ॐ Hindu Of Universe ॐ

“God’s light is within you, It never leaves you.”


ॐ Hindu Of Universe ॐ

God’s light is within you, It never leaves you.”

Sons from Iravati (Shobhavati):

1. Kulshrestha
2. Mathur
3. Gaur
4. Bhatnagar
5. Saxena
6. Ambasta
7. Nigam
8. Karna

Sons from Nandini (Dakshina):

1. Srivastava
2. Suryadhvaj
3. Valmik
4. Asthana
Kulshrestha: The eldest son of Shri Chitragupta from Iravati and Chitragupta was settled in old Panchal state contemporary Panchal state was from central west of U.P. to north of Shivalik range. This lies in present Rohilkhand part of U.P.. Later in this area was also pronounced as North Panchal. The capital of above Panch is Ahishera and the local residence are called as “Ahigad” as the time progresses their senenations are also name as Ahigad Kaystha. Because of the eldest among all sons Ahigad Kayastha also called themselves “Kulshrestha”

Mathur: Born from Irawati another son name Charan was settled in the coutryb of Saursen Kings and handled the ports of different ministerial and administrative cadre. The ancesto of Shri Krishna, King Yayati has ministers form the generation of Charan. The capital of Saursen was Mathura that’s why they later called as Mathurs. They are normally resides in Matura, Agra and adjoining distincts.

Gaur: Another son name Sucharu setteled in Gaur kingdom and gained the porst of minister. This Gaur kingdom has large area form Padma River of Bangal province.To Vardman Area in west. The other castes which are also residing in some area are also termed as Gaur an the provincial basis.

Bhatnagar: In the ancient time there was a kingdom in East Panjab area having capital Bhatner. The son of Shri Chitragupta named Chitra was working as minister in this kingdom and start residing there in Bhatner. Later on their generations where also transferred in different parts of Haryana, Panjab, North East of Rajasthan and west Uttar Pradesh. Because of having birth place in Bhatner later on they were called as Bhatnagar.

Saxena: In ancient time there was a kingdom named Gandhar which was spread over the area of west of Sindhu River (Present Afganistan) .The capital of Gandhar was Takshshila later on Pushkawali(Present Peshawar). The son of Shri Chitragupta named Matimaan hold the post of minister in Gandhar Kingdom. The generations of Matimaan establishes the city named “Kayasthinvash” which was presently the capital of Afganistan named Kabul. In Puran the residents of Sakun Kingdom they comes into two phases, the persons of first phase are called as Khare and that of second phase are Dusare.

Ambasta: In the ancient time there was a kingdom named Ambast which was in between ChandraBahga (Present Chenab river) and Airawart (Present Ravi river). The discussion of Ambast Kingdom was also mentioned in BrahmnaPuran. The residents of this Kingdom was called as Ambasta. Padini was also called the residents of Southeast region of Kashmir as Ambasta. The son of Shri Chitragupta named Himvaan had hold the post of minister there and their generations are also settled there. There people are very brave and fight along with Kauravs in Mahabharath. Because of the residents of Ambast Kingdom they are called as Ambasta.

Nigam: Another son of Shri Chitragupta named Antarvendreya was of very religious nature. He spends lots of his time in the reading of Veds. He deployed his sons in the study of Veds or Nigam .This results that their generations are further named as Nigams.

Karna: Another son of Shri Chitragupta ji Vishvabhanu was settled in the south Bihar in ancient Magadh. Ancient Kaleshwar (Present Kashi) to Tapta Kund (Present Sita Kund in Munger ) all the area comes into Magadh Kingdom. Its capital was Rajgarh (Present Rajgir) In the period of Mahabharat Duryodhaon had presented the western part of this are to his friend Karna (Ang Desh). Later on residents of these areas are called as Karna. Kayastha from Gupta Era to Rajput Era they all are worked at different ministerial and administrative levels. In Khujraho the capital of Chandel Kingdom a minister named Yashovarman build a big temple.

Srivastava: Bhanu son of Shri Chitragupta ji and Dakshina settled in the Kushal Kingdom of ancient India. Their generations hold the posts at different administrative level in that Kingdom. Minister of King Dashreth ( Father of Lord Ram ) Sumant belongs to the family of Bhanu Later on Lord Ram divided his Kingdom in between Lav and Kush in the form of north and south Kaushal. According to Valmeek the capital of north Kaushal is Shravasti. So attached with Shravasti they are called as Srivastava. Some myth are also existed that because being migrated from Srinagar they are also called as Srivastava. Some have the prediction that they are also residing on the banks of Saraswati River that is why they are called as Srivastava. According to famous writer Dr Rangyay Raghav the suffix of Srivastava is “Vastava” shows that they are very good architect (Vaastu Kala). That is why they had built Hastinapur, Ahichha and Sravasti.
After analyzing the above views it is concluded that major density of this sub caste of Kayastha is in the Uttar Pradesh near Gonda district was the ancient Sravasti and this important subcast of kayastha was named on the basis of this.

