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Gotram ?

From: Balaraman M Sriram (
Date: Mon Oct 12 1998 - 13:49:20 PDT

Dear Sri Vaishnavas,

I have a simple question. What exactly is a gotra/m ? and what
does it signify ? I have heard the gotram being mentioned
while performing archana in the temple and have always
wondered what it is .

Please pardon my ignorance.


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