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Is Goswamy Bengali surname?

Asked by Good Citizen, 26 Nov '09 11:16 am
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Goswami is a title often bestowed on people who choose the path of Sannyasa. The sanyasins or disciples of Adi Shankaracharya are also called "Dash Nam", as the title Goswami is further divided into ten groups, viz., Giri, Puri, Bharti, Ban, Aranya, Sagar, Math, Tirth, Yogi and Parwat. These all dashnam Goswamis are associated with four Math in four corners of India, established by Adi Shankaracharya. Initially all the disciples were Sanyasins who embraced sanyas either after marriage or without getting married. Since, sanyasins are considered as Brahmin therefore during the course of time, those who embraced married life on the order of their guru and their decedents are considered Brahmins with the surname Goswami. Being a Goswami Sanyasin includes a vow of celibacy. Some religious traditions use the title Swami for those who had never married, and Goswami for those who had been married in that life and vow not to marry again. This is also the source of the surname Gusain,Gosain, Gos ...more
Answered by dharamender nebhnani, 26 Nov '09 10:04 pm

 
  
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It is found in bengali gujrati and Up sider also.
Answered by ANURADHA PATHAKJ, 26 Nov '09 11:45 am

 
  
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Yes. It is.
Answered by Dharmarajan, 26 Nov '09 11:18 am

 
  
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"Goswami" is a popular title/surname in Bengali families. Indeed, they are considered from "Brahamin" groups and many of them are the worshippers of "Lord Krishna" !!
Answered by ashis, 26 Nov '09 11:43 am

 
  
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Goswami can also refer to an individual from the Brahmin caste of the Hindu religion.
Answered by neera bhatt, 26 Nov '09 11:24 am

 
  
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No
Answered by girish thakur, 26 Nov '09 11:18 am

 
  
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It is found in Gujarati, M not sure weather it is also found in Bengali.
Answered by Tushar Kher, 26 Nov '09 11:18 am

 
  
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I dont think so
Answered by rajnikant raiyarela, 26 Nov '09 11:17 am

 
  
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It is one of the few surname which is spread across states...mainly in Bengal & Punjab. They are brahmins by cast.
Answered by anil chadha, 13 Dec '12 09:46 pm

 
  
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