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Traditional genealogy of bengali brahmins: mukhopAdhyAYa and other families of bharadvAja gotra.

These are the traditional genealogies of rADh.I families descended from shrIharSa of bharadvAja gotra. All mukhopAdhyAYas are of this gotra. No attempt has been made to make this page more comprehensible: it is mainly intended as people looking for their origins, and I am sure they will treat this only as material to start them off towards more serious investigation.

It would not have been possible for me to collect this information except for the very useful book called brAhmaNa-itihAsa by shrIharilAla caTTopAdhyAYa. I have no idea how he collected all this material, and what criterion he used to select from among the available genealogies of bengali brahmins. The book has sometimes been difficult to decipher, and interested readers should look at the original to verify my interpretation.

And finally, remember, tradition is not history. Similar caveats apply to the historicity of these genealogies as apply to my own.

  1. shrIharSa was one of 6 brothers: shrIharSa, gotre, shashI, kRSna, shiva and durgA (see also under varendra brahmins).
  2. shrIharSa had shrIgarbha=dhA~dhu=sAdhu mukhaTi (from ancient mukhaTI = modern mukuTI in bA~kuD.A), nAna=lAla sAharika=sAharI (from sAhuD.A in murshidAbAda), jana=janArddana DiMsAi=DiNDisAhI (from ancient DiNDisA = modern DisA = DiMsA in varddhamAna), and rAma rAYI=rAYagAmI (from ancient rAYa = modern rAYagrAma in varddhamAna).
  3. sAdhu -> shrInivAsa.
  4. shrInivAsa -> madhAtithi.
  5. medhAtithi -> ASara=Avara.
  6. ASara -> shrIvikrama.
  7. shrIvikrama had three sons: kAka, sura and kautuka.
  8. kAka -> dhA~dhu.
  9. dhA~dhu -> guha=gui.
  10. guha had 5 sons: mAdhavAcAryya, umApati, narahari, varAha, and ashvinI.
  11. mAdhavAcAryya -> kolAhala.
  12. kolAhala had 7 sons kulIna utsAha, ThoTa, shaTha, dAYI, kulIna garuD.a, gopAla and viSnu.
  13. utsAha had six sons: Ahita, abhyAgata [13], jaYadeva, kAmadeva, cakrapANi, and mahAdeva; garuD.a -> vAdalI.
  14. Ahita -> uddhava; mahAdeva -> vishveshvara.
  15. uddhava had two sons shiraH=shiva and vikarttana. vishveshvara -> bhava.
  16. shiraH had three sons: nRsiMha phuliAvAsI, rAma, and dyAkara; bhava -> pashupati.
  17. nRsiMha -> garbheshvara; rAma -> sushodhana; dyAkara -> sAraGga; pashupati -> kRSNa.
  18. garbheshvara -> murAri ojhA; sushodhana -> lakSmIpati; sAraGga had vijaYa and dharmma; kRSNa -> maheshvara.
  19. murAri ojhA had three sons: madana, aniruddha, and vanamAlI; lakSmIpati -> digambara; vijaYa -> arjjuna mishra; dharmma -> purushottama; maheshvara -> hari mishra kAcanA (kAcaD.ApAD.A) vAsI.
  20. aniruddha -> lakSmIdhara; vanamAlI -> kRttivAsa; digambara -> dhanapati; purushottama -> jagannAtha; hari mishra had three sons: paNDita yogeshvara, paNDita digambara, and paNDita kAmadeva.
  21. lakSmIdhara had two sons: manohara and durgAvara, though trilocana is also mentioned; dhanapati -> mAdhava; jagannAtha -> govinda; yogeshvara had jAnakInAtha, shaGkara, kamalA, mukunda, trivikrama, rukmiNIkAnta, and shatrughna; kAmadeva had shrIdhara, shrIkaNTha, bhAskara, madhusUdana, vANI, vaikuNTha, bharata, sudhAkara, mRtyuJjaYa, sundara, and aniruddha.
