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For Ancient Indian kingdom, see Kosala Kingdom.

Kaushal is a Hindu Gotra in India while Koshal is an unrelated surname of a Muslim clan in Pakistan. Kaushal is also used as a first name (male) in many parts of India. In the Devnagri thesaurus (Hindi language) Kaushal means clever, perfect or skillful. The Muslim clan lives in Pakistan while Hindu gotra in India.

Rajput Kaushal[edit]

Kaushal is a name for Raghuvanshi clan of Suryavanshi lineage. They are considered as the descendent's of Lord Rama. Lord Rama was sometimes called as Kaushalendra Rama and hence the Kaushal lineage came into existence.

Kaushal's are found very rare and belongs to higher caste and royal families of rajputs in some areas.

Kaushal's were traditionally renowned for their knowledge of astrology and spiritual healing and God fearing.

Brahmin Kaushal[edit]

Kaushal Brahmins lived in punjab, himachal Pradesh ,Haryana they are also Sarswat Brahmins-High order Brahmins. These Brahmins are the direct descendants of Brahma and Hiranyabha Kaushalya Rishi, a teacher of the Indian Sage Yagnavalkya. They also ruled as Brahmin Kings in North India now known as place of god (dev bhumi), over the Kaushala region. It is Known Lord Ram's Mother Queen Kaushalya was a descendant of the clan. India References to Kaushalya Rishi can be found upon research in Shrimad Bhagwat Maha Puran. The Brahmins of Haryana are indigenous. It is said that they originally came from Kashmir a long time ago. Kaushals were traditionally known for their knowledge of astrology and spiritual healing, and mainly were teachers of knowledge, owners and rulers of land.

Vaishya Kaushal[edit]

This community inhabits Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Delhi, M.P., Gujarat – and some parts of Nepal. Awadh Baniyan, also known as Kaushal, is a sub-cast of Vaisya. The origin of this caste is from Awadh, now known as Ayodhya. Kaushal and Gupta are common surnames in this community. The main profession of this community includes agriculture and business.

Khatri Kaushal[edit]

Khatris use Kaushal as their Gotra.Dhai Ghar (meaning two and a half houses)(Kakkar)'s, Malhotra's, Kapoor's,Angra's, Kurichh's, Khanna (name) and Gulla, Chopra's, Kesar, Sareen Sehgal's, Segal's, Kundra's Trehan and Dhussa'ss, BHASIN have the gotra Kaushal.

See also[edit]


  • Gazetteer of the Hoshiarpur District (1883–4), Lahore: Civil & Military Gazette Press, 1884 (Reprint: Lahore: Sang-e-Meel Publications, 2001)
  • Gazetteer of the Jullundur District (Part A) (1904), Lahore: Civil & Military Gazette Press, 1908 (Reprint: Lahore: Sang-e-Meel Publications, 2000)
  • Ibbetson, Denzil; Maclagan, Edward D.; and Rose, H.A., A Glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province, Lahore: Civil & Military Gazette Press, 1911 (3 Volumes) (Based on the Census Report for the Punjab, 1893, by the late Sir Denzil Ibbetson and the Census Report for the Punjab, 1892, by Sir Edward D. Maclagan and compiled by H.A. Rose), pp. 292, 295–296 (Reprint: Lahore: Sang-e-Meel Publications, 2007)
  • Patti, Naseeruddin Khan, History of Kaushal (Ghorewaha) Rajputs, Lahore: 1976 (Urdu).
  • Ibbetson, Denzil, Punjab Castes, Lahore: Sang-e-Meel Publications, 2001 (Reprint), p. 161 (338 pp.) (This book reproduces the chapter titled "The Races, Castes and Tribes of the People" from the original 1883 Census Report for the Punjab by Sir Denzil Ibbetson)
  • Chapter V, Marriage, Divorce and Dower, Civil Law for the Punjab chiefly based on the Customary Law as at Present Ascretained by the Late Sir W.H. Rattigan, K.C., LLD. Thirteenth Edition by Om Parkash Aggarwala, Formerly of the Punjab Civil Service.
  • What is Gotra? Detailed Explanation By Sri Gopalkrishna Ramaiyer

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Sanatha Dharma, Religion, Gotra, Rishis, Lineage Root, Sages & Saints of Vedic Era". Trsiyengar.com. Retrieved 2013-05-31. 
  2. ^ "Chapter V". Punjabrevenue.nic.in. Retrieved 2013-05-31.