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Gothram and the aacharyals ?

From: Dodge Ram (
Date: Wed Dec 01 1999 - 11:59:34 PST

Dear Bakthas,

	Please forgive any mistakes in terminology in
my questions below.

	I was wondering if there is information on the
different gothrams and the about the Aacharyals like
Bharadwaja, Aathreya etc.

	How some people are classified as Swayamaacharyas
and what significance that has in present days ?

	Also information on our origins and how we
ended up where we are, like India, Tamizhnadu etc. I have
heard conflicting notes on this and thought I should post
this question here.

	Again please accept my apologies if I did not
frame the questions in the correct manner.



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