  22. manohara -> gaGgAnanda; durgAvara had three sons: suSeNa, prANakRSNa, and mahAdeva, though manohara is also mentioned; trilocana -> mAdhava sadAnanda khAn; mAdhava -> surAnanda; govinda -> padmanAbha; jAnakI -> ananta; shaGkara -> naYana; shrIdhara had purAi, lohAi, jagadIsha, hRdaYa, jagadAnanda, and rUpacA~da; madhusUdana -> santoSa.
  23. gaGgAnanda -> rAmAcAryya; suSeNa had three sons shivAcAryya, bhavAnI and kAnAi chhoTo ThAkura; prANakRSNa -> amara; mAdhava sadAnanda khAn -> shrIdhara; surAnanda -> rAghava; padmanAbha had lokanAtha gosvAmI who lived during gaurAGga's time and was guru to narottamadAsa, bhavanAtha, pUrNAnanda, and raghunAtha, all from kAcanA, and whose descendants are bhaTTAcAryya from tAlakaD.i; ananta -> rAjIva; naYana -> rAmabhadra; hRdaYa had cA~da, vallabha, and kRSNadAsa; santoSa -> rAmakAnta.
  24. rAmAcAryya had 10 sons: rAghavendra, shaGkara, kAshIshvara, vishveshvara, pArvvatI (married daughter of vIrabhadra son of nityAnanda), gopAla, gopInAtha, rUpanArAYaNa, rAdhAkAnta and rAmacandra; amara -> dhanarAma or ghanarAma; shrIdhara -> narahari; rAghava -> kumud; rAjIva -> kAlidAsa; rAmabhadra -> kRSNavallabha; cA~da had ratneshvara of baD.A, kAshIshvara, rAmAnanda, and rAmeshvara of khaD.adaha and who married daughter of rAmacandra gosvAmI son of vIrabhadra; rAmakAnta -> gopIkAnta.
  25. rAghavendra had 4 sons: nIlakaNTha, yAdavendra and shrIkaNTha mahAdeva; vishveshvara -> govinda; gopInAtha -> kRSNaThAkura (descendants in lakSmIpAshA, rAmapura, brAhmaNadAGga in yashohara district, janAi of hugalI district, garibapura of nadiA district and various places in dhAka, pharidapura, pAbnA, and khulnA); dhanarAma -> sadAshiva; narahari -> jAnakInAtha; kumud -> harideva; kAlidAsa -> raghudeva; kRSNavallabha -> madhusUdana; rAmeshvara -> vishveshvara; gopIkAnta -> rAmakAnAi.
  26. nIlakaNTha had 8 sons (all earned the title ThAkura): gaGgAdhara, shrIdhara, ratikAnta, viSNu who may have lived in velaghariYA, rAmeshvara, rAdhAkAnta, raghunAtha and mukula; yAdavendra -> rAmacandra; shrIkaNTha had three sons balarAma ThAkura, rudra and janArddana; kRSNaThAkura -> rUpanArAYaNa; sadAshiva -> gajendranArAYaNa; jAnakInAtha -> gaurIdAsa; harideva -> rAmasharaNa; raghudeva -> rAmacandra; madhusUdana had gadAdhara of khAsabAD.I, rAmacandra of kAshIpura and yadavendra of valI; vishveshvara -> shivarAma; rAmakAnAi -> rAmeshvara.
  27. gaGgAdhara -> gopInAtha; ratikAnta -> vANeshvara; viSNu had two sons rAmadeva (baD.a ThAkura) and nArAYaNa (choTo ThAkura); rAmacandra (son of yAdavendra) -> kRSNarAma; balarAma (probably this one) had raghunandana, bhRgurAma, jaYarAma, and rAmanArAYaNa; rUpanArAYaNa had ratikAnta and rAjarAma; gajendra had ghanashyAma, golaka, govinda, AshAnanda, gopAlakRSNa, and anupa; gaurIdAsa -> kRSNarAma; rAmasharaNa -> kRSNavallabha; rAmacandra (son of raghudeva) -> harirAma; rAmacandra (son of madhusUdana) -> prasAda; shivarAma -> balarAma; rAmeshvara (son of rAmakAnAi) -> harinArAYaNa.
