From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Sagotra literally means ‘of the same gotra or lineage’.

The words gotra and pravara have been used extensively in the works of smṛtis and dharmaśāstras. Sagotra means a person belonging to the same gotra. Marriages between persons of the same gotra have been prohibited.


  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore