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The Mahuri Vaisya have 14 surnames/family names, each with a different gotra.

It is believed that Lord Krishna advised the ancient ancestors of the Mahuri to engage themselves in trade and commerce—that is, to take up the ways of the Vaisya—in order to earn their livelihood. They settled in fourteen hamlets nestled in the forests (of Vrindavana (now Vrindavan) around the ancient city of Mathura, whence the name "Mahuri". The fourteen original Mahuri surnames or family names (referred to by modern Mahuri Vaisya as "khatas") are derived from the names of these forest hamlets.

The khata Lohani:- The khata Lohani is given to families who resided in the hamlet of Lohawana (near the cave of the demon Loha-Asur). Lohani folks were initiated in the school of "kapila Muni" and accordingly their gotra is "kapil muni".

The Khata Seth:- Those families who were residing in "viharvana" acquired the khata "seth". This location was believed to be a beautiful spot. Presently, there stands a magnificent temple built by Jaipur King Shree Madawajee. "Kamal muni" is the gotra of "Seth" Khata.

The khata Bhadani:- The khata Bhadani is given to families who resided in the hamlet of Bhadrawana. Bhadanis belong to "kapil muni" gotra.

The khata Tarway:- The khata Tarway is given to those families who resided in the hamlet of Talwan. Taraways belongs to "Vatasa muni" gotra.

The khata Kandhaway:- The khata Kandhaway is given to those families who resided in the hamlet of Kaamvana. Kandhaways belong to the gotra of "Kashyap muni".

Barahapuriya:- Barahapuriyas derive their khata from "madhuwan" where their ancestors used to reside. In this place, one king by the name of Brihat Sen is reported to have performed yagya under the priesthood of Shanta rishi. It is believed that the children performed yagya. It is believed that "barahapuriyas" are descendants of "baraha-sainis". The gotra of "barahpurias" is "vashista muni" gotra.

Vaishakhiyar:- Families residing in the "brihatvana" derived the khata "Vaishakhiyar". This "brihatvana" was reportedly located on the eastern flank of "lohavana" where "Nimbakacharya" is believed to have appeared. "Vaishakhiyar" belongs to "Bhardwaj muni" gotra.

Athaghara:- "Athaghara" khata is derived from "khelvan" which is believed to be the lila-ashali of Lord Krishan and Radha. A pond named "mansarovar" was believed to be located in the "khelwan". "Chandra muni" is the gotra of athaghara.

Kapasimey:- Kapasimey is derived from the "kumudvan". Here, there is the shrine of Mahaprabhujee. The gotra of Kapasimey is "Shandilya muni".

Kutariyaar:- Families residing in the "bhandeervana" acquired "Kutariyaar" khata. A well by the name "Bhandeer" is here. It is believed that this well appeared when the lord Krishan annihilated the demon "vatasha-ashur". "Sharan muni" is perhaps the gotra of "kutariyaar".

Badgaway:- Badgaway derives their Khata from "bahulavana". Krishan-kunda and temples of Baldeojee and Bahula cow are located here. The gotra of Badgaway is "Kanta muni".

Charanpahari:- In Vrindavana area there are 5 hillocks, Gowanrdhan, Varasatu, Nandishawar, Charanpahari and Dushari Charanpahari. These small mountains gave the Khata "Charanpahari". The gotra of "charanpahari" is "Saravesh muni".

Ekghara:- From the "vatsha-vana", Lord Brahama is reported to have stolen some calves. Here, Gwal Mandol and Haribole thirthas are located. It is believed that "Ekghara" families used to reside in "vatsha-vana". "Chandra muni" is the gotra of "Ekghara".

Pawanchaudaha:- The temple of "pawan mohan jee" is located in "mahavan". Families residing in this area derived the Khata "Pawanchaudaha". The gotra of "Pawanchaudaha" is "Surya muni".

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