If a Brahmin girl marries a non-Brahmin who believes in Brahmins. They want to perform Upanayanam for their son. Can they do it? What will be the Gothram of the boy ??
hiA single brahmin girl here had a child by IVF, and the child;s father is unknown. She had the upanayanum for her son in the temple. The priest assigned the mother's gothram.
A learned member of this site who adopted Hinduism had the upanayanam for his son, he chose a gothram for that ceremony.
We have had various threads discussing gothram please read them and understand the term.
In the North India, many family do not know the gotheram, the priest assigns them a gotheram.
One of the Kanchi Acharyas, some years back, said that once a family has gone thru seven generations, importance to Gothram need not be given.
Is it right?
in USA temples...generally many tamil NBs called as SHIVA OR VISHNU GOTHRAMS....many telugu NB families know their gothrams...
many north indian NBs called as KASYPA GOTHRAMS....ONLY ALL NEPALI FAMILIES KNOW THEIR GOTHRAM WELL...BECOZ
NEPAL WAS ONLY HINDU COUNTRY IN THE WORLD....
i know...just read my lines again.....ONLY ALL NEPALI FAMILIES KNOW THEIR GOTHRAM WELL...BECOZ
NEPAL WAS ONLY HINDU COUNTRY IN THE WORLD....i said WAS ...NOT IS.....
I feel shiva or vishnu is used to indicate they are worshippers of shiva or vishnu among NBs.They have no rishi to bank on for gothram.
Is it not true, what with advaita, v.advaita, dvaita and all those gurus godmen/godwomen, pravachanakartas and so on describing each in his/her own ways? The rigvedic rishi was, possibly, euphemistically clever when he said "bahudhA vadanti etc."Dear Sangom ji,
Only today I saw this..cant stop laughing!
एकंसद्विप्रा नैव जानन्ति ।
I simply tell the priest to ask my wife about my gothra .such complicated info is beyond my simple mind. It is my theory that half the brahmins are srivatsa gothra.When in doubt use it.True..the whole Shiva or Vishnu Gotra for Tamilian NBs is like a fake gotra.I do not believe in this..that is why when I was in India once at a temple and did an Archana the priest in the temple asked me my Gotra and I said I have no Gotra.For a while he looked at me kind of surprised but I heard him recite Shubha Gotra when he did the pooja.Wonder why he did not just omit the Gotra part.
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