  28. gopInAtha -> gaurIcaraNa; vANeshvara -> prANavallabha; rAmadeva had 7 sons: shyAmasundara, sitArAma, khelArAma, kRSNajIvana, and paJcAnana (pA~cu), kandarpa, and rAjakishora; nArAYaNa had 3 sons: rAmakAnta, mulukacA~da and shaGkara; kRSNarAma (son of yAdavendra) -> kAlIcaraNa; ratikAnta -> mahAdeva; rAjArAma -> rAmasharaNa; golaka -> mathurA; govinda had harimohana, golaka, and kSetra; AshAnanda -> shrIkRSNa; kRSNarAma (son of gaurIdAsa) -> daYArAma; kRSNavalabha -> purushottama; harirAma -> khelArAma; prasAda -> mRtyuJjaYa; balarAma had rAmadAsa and gaGgArAma; harinArAYaNa -> vishvanAtha.
  29. gaurIcaraNa -> harekRSNa; prAnavallabha -> satyarAkha; sitArAma had rAmarAma, vrajakishora, kRSNacandra, rAjacandra, shaGkara, sadAshiva, and shukadeva; kandarpa -> padmanAbha; rAmakAnta had three sons: rAmasundara, rAmakishora and rAmakAnAi; mulukacA~da had gopAla and mANika; shaGkara had rAmacandra, rAmanAtha, rAdhAkAnta, nd kRSNakishora; kAlIcaraNa -> murAri; mahAdeva -> jagannAtha; rAmasharaNa had devanArAYaNa, premanArAYaNa whose descendants lived in jaYanagara, and rAjanArAYaNa of different mothers; mathurA -> candramohana; harimohana had vANI and bhuvanamohana; shrIkRSNa -> dInanAtha of nadIYA; daYArAma -> jagannAtha; puruSottama -> rAmarAma; khelArAma -> kAlIprasanna; mRtyuJjaYa -> caNDIcaraNa; rAmadAsa -> kRSNakumAra; gaGgArAma -> haranArAYaNa; vishvanAtha -> bhudeva mukhopAdhyAYa.
  30. harekRSNa -> nandagopAla who moved from khAmAragAchi; satyarAkha -> rAjakRSNa, one of whose grandsons shyAma, father of madhusUdana, lived in butanI, and the grandsons of whose third son were pratApa from somabhAga and bhuvana from jIvasarA; rAmarAma (son of sitArAma) -> lakSmIkAnta; padmanAbha -> jagannAtha; rAmasundara -> vRndAvana; rAmakishora -> shivaprasAda; mANika -> durgA; murAri -> mahAdeva; jagannAtha (son of mahAdeva) had udaYa and rAmakumAra of bakcara; devanArAYaNa had udaYanArAYaNa and lakSmInArAYaNa whose descendants lived in gAlimapura village in DhAkA; rAjanArAYaNa had gaGgAnArAYaNa whose descendants lived in brAhmaNadAGgA and kAlidAsa; candramohana had mahendra, vasanta, and maheshvara; vANI had raghunAtha and tAraka; bhuvana -> shacIndranAtha; dInanAtha had nitya, lalita, gopAla, shishirakumAra, mohinI, umAnAtha, kishorI; jagannAtha (son of daYArAma) -> gaurasundara; rAmarAma (son of puruSottama) -> balarAma; kAlIprasana -> sAradAprasanna; caNDIcaraNa had harihara and gaGgAcaraNa; kRSNakumAra -> rAmakumAra of butanI grAma in DhAkA; haranArAYaNa had girIsha, pItAmbara and nanda; bhudeva had govindadeva and mukundadeva mukhopAdhyAya
  31. nandagopAla -> jaganmohana whose descendants are in uttarpAD.A; rAjakRSNa -> gauracandra; lakSmIkAnta -> bhagavAna; jagannAtha -> shambhUcandra; vRndAvana had 7 sons; durgA -> gaurIprasAda; mahAdeva -> durgAprasAda; udaYa -> mahima=titu; rAmakumAra (son of jagannAtha) had daughter lakSmIpriYA; udaYanArAYaNa -> rAdhAnAtha; kAlidAsa had rAmacaraNa who married sister of girIshacandra caudhurI son of bhagavAna caudhurI of butanI village and girIsha of different mothers; mahendra -> bhupati; vasanta -> atula; gaurasundara has nandakumAra and padmalocana; balarAma -> rAmajaYa; sAradAprasanna had girijA, annadA, pramadA, and jJanada, whose descendants are in govaradAGgA; harihara had shrInAtha of khAliA in phariapura district, yadunAtha, and sItAnAtha; rAmakumAra (son of kRSNakumAra) had gopAla, vipina, dvarakA, mAdhava, and dInanAtha; pItAmbara had mati, kSetra, and harivilAsa.
