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Khandelwal communities and Khandelwal (Vaishya) gotras
There are three different communities known by the name of Khandelwal, which are Khandelwal Jain, Khandelwal Brahmin and Khandelwal Vaishya. The Khandelwal communities are not known before the 8th-9th century CE.[need quotation to verify]
The Khandelwal Vaishya community can be further subdivided into 72 gotras. Marrying a person of the same Gotra is prohibited in the community. Also there is an old religious belief that marrying a person of the same Gotra that of Mother, Father or Grand Father is also prohibited.
- Rima Hooja (2006), A history of Rajasthan, Rupa & Co., p.501