Dadheech Brahmins

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Dadhichi Tree The Dadheech Brahmins are a subgroup of Brahmins who are the descendants of Rishi Dadhichi, who is said to have given his bones to Indra for making of the vajra, the mythological weapon created to kill the demon Vritra. A temple of Dadhichi's sister, Dadhimati, is found in the village of Goth Manglod, Nagaur, Rajasthan. They are most ancient among Brahmins of the Marwad region and elsewhere.[citation needed]

Sage Dadheechi is a legend in the first mandala of rigveda, and there are references of him visiting the sindu, sarswati area.[where?] Some section of Sarswat Brahmins also trace their origin from him.[citation needed]

They are mostly found in Rajasthan region but a large part of the society has migrated to other parts of world. Common surnames include Jopat, Asopa, Kakda, Borayada, Patodya, Khatod, Rattawa, Dadheech, Kudal, Dayama, Joshi, dahima, sharma, mishra, tiwari, Vyas, Bheda, Palod, (kakra) (Sunthwal) (Kudal) etc.

They are one of six groups of Brahmins, of which the other five are:

List of common gotras[edit]

  • Gautam - patodhya, palod, nawal, kumbhya, kanth, budadhara, khatod, budsuna, bagadiya, vedvant, vanansidara, lelodhya, kakda, gangvani, bhuwal, bhabhda
  • Vats - Jopat, ratava, koliwal, baldawa, rolanya, cholsankhya, itodhya, polgala, nosara, namawal, ajmera, kukda, taranwa, avadig, didel, musya, mang Nagvan, Maratha
  • Bhardwaj - pedwal, shukl, karesya, asopa, lyali, barmota, indorwal, harsodiya, bhataly, gadiya, solyani, upadhyay
  • Bhargav - inaniya, jajhodiya, prathanya, kasalya, shilnodhya, kuradya, khebar, bisawa, ladanwa, badagana, kapdodya
  • Kotchs - didwanya, mandodya, dhavdodya, jatalya, doba, mundel, manajwal, sosi, gothecha, kudal, tetrawal
  • Kashyapa - borayada, derolya, namwal, shirgota, rajthala, badawa, balaya, cholakhya
  • Shandilya - rinwa, bediya, bahad, dahwal
  • Atrey - sunthwal, jujnodya, dubanya, sukalya
  • Parasar - bheda, parasar
  • Kapil - chipada
  • Garga - tulachhya
  • Mamm - anachar se mlechh (apavitra) ho gaye
  • Dadhimati mata is kuldevi of Dadhich brahmins situated on didwana road near rol village of nagaur dist. in rajasthan.

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