Khandelwal Community - Gotras - Systems and Rituals
About the Khandelwal surname Khandelwal surname was adopted by families living in a town Khandela near Jaipur, India. The persons blonging to trade community adopted this surname as Khandelwal (Vaishya) and those belonging to Brahmin community adopted this surname as Khandelwal (Brahmin)
Most of the Khandelwal (Vaishya) members are living in North Rajasthan surrounding Jaipur.
Surnames used are "Khandelwal" or Gotra (explained below). In addition there are a few surnames which are either the Title given to family (Chaudhary, Shah, ,,) or the profession/business (Soni, Shroff, Shah..). Gupta surname is widely used by almost all community (other than Khandelwals also) and is generally associated to all Banias...from any cast/community
Khandelwal community has over 70 Gotras (will edit later with exact numbers) . These Gotras are subdivision of the community. Traditionally, marriages are avoided in the same Gotra. Community members follow a specific Deity (Kul Devi) depending on their Gotra,
The Gotras are:
Aakad Aameria Badaya Badgoti Badhera Bajargan Bamb Banawadi Bhandaria Bhimwal Bhukhmaria Budhwaria Busar Dangayach Dhamani Dusad Farsoiya Ghiya Janghiniya Jasoria Jhalani (Zalani) Kanungo Katta Kayathwal Kedavat Kharwal Khunteta Kilkiliya Kulwal (Koolwal) Machiwal Mali Mamodia Methi Nainiwal Natani Naneria Nirayanwal Patodia Pitaliya Rajoria Rawat Sakunia Samariya Saukhia Tambi Tamolia Thakuria Todwal