[Advaita-l] Sa-gotra marriages

Praveen R. Bhat bhatpraveen at gmail.com
Mon Oct 24 05:28:25 CDT 2016

Namaste Subbuji,

This is more of an add-on to your question than a reply though.

AFAIK, marriages are permitted within the main गोत्र only when the प्रवर
ऋषिs are different. Also in my understanding, students of the Rishi take
the gotra of the Rishi only when the original gotra is unknown. As you
said, the latter case cannot be identified.

Kind rgds,
--Praveen R. Bhat
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On Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 2:37 PM, V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> Namaste
> Is there provision in the śāstra-s for sa-gotra marriages? Some people say
> that in rare cases where a sa-gotra marriage is arranged, it is possible to
> overcome the 'defect' by having the girl formally 'given' in marriage by a
> person of a different gotra instead of the girl's father doing the 'giving
> away' ritual (dhāra).  Is this arrangement in agreement with the śiṣṭācāra?
> It is the opinion of some that the Gotra lineage comes down in two ways:
> People belonging to the same family-relationships of the Gotra pravartaka
> Rishi and 2. People studying under the same Gotra-pravartaka Rishi. It
> might be difficult at the present point of time to distinguish between the
> two, but marriages between the 2nd type families seems to be not defiled.
> Knowledgeable persons like Sri Anand Hudli may address this question.
> warm regards
> subrahmanian.v
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