Sandilya

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Shandilya is one of the Brahmin gotras,[1] named after the rishi Sandilya,[2] specifying that individuals of the gotra have Shandilya as one of their patrilineal ancestors. The Shandilyas are held to have constituted one of the three prominent families of Kanyakubja Brahmins.[3]

The Pravaras, or lineages, of the Saṇḍilya gotra are:

  • Kasyapa, Divala, Asita[4]
  • Kasyapa, Avatsara, Nidruva, Rebha, Raibha, Sandila, Shandilya[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bose (1 January 1994). Structure Of Hindu Society of Nepal and India, The — Rev. Edn. Orient Blackswan. pp. 71–. ISBN 978-81-250-0855-2. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Swati Datta (1 January 1989). Migrant Brāhmaṇas in Northern India: Their Settlement and General Impact C. A.D. 475-1030. Motilal Banarsidass Publ. pp. 128–. ISBN 978-81-208-0067-0. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Monier Monier-Williams (1872). A Sanskrit-English Dictionary. Clarendon Press. p. 1000. Retrieved 2 August 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Abhinaya Vidya Theertha (1 June 1999). Sandhyavandana Mahima. Sri Sringeri Sharada Peetam. pp. 152–153.