Abhivadaye

Abhivadaye gives the introduction of the boy. After reciting the Abhivadaye Mantra, he prostrates before the elders and seeks their blessings.

Abhivadanam

  1. The palms of the hands are kept near ears, the body is bent at waist level and Abhivadanam is recited.abhivaadaye (………) (……….) (………) +optionally ( ……..) (………).
    thrayarsheya or panchashreya pravaraanvita (1)
    (………..) gotraH (2)
    (………..) suutraH (3)
    (…………..) shaakhaadhyaayii (4)
    shrii (…………..) sharmaanaamaahaM asmibhoH|| (5)Note: The blanks have to be filled in – as per table below
  2. After completing the recitation, the right forehand crosses above the left forehand, and touch the feet of elders.
  3. By Abhivadanam an individual expresses his descent-namely dynastic rishis, gotra, sutra, veda, saka and name.

How to do abhivadaye – கோத்ரம் – அபிவாதி பட்டியல்

      ஸ்ரீ:
No. Gothram Rishis no.rushaya pravaram soothram & Sakhai ending.
1 Arthreya Arthreya
Archananasa
Chyavaasva
thraiyarusheya
pravaranvidha
Arthreya gothraha
Aapasthamba – Yajur
Bodayana – Yajur
Asvalayana- Rig
Dhrahyayana-Samam
saakha adhyayi
…. sarma nama
aham asmibhoho
2 Kasyapa Kasyapa
Aavathsara
Saandilya
thraiyarusheya
pravaranvidha
Kasyapa gothraha
Aapasthamba – Yajur
Bodayana – Yajur
Asvalayana- Rig
Dhrahyayana-Samam
saakha adhyayi
…. sarma nama
aham asmibhoho
3. Koundinya Vaasishta
Maithravaruna
Koundinya
thraiyarusheya
pravaranvidha
Koundinya gothraha
Aapasthamba – Yajur
Bodayana – Yajur
Asvalayana- Rig
Dhrahyayana-Samam
saakha adhyayi
…. sarma nama
aham asmibhoho
4. Kousiga Vaisvamithra
Agamarshana
Kousiga
thraiyarusheya
pravaranvidha
Kousiga gothraha
Aapasthamba – Yajur
Bodayana – Yajur
Asvalayana- Rig
Dhrahyayana-Samam
saakha adhyayi
…. sarma nama
aham asmibhoho
5. Gargeya Angirasa
Sainya
Gargeya
thraiyarusheya
pravaranvidha
Gargeya gothraha
Aapasthamba – Yajur
Bodayana – Yajur
Asvalayana- Rig
Dhrahyayana-Samam
saakha adhyayi
…. sarma nama
aham asmibhoho
6. Abhivadhaye Angirasa
Barhaspathya
Baratwaja
thraiyarusheya
pravaranvidha
Baratwaja gothraha
Aapasthamba – Yajur
Bodayana – Yajur
Asvalayana- Rig
Dhrahyayana-Samam
saakha adhyayi
…. sarma nama
aham asmibhoho
7. Nithruvakasyapa Kasyapa
Aavathsara
Nithruva
thraiyarusheya
pravaranvidha
Nithruva Kasyapa gothraha
Aapasthamba – Yajur
Bodayana – Yajur
Asvalayana- Rig
Dhrahyayana-Samam
saakha adhyayi
…. sarma nama
aham asmibhoho
8. Vaathula Bhargava
Vaithahavya
Saavedhasa
thraiyarusheya
pravaranvidha
Vathula gothraha
Aapasthamba – Yajur
Bodayana – Yajur
Asvalayana- Rig
Dhrahyayana-Samam
saakha adhyayi
…. sarma nama
aham asmibhoho
9. Shadamarshana Angirasa
Thrasathasya
Pourukuthsa
thraiyarusheya
pravaranvidha
Shadamarshana gothraha
Aapasthamba(Yajur)
Bodayana – Yajur
Asvalayana- Rig
Dhrahyayana-Samam
saakha adhyayi
…. sarma nama
aham asmibhoho
10. Haritha Angirasa
Ambarisha
Yownachva
thraiyarusheya
pravaranvidha
Haritha gothraha
Aapasthamba – Yajur
Bodayana – Yajur
Asvalayana- Rig
Dhrahyayana-Samam
saakha adhyayi
…. sarma nama
aham asmibhoho
11. Viswamithra Visvamithra
Dhevaradha
Audhala
thraiyarusheya
pravaranvidha
Viswamithra gothraha
Aapasthamba – Yajur
Bodayana – Yajur
Asvalayana- Rig
Dhrahyayana-Samam
saakha adhyayi
…. sarma nama
aham asmibhoho
12. Mouthgalya Angirasa
Baramyasva
Mouthgalya
thraiyarusheya
pravaranvidha
Mouthgalya gothraha
Aapasthamba – Yajur
Bodayana – Yajur
Asvalayana- Rig
Dhrahyayana-Samam
saakha adhyayi
…. sarma nama
aham asmibhoho
13. Sankruthi Saathya
Gowraveetha
Sankruthya
thraiyarusheya
pravaranvidha
Sankruthi gothraha
Aapasthamba – Yajur
Bodayana – Yajur
Asvalayana- Rig
Dhrahyayana-Samam
saakha adhyayi
…. sarma nama
aham asmibhoho
14. Kuthsa Angirasa
Mandhathra
Kouthsa
thraiyarusheya
pravaranvidha
Kuthsa gothraha
Aapasthamba – Yajur
Bodayana – Yajur
Asvalayana- Rig
Dhrahyayana-Samam
saakha adhyayi
…. sarma nama
aham asmibhoho
15. Kanva Angirasa
Ajameeda
Kanva
thraiyarusheya
pravaranvidha
Kanva gothraha
Aapasthamba – Yajur
Bodayana – Yajur
Asvalayana- Rig
Dhrahyayana-Samam
saakha adhyayi
…. sarma nama
aham asmibhoho
16. Parasara Vasishta
Saakthya
Parasarya
thraiyarusheya
pravaranvidha
Parasara gothraha
Aapasthamba – Yajur
Bodayana – Yajur
Asvalayana- Rig
Dhrahyayana-Samam
saakha adhyayi
…. sarma nama
aham asmibhoho
17. Badharayana Angirasa
Barshadhasva
Raadeethara
thraiyarusheya
pravaranvidha
Badharayana gothraha
Aapasthamba – Yajur
Bodayana – Yajur
Asvalayana- Rig
Dhrahyayana-Samam
saakha adhyayi
…. sarma nama
aham asmibhoho
18. Agasthya Agasthya
Thartyachudha
Sowmavaha
thraiyarusheya
pravaranvidha
Agasthya gothraha
Aapasthamba – Yajur
Bodayana – Yajur
Asvalayana- Rig
Dhrahyayana-Samam
saakha adhyayi
…. sarma nama
aham asmibhoho
19. Srivathsa Bhargava
Chyavana
Apnavana
Aurva
Jamadhaknya
pancharusheya
pravaranvidha
Srivathsa gothraha
Aapasthamba – Yajur
Bodayana – Yajur
Asvalayana- Rig
Dhrahyayana-Samam
saakha adhyayi
…. sarma nama
aham asmibhoho
20. Saandilya Kasyapa
Aavathsara
Nithruva
Repa
Raipa
Soundilya
Saandilya
saptharusheya
pravaranvidha
Sandilya gothraha
Aapasthamba – Yajur
Bodayana – Yajur
Asvalayana- Rig
Dhrahyayana-Samam
saakha adhyayi
…. sarma nama
aham asmibhoho