  32. jaganmohana had jaYakRSNa, rAjakRSNa, navakRSNa, vijaYakRSNa, navInakRSNa; gauracandra -> harihara; bhagavAna had Aditya, durgAcaraNa, madana, Ananda, vRndAvana, prasanna, mahima, kailAsa, and navIna; gaurIprasAda -> gokula; durgAprasAda had vAmandAsa, gaurIprasAda, and annadAprasAda who were in ulA; shambhUcandra -> gurucaraNa; mahima had sharat, hema and prasanna; lakSmIpriYA had gopAlAla caTTopAdhyAYa of butanI in DhAkA; rAdhAnAtha had madhusUdana and aTala; rAmacaraNa had kailAsha, sharat, and prabhAsa; girIsha had kRSNalocana and taraGga of mallikapura village; bhupati -> bhavAnIprasAda; atula -> durgAprasAda; nandakumAra had kRSNakumAra and rajanI; rAmajaYa -> vishvanAtha; shrInAtha had upendra, priYanAtha, narendra, and jitendranAtha.
  33. jaYakRSNa had haramohana, rAjA pyArImohana, and rAjamohana; harihara -> kedAreshvara; rAjakRSNa had harihara, manohara, vishveshvara, and kAshIshvara; navakRSNa had pratApanArAYaNa, rAmanArAYaNa, sUryanArAYaNa, and rAjanArAYaNa; vijaYakRSNa had narendra, surendra, nagendra, satyendra=mahendra?, yatIndra, dvijendra, and bhupendra; navInakRSNa -> upendranArAYaNa; Aditya had rAjakumAra, kRSNacandra prakAsha candrakAnta, rajanI, kAlImohana, madana, karuNA, nIlakamala, pUrNa, kAshIshvara, kAminI, harSanAtha, and kSetramohana; durgAcaraNa had girIsha, vihArI, and vipina; gokula -> anukulacandra of roYAila of DhAkA; vAmanadAsa had umAnAtha, tArAnAtha, kAlidAsa, shrInAtha, aruNa, and mathura; gaurIprasAda -> sAradAprasAda; annadAprasAda had vrajendra, upendra and vijaYa; gurucaraNa -> kRSNacandra; hema had AshutoSa; prasanna had upendra, dInendra, harendra, heramba, and surendra of lakSmIkola in DhAkA; madhusUdana (or aTala) had manmatha, nRpendra, and suresha; kailAsha had yatIsha, ramesha, and suresha; taraGga had cintAharaNa; rajanI had dvArakAnAtha, pArshvanAtha, harSanAtha, tArakanAtha, shrInAtha, and vANInAtha; vishvanAtha -> gaGgAprasAda.
