[Advaita-l] Sa-gotra marriages
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Mon Oct 24 08:10:51 CDT 2016
There is a practice in which a sgotra girl is given in ritual
adoption(dattata) to a nonsagotra family and adopted parents perform
On Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 4:25 PM, V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l
<advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> Dear Praveen ji,
> Thanks for the add-on to the question.
> On Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 3:58 PM, Praveen R. Bhat <bhatpraveen at gmail.com>
>> Namaste Subbuji,
>> This is more of an add-on to your question than a reply though.
>> AFAIK, marriages are permitted within the main गोत्र only when the प्रवर
>> ऋषिs are different. Also in my understanding, students of the Rishi take
>> the gotra of the Rishi only when the original gotra is unknown. As you
>> said, the latter case cannot be identified.
>> Kind rgds,
>> --Praveen R. Bhat
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>> On Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 2:37 PM, V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l <
>> advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
>>> Is there provision in the śāstra-s for sa-gotra marriages? Some people say
>>> that in rare cases where a sa-gotra marriage is arranged, it is possible
>>> overcome the 'defect' by having the girl formally 'given' in marriage by a
>>> person of a different gotra instead of the girl's father doing the 'giving
>>> away' ritual (dhāra). Is this arrangement in agreement with the
>>> It is the opinion of some that the Gotra lineage comes down in two ways:
>>> People belonging to the same family-relationships of the Gotra pravartaka
>>> Rishi and 2. People studying under the same Gotra-pravartaka Rishi. It
>>> might be difficult at the present point of time to distinguish between the
>>> two, but marriages between the 2nd type families seems to be not defiled.
>>> Knowledgeable persons like Sri Anand Hudli may address this question.
>>> warm regards
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