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Bharadwaj Genealogy and Bharadwaj Family History Information

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About the Bharadwaj surname

Bharadwaj as Gotra means people who are the descendants of Rishi Bharadwaj. Rishi Bharadwaj was the son of sage Brihaspati. Sage Brihaspati was the son of Rishi Angiras. These 3 rishis are called the traya rishi of the Bharadwaja earlier days. Bharadwaj gotra people are found in

  • North India - Kashmir, Himachal Prades (around 60% of brahmins), Punjab (around 45% of brahmins), Haryana (around 40-45% brahmins), Rajastan (around 35% of brahmins). There are Bharadwaj gotra people also in Uttarkhand, Maharastra, Gujarat

  • South India - Tamil Nadu: (Among Iyers and Iyengars), Karnataka: Among Smartha and Madhawa Brahmins, Namboodiri Brahmins In Kerala.

Mostly found in the Brahmins who migrated southwards from Kannauj Vaidiki velanadi brahmans in Andhra Pradesh.