There are 102 gotras belongs to Arya Vysyas. They followed 102 Rishis for conducting
their rituals. Surname gotras and Rishis for identification and classification for
all the Arya Vysyas are one and the same. Gotras is equivalent of the Sanskrit names
Groups of Arya Vysyas became followers of particular Rishi for conducting their
rituals and they claimed to be the followers of that particular Rishi. Thus they
are identified by the Rishi name. And for still feature identification they use
a pre-fix surname generally indicating the area from which they migrated or the
profession to which they belong and other such identification.
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