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Kansal is a surname originating in northern India. According to legend, Agrasen had 18 children and divided his kingdom among them, hence establishing the 18 gotras. Collectively, the 18 gotras are known as Agarwal, one of the most influential trading communities in northern India.[1][2]

Most people belonging to this gotra keep either Kansal, or Agarwal, or Mehta , or Gupta as surname. According to Agarwal customs, marrying a person from the same gotra is not appropriate.


Kansal is one of the original 18 Gotras established by Agrasen referred as Gatty Banya.Agrasen was a Hindu Kshatriya king of Suryavansha (Sun) dynasty in North India. His capital was Agroha, near Modern Hisar, Haryana. Literally, Agrawal means the "children of Agrasena" or the "people of Agroha".

  • Original Gotra : Kaushik
  • Lord : Manipal
  • Saint (Guru) : Kaushik
  • Branch : Madhyadini or Madhuri
  • Sutra : Kaatyayni

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  1. ^ Singh, Kumar Suresh; B. V. Bhanu (2004). People of India. Popular Prakashan (Mumbai), Anthropological Survey of India (Kolkata). p. 46. ISBN 81-7991-100-4. OCLC 58037479. Retrieved 2007-04-19. 
  2. ^ History of Ancient India - By J.P. Mittal