Do you want to know Rahul Gandhi's 'Gotra' and religion? This priest reveals

New Delhi, Nov 27, News24 Bureau: Monday saw Rahul Gandhi in Rajasthan to address rallies keeping in mind the forthcoming elections in the state. The Congress president also made it a point to visit Dargah and temples in the state. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was also there in the state and there was a bombardment of accusations and counter-accusations in Rajasthan. A priest at the Pushkar lake in Rajasthan, who presided over the puja offered by Rahul Gandhi on Monday, claimed that the Congress president's gotra was 'Dattatreya' and he is a Kashmiri Brahmin."His gotra is 'Dattatreya' and he is a Kashmiri Brahmin. Motilal Nehru, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Sanjay Gandhi, Maneka Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi have come and offered prayers at the ghat and it is recorded with us," Dinanath Kaul, the priest, told reporters.Kaul claimed that he possessed old records, or 'pothi', in which the record of his family tree is registered and the priest's ancestors had made Motilal Nehru, Jawaharlal Nehru and other members of the family do puja at the Pushkar Sarovar."(Rahul) Gandhi came and offered prayers at the ghat. He also said his gotra is Dattatreya. Dattatreya are Kauls and Kauls are Kashmiri Brahmin," he said.The priest also presented documents showing the names of Rahul Gandhi's ancestors who have worshipped at the Pushkar lake.

Rahul Gandhi is in Rajasthan and will be addressing various election rallies. But as the trend has been of late, the Congress president paid a visit to the Ajmer Dargah and also visited the Pushkar temple. Rahul also made an entry in the visitor's book where he wrote a message in the temple log book. The Pushkar temple has all the records of the Gandhi family tree.

Before visiting the temple,Congress president Rahul Gandhi Monday paid obeisance at the 13th century dargah of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti here

The Congress chief visited the Ajmer dargah and Pushkar and offered prayers before addressing election rallies.

With Agencies