and ideas of Hinduism, some of which are shared with religious traditions like Buddhism and Jainism.

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Vaishya is one of the four varnas of the Hindu social order in Nepal and India.

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Vasishtha (वसिष्ठ, IAST) is a revered Vedic sage in Hinduism.

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Vedic Sanskrit

Vedic Sanskrit is an Indo-European language, more specifically one branch of the Indo-Iranian group.

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Brahmarshi Vishvamitra is one of the most venerated rishis or sages of ancient India.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gotra

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