  34. haramohana had rAsavihArI and shivanArAYaNa; rAjA pyArimohana had rAjendra, bhUpendra, and jitendra; rAjamohana had suresha, paresha, and pravala; kedAreshvara had nakuleshvara, yajJeshvara, akhileshvara, and vishveshvara who left tArapAshA for mAdhavapura; harihara -> jyotkumAra; manohara had vIrendra, harendra, yatIndra, maNIndra, mahendra, bhupendra, and dhIrendra; pratApanArAYaNa had kumArakRSNa and amarakRSNa; rAmanArAYaNa had vinaYa, raJjita, anupa, and kamala; sURyyanArAYaNa -> anila; rAjanArAYaNa had dhIrendranArAYaNa and nRpendranArAYaNa; narendra had kamala, lalita, varendra, and hemendra; surendra had nIlAdri, himAdri, and vindhyAdri; nagendra had kAlidAsa and paNTu; mahendra -> saroja; yatIndra had pradyota and gopInAtha; bhUpendra -> gadAdhara; upendranArAYaNa -> shyAmAprasAda; kRSNacandra (son of Aditya) had nishikAnta, yatIndranAtha of sAjAnapura in pharidapura district, nagendra, nivAraNa, shrIna, and suresha; madana had shrInAtha, hemacandra, vidhu, nikhila, and hema; anukula -> candrakiraNa; kRSNacandra (son of gurucaraNa) had shyAmAprasAda etc.; AshutoSa had bhavatoSa, santoSa, bholAnAtha, shambhunAtha, vyomakesha, and gaGgAdhara; manmatha -> satyendra; ramesha had subodha and shItala; suresha -> santoSa; pArshvanAtha had manIndra, satyendra, vIrendra, and ravIndra; harSanAtha had satIndra, vIrendra, nRpendra, nagendra, and tejendra; gaGgAprasAda -> Sir AshutoSa mukhopAhyAYa sarasvatI.
  35. shivanArAYaNa -> avanI; rAjendra had tArakanAtha, lokanAtha, amarnAtha, and candranAtha; bhUpendra had paJcAnana and yogesha; suresha (son of rAjamohana) had jaharalAla, pAnnAlAla, and maNilAla; paresha had durgAcaraNa, satyacaraNa, and ambikAcaraNa; pravala had vaidyanAtha, rAmalAla, vAmanadAsa and jagannAtha; jyotkumAra -> sanatkumAra; vIrendra (son of manohara) had shyAmAcaraNa, shivacaraNa, and viSNucaraNa; harendra had sudhAMshu and nIroda; yatIndra (son of manohara) -> nakaD.I; maNIndra had kAnAi, balAi, and nitAi; mahendra -> anurUpa; bhupendra -> rAmakRSNa; kamala had pA~cu and tApasa; hemendra had anu and Atasa; nishikAnta had govinda and manoraJjana; yatIndra (son of kRSNacandra) had gopAla, anila and daughter kamalA; nivAraNa had raNajita and nadhA; manIndra (son of pArshvanAtha) had cittaraJjana, amiYaraJjana, and haridAsa.
  36. avanI had kaustubhabhUSaNa and girijAbhUSaNa; sanatkumAra -> prasAdakumAra; govinda -> pulina.

Another non-kulina is mentioned in this family: shaGkara diMsAI -> vashiSTha. Also mentioned is madhusUdana rAYI.

In addition, there is the following genealogy of a diMsAi gAJi siddhashrotrIYa caudhurI family from AgaradAGgA in ketugrAma in kAToA in DhAkA. daivakInandana caudhurI -> santoSa. santoSa had a son whose daughter was bhagavatI, gokula who had vRndAvana and daughter rukmiNI devI, haragovinda -> vishveshvara, and durgAcaraNa. vRndAvana -> Ananda had trailokyA and paresha -> daughter golApasundarI who had dvijapada, haripada and reNupada vandyopAdhyAYa. trailokya had tAriNI, sAradA and rAdhikA, rAdhikA had ambikA and shaGkara. tAriNI hd kAlipada, citrAGgadA, and acyutAnanda. kAlIpada had daughter sudhaMshudevI, a son with unknown name, suratha, sanatkumAra, praNavAnanda, and a daughter daYAmaYI devI. citrAGgadA had daughters uSA, phulakumArI, amiYA, and ArNAkAlI.

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