Tabulation thanks to: Sri NVS Srinivasan Swami

Additional Notes:

  1. Pravaram means enumeration of sages from whom the individual has descended. It is linked with (2) “Gotra”

Gotra Pravanam (Sages)
Bharadwaja Angirasa, Barahspatya, Bharadwaja
Atreya Atreya, Archanansa, Syavasva
Vadula Bhargava, Vaithahavya, Savedesa
Srivatsa Bhargava, Shyavana, Aplavana, Aurava, Jamadagnya
Kausika Visvamitra, Agamarsana, Kausika
Kaundinya Vasista, Maitravaruna, Kaundinya
Harita Angirasa, Ambarisa, Yuvanashva
Kashyapa Kashyapa, Avatsara, Daivala
Naidruva-Kashyapa Kashyapa, Avatsara, Naidruva
Satmarshana Angirasa, Paurukutsa, Trasatasya
Gargi a) Angirasa, Barahaspatya, Bharadwaja, Sainya, Gargya or b) Angirasa, Sainya, Gargya
Viswamitra Viswamitra, Devaratha, Audala
Moudgalya a)Angirasa, Pharamsva, Moudgalya
b)Dharkhya, Pharamsva, Moudgalya
c)Angirasa, Davya, Moudgalya
Sandilya a)Kashyapa, Avatsava, Sandilya
b)Kashyapa, Avatsava, Daivala
c)Kashyapa, Mantatra, Naidruva, Repa, Raipa, Saundilya, Sandilya
Kutsa Angirasa, Mantatra, Kutsa
Kanwa a)Angirasa, Ajamilana, Kanwa
b)Angirasa, Gaura, Kanwa
Parasara Vashista, Shaktya, Parasara
Badarayana Angirasa, Barahaspatya, Ratra
Agastya Agastya, Dardyayuda, Saumavah
Gautama Angirasa, Aayasya, Gautama

  1. Sutra – This indicates the manner of performing rituals, the various sutras are
    Rig Veda – a) Asvalayana sutra  b) Katyayana sutra
    Yajur Veda – a) Apastamba sutra  b) Bodhyana sutra
    Sama Veda – a) Drahyana sutra  b) Ranananyani sutra
  2. Sakas indicate the branch of the veda – viz. Rig, Yajur or Sama
  3. Name – In case of brahmin the name ends with “Sharma”; for Kshatriya the name ends with “Verma”; for Vaishya the name ends with “Gupta”.

Abhivadanam is not done when saluting God, Sanyasins or a ghosti (group of persons).

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