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Gotra, Tanka, Pravara, Āspada of Śri Gaudas

The first of the following list has 5 pravaras, all other Śri Gauḍas have 3 pravaras. Śri Gauḍas are differentiated mainly by means of 22Ṭankas, because only 15 gotras have survived in them due to uprooting (from Kashmir) and wanderings. Āspada means surname.

Organisation of Śri Gaudas
Ṭanka Gotra Āspada
Bhādrāṇia Vatsa Jośi
Kamaṭāṭipāriā Vatsa Jośi
Baḍeliā Kuśaks Pāṭhaka
Peḍoliā Pāska Dube
Chālecā Kauśika Dube
Kāśmirā Garga Jośi
Moṭāśiā Candrātreya Dube
Moṭāśiā Kṛiṣṇātreya Dube
Nāhāpalā Bhardvāja Pāṭhaka
Darbhāvatyā Bhardvāja Jośi
Kapṭā Atri Dube
Kapṭā Boṭaliā Atri Vyāsa
Meṭlāda Atri Paṇḍyā
Muḍāloḍhā Modgala Paṇḍyā
Ḍholakiā Śāṇḍilya Dube
Śiholiā Vasiṣṭha Dube
Masūḍiā Pārāśara Jośi
Sundariā Vāmakakṣa Jośhi
Māḍhasiā tyāyana Pāṭhak
Kapṭā Buṭhiā Kātyāyana Dube
Kapṭāllihā Kātyāyana Dube
Moṭhiā Kātyāyana Pāṭhak

Another organisation sequence (krama) like the above of 21 divisions, known as Jīrṇa-krama, is also in vogue. The Meḍhatwāla Śri Gauḍas use their own Meḍhatwāla-krama.

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