What is Gotra or Clan in Indian Communities

Gotra or गोत्र (Hindi) is word having literature meaning "cow-pen" or "cow-shed". This world is taken from archaic rigvedic Sanskrit for classification and identification of castes in India. Gotra is the Sanskrit term for a much older system of tribal clans.The Sanskrit term "Gotra" was initially used by the Vedic people for the identification of the lineages.
Maharshi Panini has defined gotra in his grammar as " उपत्यं प्रौत्रं प्रभृति गोत्रम " means Gotra is the name of group of descents, leaving son, including grandsons and great grandsons.


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