Gotras are an important part of Indian culture, especially in Hindu society.

There are over 49 different gotras in Hindu society, each named after a sage who is considered the founding ancestor.

Gotras are typically passed down through the male line.

Women, upon marriage, adopt their husband’s gotra. Before marriage, their gotra is known as 'Gotrikarini,' indicating their father’s lineage.

According to ancient texts, the seven primary gotras are linked to the Saptarishi, the seven great sages who were the mind-born sons of Lord Brahma, the creator of the universe.

The 7 sages are: Vashistha, Vishvamitra, Atri, Jamadagni, Gautama, Bharadwaj, Kashyap

The concept of gotra is mentioned in ancient Vedic texts, highlighting its long-standing significance in Indian traditions.