[Advaita-l] Sa-gotra marriages

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Mon Oct 24 05:55:16 CDT 2016

Dear Praveen ji,

Thanks for the add-on to the question.


On Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 3:58 PM, Praveen R. Bhat <bhatpraveen at gmail.com>

> 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
> /* Through what should one know That owing to which all this is known!
> [Br.Up. 4.5.15] */
> 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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