Shandilya is one of the top Brahmin gotras, named after the rishi Shandilya, specifying that individuals of the gotra have Shandilya as one of their patrilineal ancestors. The Shandilya's are held to have constituted one of the three prominent families of Kanyakubja Brahmins.
The Pravaras, or lineages, of the Shaṇḍilya gotra are:
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