This was the name of his gotra or gens and roughly corresponds to a surname, being less comprehensive than the clan name Skya.
At weddings the Bhainas have a ceremony known as the gotra worship.
They were arranged in eight large tribes (gotra) named after these progenitors.
Theoretically a man should not take a wife whose sept or gotra is the same as his own.
Marriage within the section or gotra is prohibited, but first cousins may intermarry.
The prohibition of marriage within the gotra or exogamous section bars the union of persons related solely through males.
These are called exogamous groups or clans, and their name among the higher castes is gotra.
He mentions also his own proper name and his gotra, which is always the name of some rishi or saint.
(g) gotra produces the idea of noble and ignoble, as the potter fashions his pots.