What are the 18 gotras?


What are the 18 gotras?

Because the classification of any particular gotra as “half” is considered insulting, the Sammelan provides a list of following 18 gotras:

  • Bansal.
  • Goyal.
  • Kucchal.
  • Kansal.
  • Bindal.
  • Dharan.
  • Singhal.
  • Jindal.

How many gotras are there in Agarwal?

The Agarwal community is split into 18 (according to some, 17 and a half) gotras. These include Bansal, Goel, Garg, Jindal, Kansal, Mittal, Singhal and other surnames that most Indians will be familiar with because they are such a phenomenally successful community.

What caste is the name Agarwal?

Indian (northern states): Hindu (Bania) and Jain habitational name, from Agroha or Agar + the Hindi or Panjabi adjectival suffix -wal (equivalent to -er in English).

Is Agrasen a God?

Maharaj Agrasen is regarded as family God for all Agarwal community. He was born 5200 years ago around the time of Mahabharat. That was the last leg of Dwapar Yuga and beginning of Kaliyuga. He was the eldest son of Suryavamshi King Ballabh of Pratapnagar.

Is Agarwal same as Agrawal?

Agrawal (anglicised as Agarwal, Agerwal, Agrawala, Agarwala, Agarwalla, Aggarwal, Agarawal, Agarawala) is a Bania community found throughout northern, central and western India, mainly in the states of Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh.

Are Agarwal Brahmins?

Agarwals are a business community known for their expertise in trade and their wealth, and they are not considered as an ‘oppressed’ community. Agarwals from Rajasthan, the native state of Parag Agarwal, are upper caste and they come under the general category, the same category as Brahmins.

Is Agarwal upper caste?

Agarwal are considered as upper caste and not included in the lower caste. Agarwal originated from ‘Agroha’ Haryana, they dispersed all over india after Mahmood Gajnavi attack. the branch which goes to Marwadh – called Marwari, and the branch which goes to Agra – called Agrawale.

Are Agarwal Kshatriya?

The texts and legends of the Agrawal community trace the origin of Agrawals to the legendary Kshatriya king Agrasena of the Sun Dynasty who adopted Vanika dharma for the benefit of his people.

What is Vanika Dharma?

He adopted Vanika Dharma and is known as an icon of messenger of peace, an embodiment of sacrifice, compassion, peace, prosperity, socialism and, of course, non-violence. He was married to the daughter of the king Nagraj Kumud, Madhavi, for whom Lord Indra had also fallen.

Is Agarwal a Rajput?

The important ones, like the Oswals and Agarwals, are of Rajput or Kshatriya stock and come from Rajputana, Bundelkhand, or Gujarat. Others migrated centuries ago to different parts of the country, where they have become endogamous and have taken on a new local name.