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They belong to the Bharadwaj Gotra and are a member of Garhwali People (Garwali_Brahmin_Clans). The divine Maa Rajarajeshwari is the Kul/Isth devi, and Guru Bhairav Nath is the kul/Isth devta are the family deities, of all Painuly's. Locally in their language the word breaks into 'Paini' which means sharp and long, and 'Lol' means head or more specifically forehead. This group is also known as 'Lekhwar' clan because these people did all the reading/writing and accounting work for the king of Garhwal apart from being their 'Pandits'.