Goswami (Devanagari गोस्वामी" IAST|goswāmī" IAST) (pronounced IPAEng|ɡɔʃʍæːɱɨ)) is a title often bestowed on people who choose the path of Sannyasa. The sanyasins or disciples of Adi Shankaracharya are also called "Dash Nam", as the title Goswami is further divided into ten groups, viz., Giri, Puri, Bharti, Ban, Aranya, Sagar, Math, Tirth, Yogi and Parwat. These all dashnam Goswamis are associated with four Math in four corners of India, established by Adi Shankaracharya. Initially all the disciples were Sanyasins who embraced sanyas either after marriage or without getting married. Since, sanyasins are considered as Brahmin therefore during the course of time, those who embraced married life on the order of their guru and their decedents are considered Brahmins with the surname Goswami. Being a Goswami Sanyasin includes a vow of celibacy. Some religious traditions use the title Swami for those who had never married, and Goswami for those who had been married in that life and vow not to marry again. This is also the source of the surname Gosain or Gosine.

Goswami can also refer to an individual from the Brahmin caste of the Hindu religion.

ee also

; One of the Six Goswamis of Vrindavan:

**the brothers Rupa Goswami and Sanatana Goswami,
**and nephew Jiva Goswami;
**Gopala Bhatta Goswami, Raghunatha Bhatta Goswami, and Raghunatha Dasa Goswami.

;Other uses in religion:

* Das Goswami
* Gopal Bhatta Goswami
* Gopal Krishna Goswami
* Hridayananda dasa Goswami
* Mukunda Goswami
* Pitambar Deva Goswami
* Satsvarupa dasa Goswami
* Tamal Krishna Goswami

;Other uses:

* Amit Goswami, Indian physicist known for his interest in spiritual matters in relation to physics.
* Arnab Goswami, Top Indian television journalist, Editor-in-Chief TIMES NOW news channel of the TIMES OF INDIA GROUP, India's largest media house.
* Bindiya Goswami actress
* Debabrata Goswami scientist
* Gautam Goswami civil servant
* Chuni Goswami , a great footballer from Calcutta.
* Jhulan Goswami, ICC Women's Player of the Year 2007
* Joy Goswami, a Bengali poet
* Indira Raisom Goswami, a Jnanapeetha award winner
* Rajiv Goswami
* Udita Goswami is a Bollywood actress.

Goswami are vamsa of Ganesha putra (Siva purana.)

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