Surnames and Kuldevis

Bardai Brahmins can be identified by surnames; Bapodra, Bambhanya, Bhogayta, Chhelavda, Dave, Jani, Joshi, Kinderkhadia, Modha, Pandit, Purohit, Rajyaguru, Sanathara, Sthanakiya, Thanki.

Each Surname or group of surnames (Gotra) is associated with a Kuldevi (Goddess)

Annapurna – Joshi
Ashapura – Dave, Sthanakhya, Thanki and Pandit
Harsidhima – Bhogayta
Momaima – Rajyaguru
Vindhyavasini – Bapodra, Chhelavda
Gatradma – Sanathara
Balvima – Modha

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