The Arya Maratha Kshatriya Community in Dakshina Kannada district prominently has 24 clans and 72 sub-clans. Of these there are Rigvedis, Yajurvedis and also those belonging to Sooryavamsha and Chandravamsha. (There are two more vamshas namely Brahmavamsha and Sheshavamsha. But these Vamshas seem not to be in existence in Dakshina Kannada). They were initially considered Rajaputha Rashtrakutas and later as Maharashtrians. They have Saptarishi Moola Gotras and Sootras. The Community members are the disciples of Sri Sri Shringeri Sharada Peetha Jagadguru and pursue Vedic and Shodasha traditions.
The prominent 24 family line-ups or clans are:
|Sl. No||Manethana||Devara Mane||Kula Devaru|
|1||Thurthi Bahuman||Pilikunje, Kasaragod||Hemambika|
|3||Pawar||Pallikere Shakthi Nagar||Ravalanath Ammanavaru|
|4||Siriyar||Cherlkai, Adoor||Sri laxminarsimha swamy|
|5||Kaumar||1.Mategka Holekare||Durga Parameshwari|
|3.Kantha mangala, Sullia||Mahishamardhini|
|6||Suryavamshi||Pariwara kana, Sullia||Chamundeshwari|
|Kallagdhe, Jelligudde, Mangalore||Mookambika|
|Chathappadi, Malla||Mahadeva Ellamma|
|Mangala Nagara, Mangalore||Durga Parameshwari|
|10||Chandraman||Meginamane, Adhur||Durga Parameshwari|
|Mavinakallu, Kundakuzhi||Durga Devi Kathiyayini|
|Halegetu Sullia||DurgaDevi Ambaabhavani|
|Hithulugadde, Kundakuzhi||Arya Kathiyayini|
|13||Chauhan||Boopa Compound, Kasaragod||Ravalnatha Bhairava|
|Korakoodu, Kasaragod||Bhuvaneshwari, Ravalnatha|
|Kukkarabettu, Neralakatte||Bhairava, Durga Parameshwari|
|14||Jagthap||Katrumoole, Bekala.||Durga Parameshwari|
|Sanjekadav, Adoor||Durga Parameshwari|
|Elikkala, Padyathadkka||Ashwarooda Durga Parameshwari|
|15||Katwat||Kayyanni, Adoor||Jai Thrikali Ravalnatha, Vishnumoorthi|
|17||More||Jeppu, Mangalore||Kollur Mookambika|
|18||Bhonsle||Benrji Compound Bolara||Ravalnarha Vittobha|
|B.C. Road, Bantwala||Durga Parameshwari|
|19||Jamaar||Maalamgya, Punduru||Durga Parameshwari|
|22||Varad||Uppinangadi||Shree Durga Ammanavaru|
Every clan has its own trustee (Moktesara). Of these the Moktesara of Jadhav clan is given top most priority in the community. He is called the first Moktesara. Of the clans, the members of the Jadhava, Kaumar, Bahuman. Patal, Vagman. Chadraman are considered as those belonging to the Guruvarga family. These clans have their own separate family Gurus.
The names of sub-clans – Marathe, Phalkar, Holkar, Karki Tamara. Sure, Bhide, Jade, Amte—there are 72 such sub-clans.
Those belonging to the 24 prominent clans belong to the Kashyapa, Atri, Bharadwaja, Vishwamitra, Gautama, Jamadagni and Saptarishi gotras. It can be said that in Dakshina Kannada district (including Kasargod district) there are hardly any members belonging to the Atri, Gautama Rishi Moola and those belonging o the Ghorpade, Gayakwad, Nimbalkar, and Marathe clans.