Gotra wise Kuldevi List of Kayastha Samaj : The word kayastha is mentioned in the ‘Vishnu Dharma Sutra’. It has been said that Kayasthas were appointed for writing work in the ‘Rajsabha’. Initially, Kayastha was a business-class, but later the organization of the kayasthas developed into a caste. Kayastha was a class of traditional clerical or authors.
The Kayastha trace their genealogy from Adi Purush Shri Chitraguptaji Maharaj. It is said that after Lord Brahma had created the four Varnas (Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas and Shudras), Yama snonym Dharamraj requested Lord Brahma to help him record the deeds, good and evil, of men, and administer justice.
Lord Brahma went into meditation for 11000 years and when he opened his eyes he saw a man holding pen and ink-pot in his hands and a sword girdled to his waist. Lord Brahma spoke: Thou hast been created from my body (Kaya), therefore shall thy progeny be known as the Kayasthas. Thou hast been conceived in my mind (Chitra) and in secrecy (gupta), thy name shall also be Chitragupta. Brahma then enjoined him to dispense justice and punish those who violated the dharma. Thus, the Kayasthas were accorded a dual caste, Brahmin/Kshatriya.
In the legends of Shree Chitraguptaji Maharaj, he is referred to as the greatest King, while the rest are rajakas or little kings.
चित्र इद राजा राजका इदन्यके यके सरस्वतीमनु ।
पर्जन्य इव ततनद धि वर्ष्ट्या सहस्रमयुता ददत ॥ RIG VEDA 8/21/18
In the Garud Puran, Chitragupta is hailed as the first man to give the script.
“Chitragupta namastubhyam vedaksaradatre”
(Obeisance to Chitragupta, the giver of letters)
The 12 clans of Brahma Kayastha:
In Rajasthan, Mathur Kayasthas are more populated. They are also called pancholi. In the journal ‘Kayastha Jagat’, the names of 84 branches of Mathur (Kayastha) category are found with the Kuldevis, which is as follows:
Kuldevi List of Kayastha Samaj
|Jeen Mata||Banavariya (Jhamariya), Tak, Nag, Tahanpura, Gauhera|
|Batvasan Mata||Saadh Mehta (Bhiwani), Atroliya, Tanoliya, Tikadhar|
|Mangal Vinayaki||Sahariya (Manak Bhandari)|
|Piplasan Mata||Nepaliya(Munshi), ghuru, dhuhu|
|Yamuna Mata||Rajoriya, Kusya|
|Kakrasan Mata||Endala (Narnoliya)|
|Bhaan Bhaskar||Chhar Chholiya|
|Anjani Mata||Shikarwal, Sevalya, Videva (Baid)|
|Bijasan Mata||Sanwaleriya, Kulahalia, Jaleshwariya|
|Shri Gugrasan Mata||Sirbhi|
|Hulhul Mata||Kamiya (Gadariya), Katarmala, Kotecha, Gadaniya, Sobhariya, Mahabani, Nag Puja Husainiya|
|Chamunda Mata||Chobisa (Kolli), Jajoriya, Mohani, Magodariya,Pasodiya (Pasihaya)|
|Ashapura Mata||Kakraniya, Galgotiya, Dilliwal, Karna, Dhanoriya, Guwaleriya, Keeltolia|
|Shri Saaul Mata||Sisolia (Manajeetwal), Dhrubas|
|Shri Pandav Rai Mata||Nosariya (Medatwal), Baknoliya, Bhandasariya|
|Shri Dehul Mata||Tabkaliya|
|Shri Jaganna Mata||Kursolia|
|Narayani Mata||Varni (Khoja)|
|Kamalasan Mata||Sadakiya, Chholguru|
|Lakshmi Mata||Kalolia, Aambala|
|Chandika Mata||Patthar Chatta, Chhangariya|
|Jayanti Mata||Maasi Murda|
|Sonway Mata||Abhigat, Tanksali|
|Indrashini Mata||Dholmukha (Goda)|
|Arbuda Mata||Kavdipuriya (Bakahupura)|
|Padhay Mata||Makharpuriya, Punhara|
|Sanwali Mata||Varania (Barnolia)|
|Lakshmiya Halad||Aasoriya (Asuriya)|
|Pahadai Mata||Phoolphagarsuha (Nohagana)|
Apart from this, there is also the mention of Kuldives of Bhatnagar, Saxena and Srivastava.
Here we provided you the list of Gotra and Kuldevi of Kayastha Samaj. However, this information has been obtained from reliable sources, but if there is any error in this list or you want to give some information about Kayastha Samaj then your suggestions and ideas are invited in the comment box.