Kaushik

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Kaushik (Hindi: कौशिक) is the surname and patri-clan (gotra) of Brahmins descended from Brahmarishi Vishvamitra.[1] Kaushik is used as surname by Brahmins of Vishwamitra or Kaushika gotra.[2][3] Kaushika is pravara of Vishwamitra gotra.[4]

Etymology[edit]

The name "Kaushika" literally means "descended from Kusha".[5]

Other theories

British writer John Garrett (1871) believed that Kush here refers to the name of a place in Central Asia.[6] According to Robert Vane Russell, Kaushik may be derived from Kusha grass.[7]

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Notable people with the surname include:

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The Eastern Anthropologist, Volumes 42-43. Ethnographic and Folk Culture Society. 1989. p. 218. The list of sages varies in different sacred books, but their gotra names are Kashyapa, Vasishta, Agastya, Bhrigu, Gautam, Bharadvaja, Atri and Viswamitra or Kaushik. Often the names of gotras, such as Kaushik, Kashyapa and Bharadwaja, are employed as surnames by the Brahmans
  2. ^ The Eastern Anthropologist, Volumes 42-43. Ethnographic and Folk Culture Society. 1989. p. 218. The list of sages varies in different sacred books, but their gotra names are Kashyapa, Vasishta, Agastya, Bhrigu, Gautam, Bharadvaja, Atri and Viswamitra or Kaushik. Often the names of gotras, such as Kaushik, Kashyapa and Bharadwaja, are employed as surnames by the Brahmans
  3. ^ Devdutt Pattanaik. Ram: The Student (Penguin Petit). Penguin Random House India. Retrieved 9 October 2017.
  4. ^ Syed Siraj ul Hassan (1989). The Castes and Tribes of H.E.H. the Nizam's Dominions, Volume 1. Asian Educational Services. p. 120.
  5. ^ Bibek Debroy. Harivamsha. Penguin UK. p. 435. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  6. ^ John Garrett (1975) [1871]. A Classical Dictionary of India. Atlantic. pp. 732–. GGKEY:YTLNG1DG7JN.
  7. ^ "The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India (Volumes I and II)". books.google.co.in.