Śāṇḍilya is one of the Brahmin gotras, named after the rishi Śāṇḍilya, specifying that individuals of the gotra have Śāṇḍilya as one of their patrilineal ancestors. The Sandilyas are held to have constituted one of the three prominent families of Kanyakubja Brahmins.
The Pravaras, or lineages, of the Śāṇḍilya gotra are:
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