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Godbole is a surname from Kokanastha Brahmins or Chitpavan Brahmins from Western Maharashtra (Western Coast of India) and also used by Rajapur Saraswat Brahmins.


Godbole family may include descendants of Caucasian people from the Ashkenaz area and Scythian immigrants into India (Indo-Scythians) who were Hindus at the time of migration (approx 5000 years ago). They are generally fair and have light eye color. Godboles have no connection whatsoever with Arabs, Irish or the British.

Family Deity

Their family deity (or) Kuladeivat areShree Vyadeshwara, Shree Durga Devi at Guhagar, Shree MahaLaxmi at Kolhapur and Shree Meruling. Also there is a branch of Godboles who have Shri Durgadevi of Vayangani (near Ratnagiri) as their Kuladevi.

Godboles have origins dating thousands of years ago from Devache Gothane, Guhagar, Pawas, Ganpati Pule, Vayangani and other parts of the great Maharashtrian Konkan coast. Now, there are a large number of them in Mumbai and Pune as well as other places. There is a book written on the Godbole family, lineage, migration, genetics, origins, etc named Godbole kulavruttant.

Godbole family tree can be traced back to Indo-Aryan Sages such as Koushika (Kausika was one of the names of Visvamitra)Gotra Koushik.

A popular myth mentions that the Godbole are descendents of the Parashurama (the 6th avatar of Lord Vishnu) who are...
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