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Events and divisions in rADh.I brahmin tradition

19 people got the title of kulina from vallAla sena: jahlAna [10], devala, vAmana, makaranda, maheshvara, and IshAna [11] vandya; utsAha [12] and garUD.a mukho; bahurUpa [8], halAYudha, shuca, aravinda, and vAGgAla caTTa; shishu [8] and roshAkara gaGga; and shira ghoSAla [11], govarddhana patituNDa [9], and kAnu [11] and kutuhala kAJjilAla among the descendants of chAndara. Their descendants are called the mukhya (major) kulina families. The following 14 gAJIs (see [1] of the links): dIrghAGgI, kulabhi, kesharI, and gaD.agaD.I of shANDilya gotra, rAYI and DiNDI of bharadvAja gotra, poD.Ari (?), guD.a, haD.a, and pitamuNDA of kAshyapa gotra, ghaNTA and pAri of sAvarNa gotra, and coTakhaNdI (?), pippalI and mahintA vAtsya gotra are called gauna (less important) kulIna. divAkara gaD.agaD.i, mArttaNDa, AnAi, gaNAi, hAD.a, gopI, and viTa vandya, vava kushArI, and dokaD.i mAsacaTaka of shANDilya gotra, madhusUdana rAYI and shaGkara diMsAi of bharadvAja gotra, shaGkara pItamuNDI, dAuka guD.a, shakunI haD.a, nAYArI tailavATI, and parAshara simlAi of kAshyapa gotra, vishveshvara kunda, hAsya gAGgulI, and keshava dAYI of sAvarNa gotra, and dokaD.i piplAi, dvividha mahintA, madana and vishvarUpa ghoSAla, and gautama pUtituNDa of vAtsya gotra accepted a gift of golden cow from vallAla sena (who was trying to test them) and are called pratigrAhI brahmins with whom all contact is prohibited.

ThoTa [12], dAYi and, vashiSTha [?] mukho and cakrapANi [10], kuvera, and kulabhUSaNa [?] vandyo violated marriage rules (married pratigrAhI) and their descendants became counted as vaMshaja during danauja mAdhava (unless there is confusion with danuja mardana). Others AdivaMshaja (‘asat pratigrAhI’), sadvaMshaja (‘kulabhaGga’), and nikRSTavaMshaja (‘buying or selling sons or daughters’) arose out of the kulinas. The shrotrIYas were lower in rung and divided into three categories: siddhashrotrIYa (married with good family), sAdhyashrotrIYa (married daughters to good men), and kaSTashrotrIya (no rules). vallAla sena decided upon these. vaTavyAla, kushArI, mAsacaTaka, kushumakali, ghoSAlI, kulakuli, seYuka, AkAsha, vasuyAri, karAla and dIrghAlI of shANDilya gotra (see [1] here), all except the caTTa gAJIs of kAshyapa gotra (see [1] here), all gAJIs except gAGgulI, kunda, and ghaNTA amongst the sAvarNa gotra (see [1] here), and simalAla and kAJjArI of vAtsya gotra (see [1] here) were siddhashrotriYas; sAharika of bharadvAja gotra (see [1] here), and vApulI of vAtsya gotra (see [1] here) were sAdhyashrotrIYa; and pArihAla, kulati, gAD.agaD.i and keshara of shANDilya gotra (see [1] here), diMsAi and rAYI of bharadvAja gotra (see [1] here), mAdhava of sAvaRNa gotra (see [1] here), and dIghala, mahintA, pipalAi, cotkhaNDI, and pUrvvagrAmI of vAtsya gotra (see [1] here) were kaSTashrotrIya.

Another division has dIghAD.I, diMsAi, and pipalAi as siddhashrotrIya, mahintA, haD.a, guD.a, and pArihAla as sAdhyashrotrIya, coTakhaNDi, kulabhi, rAYI, kesharI, ghaNTeshvarI, pItamuNDI, and gaD.gaD.I as arishrotrIYa, and the rest non-mukhya kulinas as susiddhashrotrIYa. A daughter of any of these except arishrotrIYa could be married by a kulIna without problem.

Initially, the rules of kulinism were very strict and one could loose it either by breaking one of the rules or by marrying into a family which broke one. Finally, it was settled that it was better to restrict marriages such that people should only marry into families who have already broken a rule or have by previous marriage been polluted by that fault. These groups were called melas (some divisions also called thAks) and their were 36 of them.

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