Suryadhvaj: The son of Shri Chitragupta and Dakshina ,Vibahu get settled in the ancient Kashmir. On that time Kashmir province was situated north west of Himalaya which was also mentioned in Shakti Sagar Tantra. On that place the generation of Vibhanu was very powerful. Majority of them played their role in finances and judiciary sector, because of that local Brahmin feels jealous for them. Once they had also established their own kingdom. Since mother of Vibhanu is the daughter of Surya so generations of Vibhanu place sign of Sun on their flags. Because of this they are further called as Suryadhvaj.

Valmik: In the central part of the plains of Ganga and Yamuna there was a kingdom named Panchal having capital Kampil which was situated in the south of Ganga. In ancient South Panchal there was Ashram of Valmiki. The Kayastha residents of this kingdom was start staying in the adjoining areas of this Ashram and was great followers of Saint Valmiki. Because of this later on the residents of this kingdom was called as valmeek Kayastha.

Asthana: The son Veerbhanu of Shri Chitragupta ji was settled in Brahmavat Kingdom. In Hindu era the capital of Brahmavart was Sthaneshwar. When Harshawardhan merges the Kingdom of his sister in his Kingdom Kannauj had became his second capital. To handle the administration and system the persons of sub caste were settled there .Since they had the background of Sthaneshwer so they are called as Asthana .Before Mughals they are linked with different administrative jobs for Sharki Sultans. Raja Todarmal minister of Mughal emperor Akbar is also from Asthana family. In Mughal period as the influence of Avadh increases, Asthanas shifts towards Lucknow. Presently they are residing in the adjoining areas of Lucknow as Sitapur, Hardoi etc.



About Chitragupta
Chitragupta is the Hindu Deity entrusted with keeping records of deeds committed by human beings in their sojourn on Earth. He is also fondly referred to as the ‘Bookkeeper’ by human beings and Gods alike. All human beings are accountable for their actions on the Earthly plane and Chitragupta weighs the pros and cons of every individual before deciding if they deserve a place in Heaven or go straight to hell. Since Hindu mythology strongly advocates the role of ‘Karma’ in deciding what path a person ascends after his/her life on earth, all deeds committed by the individual are carefully considered and only then can the right path be determined. This is precisely the role Chitragupta assumes, to create a log of all beings and decide their fate after they shed their mortal coil.

Legend associated with Chitragupta
Chitragupta owes his heritage to Lord Brahma, who is his father. Brahma is one of the three Gods in the holy trinity of Hinduism and revered as the Creator. Yama, the God of death and the seventeenth creation of Brahma was initially entrusted with the task of maintaining the records of the dead, but was overwhelmed by the sheer volume of the numbers. This led to his taking several wrong decisions which resulted in chaos. He duly beseeched Brahma to provide him with an able assistant to whom he could entrust this task.

Brahma realized the importance of the matter and entrusted the task of maintaining the affairs of the Universe temporarily to Surya, the Sun God, while he pondered over the same. After a staggering 11,000 years of deep meditation, Lord Chitragupta finally emerged from the mind and body of Brahma. He appeared with a pen and paper in his hand, wielding outstanding skills in the role of the Heavenly bookkeeper. Since he was born in secrecy, he was named Chitragupta (hidden picture). Nothing escaped his vigilant eye and not a single deed went unnoticed. Chitragupta is also credited with being the first to use letters. He was married twice, to Dakshina Nandini and Erawati Shobawati with whom he fathered twelve children in all.

How Chitragupta is worshipped
This divine being with outstanding powers of managing celestial records of the entire human race, is worshipped in several temples in India. Pooja (known as Dawat or inkpot) and Homas are conducted in his honor, along with offerings of books and pens.

Other offerings include honey, jaggery, plates made of leaves, yoghurt, vermillion, brass utensils, betel nut and sandalwood paste. Before conducting the Puja, the place should be thoroughly cleaned and sweets should be prepared. A Swastika is drawn on the ground and an earthen lamp is lit. Ablutions are carried out on Chitragupta’s idol and vermillion is applied on his forehead. Books and stationery items are kept in front of the idol and people chant Mantras dedicated to Chitragupta. Many write Mantras in a bid to replicate his deeds and also offer flowers as a mark of respect. On completion of the Puja, sweets are distributed as Prasad and all the papers, devotees wrote in his honor are immersed in a water body.

Temples of Chitragupta
Several temples in India are dedicated to Chitragupta, notable of which are in Kancheepuram in Tamil Nadu, Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh and Udaipur in Rajasthan. Three more temples dedicated to Chitragupta are located in Bihar in the districts of Hajipur, Raxaul and Muzzafarpur.

