The eldest son of Shri Chitragupta form
Iravati, 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"
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 thatís why they later called as Mathurs. They are
normally resides in Matura, Agra and adjoining distincts.
Another son name Sucharu
settled in Gaur kingdom and gained the ports 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
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
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.
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 Ambasth.
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.
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.
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 Suraj
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
Empowered with powerful traits such as
SELF RESPECT, SELF ESTEEM, INTELLIGENCE,
COMMONSENSE & PRESENCE OF MIND,
AESTHETIC SENSE, BENEVOLENCE, Kayastha's are
PROGRESSIVE & ADAPTIVE. 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.
through adoption of economically backward families from within
the community, and hence their emancipation, is a known way of
KAYASTHA service to their community.