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It is my pleasure and privilege to welcome you to Bardai Brahmin Samaj London. A Charity founded on the principles of Hindu Religion and Culture and to advance appreciation of Hinduism, its philosophy, Art and Literature and to promote charitable purposes and to relieve poverty. The Samaj becomes relevant because the Samaj can provide a Bardai Brahmin an Identity. Our Samaj is an open and progressive organisation and works in harmony and close co-operation with other bodies with similar aims and objectives. The committee members feel honoured to be entrusted with the mission to rebuild and lead, with your support, a vibrant community of Bardai Brahmins in London. We are committed to gaining your trust and enthusiastic participation, acting with your wholehearted and united support and providing the energy and inspiration to succeed in our endeavour to bring progress to our great Bradai Brahmin Samaj in London. Jai Shri Krshna! Jai Shri Trikamjibapu! Pradip Pandit
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Bardai Gotra

A gotra is the lineage or "clan" (although read below) assigned to a Hindu  at birth. In most cases, the system is patrilineal and the gotra  assigned is that of the person's father. Other terms for it are vansh, vanshaj, bedagu, purvik, purvajan, pitru. An individual may decide to identify his lineage by a different gotra, or combination of gotras.

According to strict Hindu tradition, the term gotra is used only for the lineages of Brahmin, Kshatriya and Vaishya varnas. Brahminical gotra relates directly to the original seven or eight rishis of the Vedas.
 
The word "Gotra" means "ray." In Brahmin tradition, it is the duty of the Brahmin to keep his particular ray alive by doing daily rituals so that he may transmit the power of that ray to others for the benefit of mankind. When the "ray" is extinguished, so is that particular beneficial magical stream dead to the human race and that power lost to mankind forever. Hence the importance of a Brahmin's daily sandhya (practice). A common mistake is to consider gotra to be synonymous with clan or Kula. A kula is basically a set of people following similar rituals, often worshipping the same God (the Kula-Devata - the God of the clan). Kula has nothing to do with lineage or caste. In fact, it is possible to change one's Kula, based on his faith or Ishta-deva.  

It is common practice in Hindu marriage to inquire about the Kula-Gotra meaning Clan-Lineage of the bride and bridegroom before approving the marriage. In almost all Hindu families, marriages within the same gotra are prohibited since people with same gotra/gothra are considered to be siblings. But marriage within the kula is allowed and even preferred (e.g. Bardai Brahmins). 

The following tables shows the Gotra and Nav Chinha for Bardai Brahmins


GOTRAS & NAV CHINHA

 

SURNAME

GAUTRAJ

SHAKHA

PRAVAR

VEDA

DEVI

MAHADEV

GANAPATI

BHAIRAV

KSHETRAPAL

1.

Thanki
Dave
Pandit

Krushnatri

Mandipadini

Krushnatri, Alpvan and Saraswat

Yajurveda

Samudri Ashapura

Kedareshwar

Mahakay

Batuk

Deva

 

 2.i

Joshi
(Mevdariya, Odedariya,
Korkhadiya, Bokhiriya and Bhogayata)

Bhardwaj

Mandipadini

Bhardwaj, Agnirasa and Bruhspati

Yajurveda

Bandhukshni (Shikotri)

Nageshwar

Durdhay

Ishan

Rameshwara

 

 2.ii

Kindarkhediya

Kaushik

Kothmi

Kaushik, Atri, Jamadagni

Saamveda

Jogeshwari

Kashyapeshwar

Mrutyu

Jateel

Lakshmneshwar

 

 2.iii

Bapodra,
Chhelavada

Marichi

Kothmi

Kashyapa,
Avasta and
 Ashit

Saamveda

Jogeshwari

Kashyapeshwar

Mrutyu

Jateel

Lakshmneshwar

 

3.

Modha (Jani)

Kaudinya

Mandipadini

Kaudinya, Aashtik, Kaushik

Yajurveda

Mahamaya Balvi

NeelKantha

Vakratund

Batuk

Deva

 

4

Rajyaguru

Gautam

Mandipadini

Angir, Vashistha and Bruhaspati

Yajurveda

Mayamaya Annapurna

Trambkeshwar

Saadai

Grampalak

Damyita

 

5.

Santhra

Gautam

Mandipadini

Angir, Vashistha and Bruhaspati

Yajurveda

Mayamaya Annapurna

Trambkeshwar

Saadai

Grampalak

Damyita

 

6.

Aacharya

Parasar

Mandipadini

Parashar, Shakti and Vashistha

Yajurveda

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