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Traditional genealogy of bengali brahmins: ghoSAla, kAJjilAla, putituNda, and other families of vAtsya gotra.

These are the traditional genealogies of rADh.I families descended from chAndara of vAtsya 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. chAndara (see also under varendra brahmins for descendants of his brother dharAdhara).
  2. chAndara had 11 sons surabhi ghoSAla (from ancient ghoSa = modern ghoSagrAma in vIrabhUma), shaGkara pipalAi=piplI (from ancient pippala = modern pepula in vIrabhUma), shrIdhara kAJjilAla (from kAji in varddhamAna), kavi shimbalAla (from ancient shimUla = modern shimuliYA in varddhamAna), nArAYaNa=hari kAJjArI (from ancient kAJjA = modern kAJjiYA kuD.A in bA~kuD.A), mahAyashA vApulI (from ancient vApUlI = modern vApUlA in varddhamAna), ravi/dhIra mahistA=mahintA (from ancient mahanta = modern mahatA in murshidAbAda), dhIra/ravi patituNDa=putituNDa (from ancient putituNDa = modern pAtuNDA in murshidAbAda), mano=manohara dIghala=dIghArI, nIlAmbara coTkhaNdI (from cotkhaNDa in varddhamAna), and vishvambhara pUrvvagAmI (from ancient pUrvva = modern pUrvvagrAma in murshidAbAda). Some sources don't count the last three, and others mention that they were born later than the division of the villages.
  3. surabhi -> sAgara; shrIdhara -> vedagarbha; ravi putituNDa -> jaimini.
  4. sAgara -> tamopaha; vedagarbha -> viSNu; jaimini -> lakSmIdhara.
  5. tamopaha -> hala; viSNu -> sujiSNu; lakSmIdhara -> vanamAlI.
  6. hala -> murAri; sujiSNu -> kola; vanamAlI -> matsala.
  7. murAri -> vishvAmitra; kola -> dhurandhara; matsala -> varNana.
  8. vishvAmitra -> jita; dhurandhara -> vANeshvara; varNana -> utsAha.
  9. jita -> sharaNi; vANeshvara -> prANesha; utsAha -> kulIna govarddhana.
  10. sharaNi -> piGgala; prANesha had two sons hiGgula and varAha; govarddhana -> shika.
  11. piGgala -> kulIna shiva=shiromaNi=shira; hiGgula -> kulIna jAnu=kAnu; varAha -> kulIna kutuhala; shika -> pItAmbara.
  12. shiva -> uddhava; jAnu -> cA~da; pItAmbara had two sons cakrapANi and mAdhava.
  13. uddhava -> ko~ca; cA~da had four sons te~i, rudra, hiGgala, and trilocana; cakrapANi -> gopAla; mAdhava -> kaMsAri mishra.
  14. ko~ca -> Abho; te~i had four sons gopI, tapana, bhIma, and gaGgAdhara; gopAla -> shrIraGga; kaMsAri -> paramAnanda mishra.
  15. Abho had 3 sons: gadAdhara, pashupati, and getho; gopI had two sons kushala and kautuka.
  16. gadAdhara -> trilocana; pashupati -> teYI; kushala had two sons kAJjilAla and narapati.
  17. trilocana -> udaYa; teYI -> udaYa; narapati had two sons kRSNa AcAryya and madhusUdana AcAryya.
  18. udaYa (son of trilocana) -> vAmana; udaYa (son of teYI) -> gaNeshvara; kRSNa had two sons prajApati and viSNu.
  19. vAmana -> vishvanAtha; gaNeshvara -> vishvanAtha; prajApati had 4 sons rAmacandra, rAmabhadra, puruSottama and gaGgAdhara.
  20. vishvanAtha (eD.iYAdahavAsI, but which one?) had kaMsArI (mishra, or is this confusion with kaMsAri [13]?) and aramAnanda=aravinda ghoSAla; rAmacandra had two sons shrIgarbha and ratnagarbha.
  21. kaMsAri -> shrIdhara.
  22. shrIdhara -> yadunAtha.
  23. yadunAtha -> gopikAnta.
  24. gopikAnta -> rAmakRSNa.
  25. rAmakRSNa -> rAjendra.
  26. rAjendra -> viSNudeva.
  27. viSNudeva -> kandarpa.
  28. kandarpa -> kRSNacandra.
  29. kRSNacandra -> mahArAja jaYanArAYaNa ghoSAla of bhUkailAsa.
  30. jaYanArAYaNa -> kAlIshaGkara.
  31. kAlIshaGkara had kAshIkAnta, satyaprasAda, satyacaraNa, satyakiGkara, and satyacaraNa.
  32. satyacaraNa -> satyAnanda.

Other people mentioned are dokaD.i piplAi, dvividha mahintA, madana and vishvarUpa ghoSAla, and gautama pUtituNDa.

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