Chitragupta was born with astute skills in the art of administration and keeping records, which greatly enhanced his prestige among the Gods and even human beings who acknowledged him as an accomplished custodian of human karmic registers. He blesses his devotees with knowledge, wisdom and an analytical mind which is essential to lead a fruitful life even today. All his teachings are highly relevant, especially in the modern world which relies heavily on the administrative and management skills of a person.

Connect With The Divine
The sacred scriptures prescribe fire ceremony, Abishekam (hydration ceremony), Pooja/Archana (Light and Sound ceremony), Yantra and Mantra (special sounds) as the ways to offer your prayer to the divine. Out of these, fire ceremony is the most evolved spiritual technology on earth to connect with the divine beings. Participate in the remedial services to clear your karma and receive the blessings.

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Sree Chitraguptajee Maharaj
Hindu Mythology believes that the entire world, as we know it, was created by LORD BRAMHA, the Creator. Lord Bramha first created 16 Sons from various parts of his own body. Shree Chitraguptjee, his 17th creation, is believed to be the creation from Lord Bramha’s Mind & Soul.

Shree Chitraguptjee is divine incarnation in human form called Kayastha since he is the only creation of Lord Bramha, created in entirety [KAYA] from the lords body, unlike the other 16 sons who were created only from various parts of the body. Shree Chitraguptjee (& hence the Kayastha’s) were accorded a dual caste status, namely KSHATRITYA [Warrior] and BRAHMIN [The Learned].

Hindu Mythology is based on a multiple phase life cycle involving re-birth. It is believed that those who do not attain a balance between their good-deeds and misdoing, have to attain re-birth in any living form , to complete the LIFE CYCLE.

The primary duty awarded to Shree Chitraguptjee was to create LOG of the lives of all living beings, judge their lives based on good-deeds and misdoing, and decide, upon ones death, whether they will attain NIRVANA [Completion of their LIFE CYCLE & redemption from all worldly troubles] or, receive punishment for their misdoing in another life form, till they attain NIRVANA.

The Kayastha Parivar believes in WORLD PEACE, JUSTICE, KNOWLEDGE and LITERACY, the four primary virtues depicted by the form of Shree Chitraguptjee. The community, world-wide, strives to attain these virtues and promote the same, in line with the teachings of their supreme lord.


Over the centuries, the community established excellence in ACADEMICS, ADMINISTRATION, LEGAL JUSTICE, SCIENCE & FINE-ARTS.

The Kayastha Community is religiously inclined & very close-knit. They strive to fight social injustice in society. They instill values of religion & culture. Academics has a very important place in the life of a Kayastha. Sincerity & Hard Work are always respected and awarded.

Social reform through adoption of economically backward families from within the community, and hence their emancipation, is a known way of KAYASTHA service to their community.




Chitragupta is the Hindu god, who is assigned with the task to keep complete record of deeds of human beings and after their death judge them to send to hell or heaven depending on their actions on earth. In some beliefs Chitragupta is the creation of Lord Brahma and the younger brother of death god, Yama. Lord Brahma created sixteen sons from different parts of his body. Thereafter he created his seventeenth son Chitragupta from his belly. He is also called ‘Kayastha’ as he was created from the Kaya (body) of Lord Brahma. In human form he is one of the divine manifestations. Chitragupta has many sons namely Gorh, Mathur,Bhatnagar, Saxena, Asthana, Srivastava, Ambastha and Karn.

The Hindu religion believes in the life cycle and rebirth. It is thought that those who have misdoings in life have to take rebirth after a punishment period in the hell to complete their life cycle. The primary duty of Chitragupta is to create log of the lives of all human beings. After the death of the creatures Chitragupta judges and decides whether they will attain ‘Nirvana’ or go to heaven for their good-deeds and get redemption from all worldly troubles or receive punishment for their misdoing in another life form or in the hell.

The Kayastha families in India think themselves to be descendant of Chitragupta. They perform Chitragupta Puja or Dawat (inkpot) Puja, in which books and pens are worshipped, indicating the importance of study for the Kayasthas. In Mahabharata the teachings of Chitragupta advocates that men should do virtuous acts as they are rewarded or punished according to their deeds.

Chitragupta came into being after Lord Brahma established the four varnas – Brahmin, Kshatriya, Vaishya and Shudra. He is considered omnipresent and omniscient and is believed to keep accurate records of the actions of all human beings from their birth till death. It is considered that those who worship him would be granted prosperity. His birthday is celebrated on Yamadwitiya. Chitragupta Jayanti is observed as his birthday. Some temples in South India are dedicated to worship of Lord Chitragupta. One of them is located in Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu.